China Travel Guide

China is a must visit for every globetrotter as it has a lot to offer. It might now be on the list of most people that explore Asia, but you should add it to your personal travel list. After all it is an incredible and large country with a rich history and natural beauty.

Bustling cities like Shanghai and Beijing stand in contrast with the astonishing landscape of the Wulingyuan Scenic Area. And fundamental monuments like the Great Wall tell the stories of China’s ancient history.

Places to See in China

  • Beijing
  • Shanghai
  • Guangzhou
  • Great Wall of China
  • Wulingyuan Scenic Area

Hong Kong

Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region.

As it is quite different from China and due to its’ status, all information about Hong Kong can be found on a different page.

Things to Know ahead of your Trip


The official languages of China is Mandarin.

If you explore big and international cities like Beijing or Shanghai you will be able to get around by talking English.

In other cities like Guangzhou it is best to download a translate app like Google Translate.


The official currency is Renminbi and a single unit of it is called Yuan.

In March 2020 the exchange rate was: 100 CNY equals 13.09 EUR, 14.12 USD, 24.33 AUD or 12.17 GBP.

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Visa Requirements for China

Except for citizens of 18 countries, everyone requires a visa to enter the country. There are many different visas, so I recommend looking up which visa you need to visit China on the official website. The price and length of these visas vary vastly between countries, so it is best to consult the website of your closest Chinese embassy.

Transit Visa

If you are unsure if you will like the country and do not want to pay for a visa, you might be able to explore it on a transit visa. By now they are available for many Chinese cities and are valid for up to 72 hours. In fifteen cities, including Shanghai and Beijing, you can even get a 144 hours transit visa.

Just ensure that China is merely a stopover from one country to another.



China Travel Guides