China Tourist Information

China Tourist Information

When buying a tour to China, you must have travel information about your trip – a voucher for accommodation and services in China, a medical insurance policy for traveling to China, an air ticket to China and your passport for traveling abroad. We kindly ask you to arrive at the airport 2 hours before departure to go through all the necessary formalities before flying to China.

Location. According to thesciencetutor.org, China, or as this country is also called the “Middle Kingdom”, is the most populated country in the world, one of the centers of the world economy. The Chinese have long called China the center of the world. China is the third largest in the world in terms of territory (more than 9.6 million square kilometers), in terms of its area, China is second only to Russia and Canada. The Celestial Empire is located in the eastern part of the Asian continent and is washed by the waters of the Pacific Ocean. China borders in the north with Russia and Mongolia, and in the west with Kazakhstan, India and Nepal…, in the south China has a common border with Vietnam, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Capital of China. Beijing.

Language. Chinese.

Visa to China. Visa to China is issued at the consular section of the Chinese Embassy in Ukraine. Visa corridor – 3 months. The maximum stay on a tourist visa is 30 days. The term for issuing a visa to China is 7 working days.

Required documents for applying for a visa to China: a foreign passport, valid for at least 6 months on the date of issuing a visa, 1 photo, a certificate from work or a bank, personal data, a copy of an internal passport

Features of the customs control of China. China Customs Service is polite and hospitable. The main rule is not to carry any prohibited items (drugs, weapons, etc.). Antiques can be exported outside of China only with a purchase receipt from an antique store. It is allowed to import into China: 200 pieces of cigarettes, 2 liters of alcoholic beverages, it is necessary to declare jewelry, video and photo cameras when entering China.

Time. China has a time difference with Ukraine: +5 hours in summer and +6 hours in winter.

Climate. Most of China is located in the temperate climate zone, which is characterized by hot summers and mild winters. In the south of China and about. Hainan has a tropical climate. The coldest climate is in northeastern China.

The most comfortable weather for traveling to China is spring and autumn.

resorts in China. Hainan – Located in the southern part of the country in the South China Sea, the second largest island in China. Hainan Island is located in the tropical climate zone and has an average annual temperature of 25 degrees. Hainan Island (Sanya resort) has a year-round tourist season. The island is known for its crystal-clear sea, magnificent white sandy beaches, and numerous hot springs on the island. On about. Hainan You can visit the huge national parks with virgin tropical jungles, ethnographic parks, where you can get acquainted with the traditions and customs of the Li people. The hotels of Hainan Island have a very high level of service for tourists, there are hotels of the world’s most famous chains, first-class restaurants and bars, and entertainment venues.

Religion of China. A large number of the Chinese population are atheists, but still they believe in the existence of evil and good spirits, the spirits of their ancestors. The most widespread religion in China is Taoism. The main religions in China are Buddhism, Islam, the Christian religions are Catholicism and Protestantism.

Chinese cuisine. Chinese cuisine can be conditionally divided into the following main areas: Beijing cuisine (the so-called imperial cuisine); Shanghai cuisine (oriental); Sichuan cuisine (Western); cantonese cuisine. In all major cities of China there are many restaurants with European, Japanese, Thai cuisine.

Souvenirs in China. Not only in markets and shopping centers, but also in hotels in China, there are shopping galleries where you can buy various souvenirs and products of numerous folk crafts. Antiques and antiques are quite rare and have a high cost, silk and cashmere products can be purchased relatively cheaply and of good quality. Among handicrafts, figurines made of white and green jade, gems, silk, products with embroidery on fabrics, brocade, lacquer miniatures, batik, enamel, the famous Chinese painted porcelain, toys, and woven bamboo are mainly offered.

Transport of China. The most convenient and, at the same time, inexpensive transport in Chinese cities can be called a taxi (in China, all taxi transportation must be carried out only with the meter turned on and payment is made on it). In cities in China, buses, trolleybuses and cycle rickshaws are also often used. There are excellent subways in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and some other cities in China. Intercity trips are usually made by trains and planes. Chinese trains are very comfortable, equipped with air conditioning, especially in recent years, a network of comfortable high-speed trains has been developing very actively in China. China also has a very developed network of expressways. You can also rent a car in China, but this service is especially widespread in the southern part of China.

Chinese currency and currency exchange. The national currency of the PRC is the Yuan (RMB), the Yuan is divided into 10 jiao (or mao) and 100 fen. Notes of 1, 2, 5, 10, 50, 100 Yuan have been issued. You can exchange any currency for Yuan in hotels, banks and exchange offices at the airport and railway stations in China. Commissions are not charged.

Credit cards. In China, Visa, Master Card, American Express, Dinners Club cards are very widely accepted. The main places to use the cards are hotels, department stores and restaurants. ATMs are located in large numbers in crowded places.

Tips. In China, restaurants usually include a tip in the cost of food, but if you are satisfied with the service, it is customary to tip ten Yuan.

Holidays in China.
January 1 – New Year. China celebrates the New Year like most of the Earth, but the most revered New Year according to the Chinese calendar.
January 12 – February 19 – During this period, the Chinese New Year is celebrated. The dates of the celebration change annually. This is the most important and significant holiday in China. This holiday marks the arrival of spring in China and is also called the Spring Festival. The Chinese celebrate the New Year with their families, and then they usually visit their friends and relatives. Usually, holidays in the country are announced for a period of 10-12 days.
February (middle or end of the month) – Lantern Festival. One of the significant Chinese holidays, which is celebrated on the 15th day after the New Year according to the Chinese calendar.
March 8 – International Women’s Day
May 1 – International Workers’
Day May 4 – Youth Day
June 1 – International Children’s Day
July 1 – Anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China
August 1 – Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Liberation
Army

Of the main holidays, you can also highlight:
The Dragon Boat Festival is celebrated on the fifth day of the fifth month of the lunar calendar (usually coincides with the summer solstice). On this day they eat rice pyramids wrapped in bamboo leaves. Children wear amulets around their necks that depict a tiger and fill them with wormwood. Amulets are meant to ward off evil spirits and bring good luck. In China, dragon-decorated boat competitions are massively held.

The Moon Festival (harvest festival) is one of the most important holidays in China. It is celebrated in September on the fifteenth night of the eighth moon (according to the lunar calendar). During the harvest season, the Chinese eat their national sweet flour products when the moonlight is visible.

China shops. In all cities of China there are a large number of large department stores (shopping centers), markets. In China, you need to carefully choose your purchases, checking the quality of the goods and be sure to bargain in the markets.

Vaccinations. No vaccinations are officially required to visit China, but we recommend that you get vaccinated against hepatitis B, malaria and tetanus, especially if you will be visiting the remote areas of the country or the jungles of southern China.

Emergency telephones.
Police – 110, Information Desk -114 (each city in China usually has its own “tourist hotline”, with which you can solve any problems that may arise during your stay in China).

Contacts of the Embassy of Ukraine in China. Embassy of Ukraine in China
Address: China, Beijin, 100600, San Li Tun, Dong 6 Jie, No 11
Tel.: +10-86 (10) 6532-63-59
E-mail: ukrembcn@public3.bta.net.cn
Website: http://www.ukrembcn.org

China city codes. Calling order in China: 8 – dial tone – 10 – 86 – area code – called subscriber number
Main city codes – Guangzhou (20), Beijing (10), Shanghai (21), Xi’an (29), Hangzhou (571), Harbin ( 451), Kunming (871), Guiyang (851), Yinchuan (951), Lanzhou (931), Nanning (771), Nanchang (791), Xining (971), Taiyuan (351), Tianjin (22), Fuzhou (591), Hefei (551), Jinan (531), Jinzhou (371), Changsha (731), Shenyang (24).

The Electricity Network of China. China’s electrical grid standard is the same as that of the European electrical grid – 220 volts and 50 hertz. When collecting for a trip to China, we advise you to take a flat-plug adapter with you in your luggage, as some hotels may have sockets of this standard.

China Tourist Information