China travel guide
The paths of China tourism are well worn and for good reason. Over 5,000 years of history has produced some of the world’s greatest treasures; The Great Wall of China, Xian’s Terracotta Army, the Forbidden Palace, Tiananmen Square and some 33 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Take a trip down the Yangtze River, join in some early morning tai chi or celebrate with the locals during Chinese New Year when you can enjoy parades, lantern shows and lion dances.
Just over 1.3 billion people
The official language is Mandarin (Putonghua) but there are also regional languages including Cantonese, Shanghaiese, Fuzhou, Hokkien-Taiwanese, Xiang, Gan and Hakka.
The official currency in China is the Renminbi and the basic unit is the more widely recognised Yuan (also known as the kuai).
Name: Yuan Renminbi
Code: RMB or CHY
The electrical current in China is 220V and the cycle is 50Hz. You will need a converter if you have appliances that don’t accept this voltage.
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Weights & measures
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