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1.What is the weather like in China?China enjoys a continental and seasonal climate, with southern areas are in the tropical or subtropical zone but parts of its territories in the temperate zone while northern areas are in the Frigid Zone. Covering wide latitude, climates in different regions of the country vary from each other. For example, summer can be found in the Hainan Island in the south all year round, while it usually snows heavily in winter in the northernmost Heilongjiang Province. Tourists can refer to the general China weather information as below:Spring (Mar - May)Temperature: 10°C - 22°CSuggested Dressing: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and travel shoes.Summer (Jun - Aug)Temperature: 22°C and aboveSuggested Dressing: T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear.Autumn (Sep - Nov)Temperature: 10°C - 22°CSuggested Dressing: Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and travel shoes.Winter (Dec - Feb)Temperature: 10°C or lowerSuggested Dressing: overcoat, cotton clothes and lined coats. In very cold areas a cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required.
2.Which are the main airlines in China?
Commonly, China Southern Airlines, Air China, China Eastern Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Hainan Airlines, Shenzhen Airlines, Xiamen Airlines, and Shanghai Airlines are considered as the seven main airlines in China, all of which provides passengers with excellent services. And some others such as China Southwest Airlines, Sichuan Airlines and Dragon Air are all famous airlines in China. We choose the most suitable one for our customers according to the airfare, the tour itinerary and even their preference.
3.What is the luggage allowance?Each passenger is restricted to one carry-on baggage and one check-in baggage. As below are detailed regulations:a. Carry-on luggage: Each first-class passenger is entitled to have two pieces of carry-on luggage, business-class passenger one piece and economy-class passenger one piece. The size may not exceed 20x40x55cm.b. Check-in luggage: Any passenger holding a first class is entitled to bear the luggage of 40 kg free of charge, business class, 30 kg and economy class, 20 kg.c. Groups traveling together can combine their luggage allowance when they check in together. No free luggage allowance is entitled to infants.
4.What are the most popular destinations in China?
Generally, Beijing, Xian, Guilin and Shanghai are the most popular destinations among foreign tourists, while, some routes include Yangtze River cruises, Silk Road, Tibet and the old town of Lijiang and the Shangri-la are also amazing. You can also have a look at our page of “China Tours” on our website for more China travel routes.
5.When is the best time to visit China?
April, May, early June, September, October and early November are the best time to visit China, which are also traditionally considered as Peak Seasons in China travel industry; but if you travel in other time of the year, you can enjoy not only lower prices, but also a leisure pace during your trip.
6.Who should I contact if any emergency happens during the trip?
You can contact your tour guide for any emergency. We will forward the contact ways of each guide during your journey ahead of time. Or you can also call the tour operator who takes care of your tour instead. We will deplete my strength to settle your problem. Before your tour start, we will ask our local agency to let us know the tour guides’ name and mobile phone number, then we will deliver it to you, also you will have your travel advisor’s mobile phone number, it is available at 24 hours.
7.What night activities are available in major cities?Beijing: Peking Opera Show, Kungfu Practice Show, Teahouse performanceChengdu: Sichuan Opera and Turning FaceDunhuang: The Summer of DunhuangShanghai: Acrobatics Show and Huangpu River CruiseXi’an: Tang Dynasty ShowGuilin: Cormorant Fishing Show, Impression - Liu Sanjie, Dreamlike Li River, Two rivers and four lakesGuangzhou: Night Cruise on Pearl RiverHangzhou: Eternal Legend of Song Park, Impression of West LakeSuzhou: Garden ShowHuangshan: Huangshan NightPingyao: A Handle of Chinese DatesZhengzhou: Zen Music Shaolin Grand Ceremony (Not available from November to March)Kunming: Dynamic Yunnan ShowLijiang: Impression Lijiang Show
8.Should I bring a converter/outlet to China?
The electrical current in mainland China and Hong Kong is 220 volts / 50 cycles and the type of outlets vary throughout the country, including two-phase and three-phase sockets. Usually, some hotels will offer adapters, but it is highly recommended to take an adapter by yourself in case of unexpected situation.
9.What clothes should I pack?
Your packing list depends on the time and destinations you visit in China. In spring and autumn, you need to bring a couple of shirts, sweaters, and a jacket that can be worn in layers to accommodate China's range of climates. A pair of comfortable walking shoes is very important, as you are going to have a lot of walking in sightseeing. If you are going to do a lot of climbing, shoes with high sides and a hard sole will be the best choice. In winter, you should bring down coats. Summer is very hot, sometimes reaching 40 C (104 F). Hats, sunglasses, sunscreen and lip balm are needed to protect you from sun and windburns.
10.Is it safe to travel in China with kids?
Yes, that hundreds of thousands of foreigner come to visit China every year can tell something. The travel testimonials of our customers from all over the world on our website tell people what they have enjoyed during their China trips and what the real China is like in their eyes. To see is to believe, welcome to China!
11.Is it ok for women to wear shorts, skirts and tops?
Yes, Chinese girls also wear shorts, skirts and tops in summer and even in winter, so please worry about it. But it is suggested not to be dressed over-exposed to avoid inconveniences or disturbing.
If you plan to visit some special places such as temples, it is impolite and offensive against Buddhas and you may be not allowed to enter temples, so please pay attention to your dress beforehand.
12.What are the suggestions if I want to visit Hong Kong on my own?
Generally speaking, it is not a big problem for tourists to arrange their itinerary in Hong Kong, as English is more widely used there than in mainland China and it is quite easy to take a taxi from place to place.
Famous attractions in Hong Kong: Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Repulse Bay, Hong Kong Ocean Park, Hong Kong Disneyland, Jade Market, Tai-O Village, Wong Tai Sin Taoist Temple, Kim Tin Walled Village, Man Mo Temple, Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, Kowloon Walled City Park, Dr. Sun Yat-sen Musuem, etc.
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