China Travel Tips
China travel tips on money saving, personal safety, sightseeing, and enjoying your trip to the fullest from InfoHub suppliers and community members.
The Top Four Tourist Cities in China
Submitted by M14943The Top Four Tourist Cities in China.
Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Hong Kong are the most visited cities in China. A lot of people refer it as the 'golden route' or 'presidential route' after Bill Clinton visited these cities in 1998. Certainly the golden route has a good combination of everything: great historical heritages, beautiful landscape, delicious Chinese food, great shopping and so on.
To visit Beijing you would need at least four nights to complete what you need to see and do. ... view more Great Wall of China - the longest man-made architecture on earth. This should be your number one destination in Beijing. Forbidden City - the former palaces and offices of Ming and Qing Dynasties. It is currently a museum with countless treasures.
Summer Palace - the most well preserved royal resort of Qing Dynasty. Temple of Heaven is the symbol of Beijing. Ming and Qing emperors worshipped Heaven here. Please do include a hutong tour in order to have an old Beijing feel. After all, don't forget a Beijing duck feast.
Tip: Beijing travel requires a lot of walking. Please be prepared for it.
Xian. Everyone should visit Xian at least once in life, Chinese and foreigners alike. Guilin is ranked second on Chinas list of top 10 tourists destinations.Don't forget to make a day trip to Yangshuo where the best hills and waters are.
VISA Requirements & Departure Taxes
Submitted by M16534To enter China you will require a passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of entry with at least 2 blank pages. A visa will need to be organized prior to your arrival. For this you will require a completed application form with one passport photo (two for US citizens) and your passport. Allow 5-10 working days for processing. It is your responsibility to ensure all visa and entry requirements are met prior to arrival in China.
Tibet is a part of China and as such the normal China tourist visa ... view more applies for Tibet. In addition to the China tourist visa, permits are required for visits to each region of Tibet. Note that permits are arranged by tour company for client travel to Tibet and thus do not need to be arranged by the client or the agent.
Visitors from most countries, including citizens of the European Union, Australia, New Zealand, the USA, Canada and Japan, can enter Hong Kong (a Special Administrative Region of China) without a visa for periods of 90 days to six months, depending on nationality. Check with any Chinese embassy or consulate for the latest status.
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