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FAQ

We selected some of the most usefull and frequent-asked questions about the China Travel to make your China Tour easier and more smooth.

Q: What to pack for a China trip?

A:

China is a very interesting and thrilling country to visit. I sum up a few key things that you need to bring with you to ensure you a good travel to China.

Bring clothes according to the season you are traveling for China gets hot in the summer, and very cold in the winter. Bring plenty of comfortable clothes. A comfortable pair of walking shoes is an absolute for tourism. Sunscreen lotion and sunglasses are quite needed in the hot summer. Don’t forget a light raincoat or an umbrella except in winter months.

Don’t forget to keep the electrical converter and adapter plugs. Because China's electrical system operates at 220 volts which is a little bit different with your country.

Common toiletries, cold and digestive medications, lip balm, sanitary napkins and any over-the-counter medicines you generally use.

Camera and film are significant to a trip. Be aware that while print film is available in most places, slide film may be difficult to find. And be sure to pack extra batteries.

Read materials, including a guidebook on the places you will see before your arrival, and then you can have a better understanding to it. And it’s wise to keep a notebook to keep track of all the exciting things happening on the trip. By doing so, you can keep the wonderful memory longer.

Hope you have a wonderful trip in China.

Q: What methods of payment do you accept

A:Methods of Payment

We are now able to offer 4 methods of Payment:
1. Visa, Master Card, JCB, Diners Club, UnionPay and American Express secure online payment.
2. Visa or Master Card secure online payment via PayPal.
3. Visa or Master Card by fax
4. Wire transfer.

Cash payment, travelers' check and company check is applicable upon special request, but personal checks cannot be accepted.

Q: How do I know that I can use Paypal to make the payment?

A:Paypal has built a secure payment network of more than 55 countries and regions. Our Provides Secure Online Payment provided by PayPal!

Q: How do I get tickets for the opera?

A:There are many opera theaters in Beijing where you can see opera performance every day. You can go to Huguang HUiguan (湖广会馆)or Liyuan Theater. Mei Lanfang Theater has a Beijing Opera show at Christmas night. I suggest you buy ticket at the theater when you just arrive in Beijing, or ask for help with your hotel.

Q: How kite festival is celebrated in china?

A:I just know there is such a festival in Weifang City, Shandong. It is the city of kites. The festival usually is held on April 20. It is an international festival. There is a museum and competitions among kites from all many countries.

Q: Chinese Silk brand validation...?

A:Silk material have luster. You say it heavy, perhaps it is brocade? Printed color or the colors from embroidery decoration. If they are reall and in good quality, the price is fine. You may ask for a local who know this when you are still in Beiijing now. You went to the Hongqiao Pearl City nearby the Temple of Heaven I guess?!

Q: Write down the products of silk fiber ?

A:Many products are made of silk fiber, such as silk pyjamas, silk dress, silk ties, silk beddings, silk curtains and others.

Q: How about tea ceremony in China?

A:You would go to Taiyuanfang Tea House (泰元坊) or Laoshe Tea House in Beijing. 湖心亭 tea house in Shanghai, nearby Yuyuan Garden. You would find the tea performance different in these two places.

Q: How do you make chinese food?

A:
I think most Chinese foods are fairly easy to prepare with two primary thoughts:
1. No matter if you are chowing (stir-frying) in a pan or a wok, the cooking process will be very quick due to the high heat and small food pieces. Have everything ready to cook in individual bowls (think like a TV cooking show) and walk through the process in your mind before the first food hits the hot metal. After the sizzle starts, it's too late to chop a carrot!

2. Authentic foods come from authentic ingredients. I'm lucky enough to have a thriving Asian community in my area (military town) and access to more specific produce, meats and ingredients, but the internet is a great equalizer. Even when I don't have chinese sausages, I can use smoked sausages or even Mexican Chorizo for a great tasting dish (but I still love Rose Wine chinese sausages most). Experiment and find out what works for you and what you like.
Happy Chowing!

Q: What is the age group division in wushu?

A:Adults Group:above 18, include 18 years old;
juniors group: between 12 and 18;
children group: under 12.

Q: How did the Han Dynasty open up China?

A:By the silk road, Han Dynasty open the trade with countries in the Middle East Asia. By continuous wars, this dynasty established relationship with countries in Mongolia and Siberia.

By sea, it traded with East Asia and Southeast Asia. In many tombs in Asia, you can find relics of Han Dynasty. By all kinds of methods, Han Culture was spread to other countries and have an effect on culture of other countries.

Because of the silk road and the travel & trade it produced. previously, China had been isolated due to its geography, but with the silk road China could share cultures with the rest of the world.

Q: What cultural achievements of the Han Dynasty?

A:Here is something I know:
1. During the rule of Han Wudi, he appointed Zhang Qian to take the Silk Road, which made great contributions to advertsing and exchange Chinese culture. 

2. Starting to establish Yuefu, which was a government office for collecting folk songs and ballads.

3. Development in religion. Buddhism was introduced into China then and the present White Horse Buddhist Temple (Baima Temple) constructed then became the first Buddhist temple in China. At the sametime, Taoism was established during that time.

Q: What were some important inventions in ancient china?

A:Spinning wheel

gunpowder, silk ,and metallurgy

Q: Cheapest way to get to Simatai or Jinshanling?

A:Simatai is closed for renovation.
From Beijng to Jinshanling, take bus no.980 at Dongzhimen Long-distance bus station, get off at Miyun bus station and then hire a car(rmb100-200) to Jinshanling. You can also share a car with others to save money.

If you are in Beijing and go to Tianannam Square there are some travel agents around square who offer trips to Simatai about £20-£30 each.
They picked us up Hotel but beware mini buses may be used not coaches be sure mode of transport but worth it when you get there

Anyone know when Simatai will reopen?

No official news about the opening time by now. If you come recently, change another place, for example Jinshanling Great Wall.

Q: How to travel from Beijing directly to Mutianyu?

A:There is no direct bus running at that period from the downtown area to Mutianyu. You can hire a cab to go there directly. Or you can take the bus 916(express line) from Dongzhimen to Huairou Bus Station first, get off at Qingchun Lu Beikou, Huairou Bei Dajie or the terminus and then hire a mini-bus to Mutianyu. Bus 916 can be found in the bus stop close to Exit B of Dongzhimen subway station.

Q: How about transportation from Beijing to Badaling?

A:According to the latest news, bus no. 877 is in service from10:30 to 17:00 from April 1st to October 31th and from 11:00 to 16:30 from Nov. 1st to Mar. 31th. The bus in service every about 10-20 min. Bus No. 877 does not stop along the route and the whole journey takes about 1.5-2 h.

Q: High speed train from shanghai to the Great Wall?

A:Which section of the wall do you want to visit? Anyway, you need to go to Beijing first. You can take high-speed train from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station. The train ticket fare is CNY553 for second class seat and CNY933 for first class seat.

Q: What about the distance between airport & Great Wall?

A:I would highly suggest contacting a tour company and having them pick you up, take you there, and bring you back. Costs a bit more, but less hassle. I would also suggest going to the Mutianyu gate as it'll be closer (about 32 miles and about 45 minutes to get there). Obviously, the time it takes to get there and the time you'll wait in line to get up to the wall will depend on the time of year and how many tourists are there. You can walk up from the base, ride the cable car, or take a chair lift (about $13 roundtrip).

Q: What is the tourism season for the Great Wall of China?

A:From May to October is a good period for visit the Great Wall. If you want to go, I suggest you to go in October. Then the scenery and the climate is perfect for visiting the wall as well as the Beijing City.

Q: Segway or ricksha allowed on Great Wall?

A:It is not allowed to use the segway or richsha on the wall. If you feel tired of climbing, you can use the cable cars on the wall.

Q: Where are attractive places to hold the snow?

A:It is cold in Shanghai with a low temperature of about 0~10C, but it is hard to predict the snowfall during that period currently. You need to pay close attention to the weather forecast of the city. If you really want to enjoy the interest of snow, you can go to Yinqixing Indoor Skiing Site located at 1835 Qixin Road,Minhang District. The thick of snow reaches 50 cm.

Q: How about the wheather in central China?

A:

From 9th of June till end of June, I'll be travelling from Beijing to Xi'an, Chengdu, Leshan, Lijiang, Dali, Kunming, Kunming, Guilin, Yangshuo and finish in Hong Kong. What kind of wheather can I expect and will the weather be really wet during this month (based on the info above)? Many thanks in advance.

For the cities you mentioned, it will be hot during June. And for most of these places, it will be during the rainy season, so yes, it will be wet sometimes. If you travel then, the umbrella or rainy coat can be necessary.

Q: Best time to travel in many cities of China?

A:Considering the weather condition, May and October can be the best travel season. It is warm and sunny.
However, both the months are during the Golden Travel Season of China, so it may be crowded, especially in the early days of the months.

Q: What weather in march in shanghai ?

A:According to the latest weather forecast, the weather of Shanghai, Hangzhou, Suzhou and Wuxi is similar, with the temperature range of 8-22C. It is mostly cloudy in March. Sometimes, it also rains, which gethers in the middle of March.

As for Nanjing, it is a little cooler, with the temperature range of 7-22C in the early March and 4-16C in the middle of the month. Similarly, the rainfall also happens during the middle of the month.

I suggest you take along leather jacket, a light sweater and thick trousers as traveling in these places.

Q: What is the weather in Beijing during May 5-9?

A:As the past weather records show that both Beijing and Shanghai would be warm then, sometimes a little hot.
Beijing's temperature will vary from 15C to 30C during May 5-9. Little rain may fall sometimes.

Temperature of Shanghai will range from 18C to 27C and there may be unexpected thunderstorm.

Therefore, both long-sleeved and short-sleeved shirts are necessary. Shorts may help in hot afternoon, especially in Beijing. Though, I also suggest you take along a light coat to keep warm in early morning or rainy night.

Q: What is the best month to visit guilin?

A:Hi, I am a native. Personally, April to June are the best months. Regards

April to Oct. are all good months to visit.

May to September is the best

Q: The weather of shanghai,beijing and xian in mid-Nov.?

A:It will start to come into winter in Beijing and Xian, so you may feel a little cold, with the average temperatrure of 8C or around for mid of this month. Somtimes, it may be windy and you always feel dry. As for Shanghai, it will become colder and colder. Rainy days are decreasing. You may find fog in the morning. For the mid of Nov. the average temperature shall be around 18C.

Q: Where can I take a train to Lhasa?

A:There are currently five train services from Beijing to Lhasa, Xining/Lanhzou and Chongqing/Chengdu,Guangzhou and Shanghai.

Q: Beijing to Hong Kong by high speed train

A:From Beijing to Guangzhou there are 3 high speed trains, but to Shenzhen only one, we suggest you take Beijing-Guangzhou-Hongkong. In Guangzhou, you need to take subway from Guangzhou South Railway Station to Guangzhou East Railway Satation. Please take subway line 2 to Gongyuanqian, then change to subway line 1 to the East Station.

Q: Can I change to high speed train reservation?

A:Yes, the guests can change the tickets date, but you need to pay some handling fees accordingly.

Q: The train deos not include the service delivery charges?

A:Yes, if you buy it at railway station directly by yourself, there is no service delivery charges. But it is said that there is a sea of people in the chinese railway station so you'd better go there earlier. Hope you luck!

Q: Are trains on time in China?

A:I took the trains from Shanghai to Beijing and Beijing to Xian in this July and both them depart and arrive on time.

Yes, in most cases, they are on time. But some will be late at times for some reasons.

Q: How to confirm a flight?

A:Hi, to confirm your ticket, you would better log into China Southern Airlines official website and check in online with your e-ticket number. At the same time, you will find the contact number on its official website.

China Southern Airline's contact number: +86-20-4006695539; +86-20-22395539

Q: How can i get the flight prices ?

A:The website doesn't show price for flight to and from Hongkong, you need to fill an online enquire form and wait for an email with quotation. As for the dometic flight, i suggest you buy them about one month in advance for better price.

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