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With high volumes of inbound and outbound tourists, it’s tough to believe that China only began developing its tourism industry in the late 1970s. From the majestic yet elusive Forbidden City, the Great Wall and Terracotta Army, to natural wonders like the stunning Stone Forest in Yunnan, the list of attractions goes on and on.

TRAVEL INFORMATION

    Country Code: +86
    Time Zone: GMT +8 hours (Same as Singapore)
    Peak Travel Period: May – Aug
    Four Seasons: Yes
    Currency: Chinese Yuan Renminbi, RMB (¥)

    Tap water: Boil before drinking, or buy bottled
    AC Socket Type: Types  A, C & I – 220V 50Hz
China Power Plug - Types A, C & I - 220V 50Hz

USEFUL WORDS

Not many languages are as elegant and profound as the Chinese Language. With more than eight linguistic groups and hundreds of different dialects, the diversity is insane. Based off a dialect from the Han people, Mandarin is the official language, and is understood by most people around the country.

  • Hello/Greetings – 你好 (nǐ hǎo)
  • Thank you – 谢谢 (xiè xie)
  • Good – 好 (hǎo)
  • Cheers! (Toasting) – 干杯! (gān bēi)
  • Sorry – 对不起 (duì bù qǐ)
  • Goodbye – 再见 (zài jiàn)

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