China Vacation: 10 Things To Know Before You Take Off

China Vacation: 10 Things To Know Before You Take Off

You’ve booked your ticket, made your hotel reservations and you’re ready to enjoy the glorious combination of unspoiled natural beauty, lively cities, and cultural history that await the fortunate travelers to China. However, before packing your suitcase and jetting off to this exotic and mysterious country, there are a few things that you should know to ensure a smooth vacation. Here are the 10 things you should know before taking off for your China vacation:

10. Currency

In China, the currency used is the Yuan Renminbi which is symbolized as ¥ and more commonly called yuan. one yuan is equal to approximately $0.16 USD, or the inverse, $1 USD is equal to 6.36 yuan. You may also hear locals refer to a yuan as a ‘kuai’ which is a nickname but still refers to a dollar. While you may hear all these terms used when talking about money, rest assured because Renminbi, Yuan and Kuai all mean the same thing, referring to the Chinese dollar.

Chinese Yuan

9. Power Conversion

Throughout China, the standard outlet used is 220 volts, though some four and five-star hotel properties are wired with the 110-volt outlets common throughout North America. Either way, it is a good idea to purchase a power converter so that you can use your own electronics like chargers and personal appliances during your vacation.

220 Volt outlet
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