Preparation For Your First China Tour

Preparation For Your First China Tour

Welcome to China! You might wonder how to prepare your first tour, here are some suggestions that may help you.

- China is a vast country with long history and many relics to visit. , so you can not expect to see entire China once.
- You need to apply China Visa that is nearly for every nationality apart from Singaporean, Japanese, and Bruneian that are only three country free of China visa.
- You are suggested to visit big towns Beijing, Shanghai and Xian etc. for your first China tour, which are easy to travel around.
- You can fly to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Chongqing, Hong Kong etc. to enter into China. Please note most of Europeans do not need visa for Hong Kong, but China Visa is required if they enter into mainland China.
- You have to know English is not that popular in China, Putonghua(Mandarin) is more practical.
- It is hot July and August in Summer in China, no matter where you travel.
- Chinese culture differs from Western culture, you can read some books before you go.
- Chinese people are friendly, but some of them from remote or countryside seldom see westerners, so they might ask you to take photos together.
- You should prepare enough clothing in terms of your travel season.
- Copy or take photos for your passport in case it is lost.
- Do not take any fresh fruits into China.
- Do not take any knives to China, which is strictly forbidden for the public transportations.
- Buy the travel insurance before your trip.
- Prepare the emergency contact list for your kin, friend, embassy etc.