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:
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.