A vast, spectacular, beautiful country of contrasts in landscape, climate and culture, the world's most ancient traditions wedded to the world's brightest economic future, a land of a thousand million souls, where peaceful rice fields and monastery villages exist alongside buzzing ultramodern mega-cities. In short, a magical destination of memorable images and amazing experiences!
General information -CHINA
AREA 9,590,000 km²
CAPITAL CITY Beijing
CURRENCY Chinese Yuan (RMB)
LANGUAGES Chinese (Mandarin and Cantonese)
TIME ZONES + 08:00 (GMT/UTC)
COUNTRY PHONE CODE +86
ELECTRICITY 220 V (Asia)
TIPPING Customary for guides, drivers, porters. Not expected in restaurants (except mid to upmarket ones).
BANKS OPENING HOURS Monday to Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. Closed on Sundays. (This may vary in certain cities).
HEALTH No vaccinations required however we would recommend checking with your GP.
NATIONAL PUBLIC HOLIDAYS New Year's Day: 01.01.2012, Spring Festival: 23.01.2012, Qingming Festival: 05.04.2012, Labour Day: 01.05.2012, Dragon Boat Festival: 23.06.2012, Mid Autumn Festival: 30.09.2012, National Day: 1.10.–03.10.2012
CONTACT Asian Trails Co. Ltd., Rm.1001, Scitech Tower, No. 22 Jianguomenwai Avenue, Beijing 100004, P.R. China
CLIMATE China enjoys a continental climate, which divers from region to region because of the country’s extensive territory and complex topography. Most parts of China have a clear division between seasons. In winter, northerly winds from high latitude areas keep the northern part cold and dry, while in summer, monsoons from southern coastal areas bring warm temperature and moisture.