All visitors travelling to China require a current passport which has at least 6 months..Travel Health
Before you enter China make sure you organize travel insurance and declare any existing..Local Currency
The official currency of China is the renminbi (abbreviated form RMB) and its base unit..Weather
China is a large country and its weather ranges from extreme heat to the bitter cold...Local Customs
In China tipping is not necessary and is certainly not expected. Taxi drivers and small..Languages
Standard Mandarin is the official language of China with many regions, especially the..Transport Options
Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai are China’s main international airports and there are..Travel Tips
One thing you must try is Chinese massage. It is available all over China for a very..Local Food
There’s an enormous variety of food in China and you should relax your inhibitions and..Local Timezones
Although China spans over 4000 miles, there is one standard timezone (GMT + 8 hrs) which..Dutyfree Limits
The following items may be imported into China by passengers staying less than six..
Although China spans over 4000 miles, there is one standard timezone (GMT + 8 hrs) which is 2 hours behind Australia’s EST. There is no Daylight Saving in China so this should be taken into account when calculating the time difference.
Electricity in China is 220 volts/50hz and most Australian devices will work safely, however always check the voltage information on your devices to ensure they accept 220V to avoid damage. European, North America and Australia plugs are usually supported, however it is advisable to buy an appropriate adaptor before you leave home.
Beijing is widely considered one of the world’s great cities. It has a population of approximately 22,000,000 and is..Shanghai Information
Shanghai of the past may conjure up images of narrow back alleys and dim smokey opium dens, speeding rickshaws and..Xian Information
Xi'an is like the dignified old man who has lived on your street since you were a kid. He's been there forever, always..INDEX OF ALL LOCATIONS