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China Travel Made Easy – Tips To Prepare You For Your China Trip

By James Brad Lee

China is a country with a long and illustrious history, colourful ethnic traditions and sumptuous cuisine, besides its breathtaking natural and architectural sites. These are some of the reasons why China is a very popular destination for visitors from all over the world.

You may want to visit different parts of China for various reasons, but you may want to take note of some pointers that would help you to be prepared and have a more pleasant experience while exploring the country. Here are some China travel tips that will help you.

What to pack

You should always pack according to the specific time of the year and your destination when you visit China. For instance, decent walking shoes are a must if you visit places such as the Great Wall of China which requires a great deal of walking. These attractions often have plenty of steps and uneven surfaces.

A raincoat or umbrella would also help protect you from the elements in open spaces that can be found in places such as the Forbidden City. To ward off pests during the hot and humid summer, insect repellant would come in handy. Above all, your dressing should always adapt to the weather conditions of your specific destination in the month of your visit.

Some shopping insights

If you are planning a trip to more than one region in China, you can buy specialty goods that are unique to a particular region to get a taste of these different regions. Hence it is a good idea to spread out your purchases. Some examples are the mounted butterflies in Yunnan and the carpets in Xinjiang. Bargaining in China is your best way to get the lowest prices in most places except for major malls and departmental stores.

Diverse cuisines and flavours

No other country elicits strong reactions in its cuisine like China. With a diverse array of regional cuisines that utilize the different parts of plants and animals, be prepared for a gourmet experience like no other. Nonetheless, the many different styles of cooking and preparation result in gourmet masterpieces that are unique to each region. That is the alluring appeal of Chinese cuisine. Tipping is not necessary for most cases, although a service charge will be levied in some restaurants.

Safety issues

China as a whole is a safe country to visit, with many helpful and friendly locals. However do take precaution at night and in crowded places, so do carefully safeguard your belongings and valuables and keep them where they are visible. Be careful not to flaunt your jewelry or other indicators of wealth unnecessarily. Most importantly, do not fall prey to scams by keeping your wits about and not following strangers.

What you should know when getting around by yourself

Exploring by yourself without getting lost need not be hard if you follow these tips. Keeping your hotel room card with you wherever you venture is helpful in getting directions back to your hotel should you get lost. Taking a taxi need not be a chore even though taxi drivers are generally unfamiliar with the English language. You just need to have your destination and its address written down and show it to your driver.

China travel has never seemed more enticing, and what better way to prepare for your visit to China than booking a fine hotel? Chan Brothers Hotel Portal is the online resource that you would need to find and book your hotels in China. What’s more, you can also enjoy special promotions for selected hotels and instant confirmation of your booking.

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