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Tips to Plan Your Travel in China:
Have you ever to China before? And do you want to have acquaintance with this nation? In this section, you can learn something about China from the following aspects, including China climate, Chinese names, people, language, official public holidays, time difference and etiquette.

Pre-Trip Planning

A good plan is very essential before trip. There are many things or problems you should know or should solve. Maybe, you are worrying for such a complex preparation. Here, our Travel Essential will tell you about what you are eager to know, including cost of traveling in China, embassies and consulates, passport, China visa, entry and exit regulations, customs declaration, prohibited items when going to China, Chinese currency, baggage allowance, clothing, health, insurance, what you should pack and the best time to visit China, etc.

When Traveling

During traveling, you would encounter various new problems. For instance, an emergency happens to you and you are badly off for help; or you don't know the area code and zip code of your destination; etc. As a matter of fact, all of these are solvable matters. To make your trip a breeze, here you can get the tips of orphan adoption, airport construction fee, area code & zip code, business hour, complaints, drinking water, electricity, emergencies, media, weights & measures, medical service and so on.


Transportation is also a frequently asked question. Many tourists hope they can figure out the transport conditions of their destinations. In this section, you can get acquainted with Chinese civil aviation, urban transportation, and the developing situations of Chinese highway, railway and waterway, and traffic safety

Food and drink
Chinese people prefer to greet with each other in the way of saying 'Have you had a meal?'. This nation attaches much importance to dining. Therefore, dining is one of the hottest topics during chatting. Thousands of years' culinary culture makes this nation a gourmet country. Here is a section introducing what to eat, where to eat and offering a very practical bilingual menu to you.

Chinese art works like porcelain, embroidery, jade ware and painting are very popular at home and abroad. As a traveler coming to China, you may want to buy something as souvenirs. However, you should be careful with the shopping trap. This section provides you the tips of what to buy, where to buy and how to bargain and the like.

Travel shanghai tips

Foreign visitors have to obtain a visa before entering Shanghai. You can apply for the visa in the Consulate of P. R. China in your country. Alternatively, you can obtain the visa through a travel agency. Special fast applications can be generally completed with 24 hours.
Health and Hygiene
Before entry and departure, all tourists have to fill in the Health Declaration Card. Upon entry, all tourists have to accept the body temperature scanning.

Currency in mainland China is RMB (Ren Min Bi), namely CNY. So is in Shanghai.
Bank: Shanghai Branch of Bank of China is located in Zhongyin Building, No. 200, Yincheng Middle Road, Pudong New District, Shanghai, China. It has dozens of sub-branches. Foreign exchange service is provided in these branches.
Most banks in Shanghai open from Monday to Saturday.
Office Hours: 9:00 - 17:00, From Monday to Friday
9:00 - 13:00, Saturday

Postcode: 200000
Dialing Code: 0086-21
International long-distance telephone: Please dial 00 + country code + city code + telephone number
Telephone: Phone booth is easily found in the street. CNY 0.5 every three minutes and CNY 1 every five minutes at coin call.
Time Zone: GMT + 8
Voltage: 220 V, 50Hz alternating current
Tip: 0 - 15% in restaurants and hotels
Dining: Reservation is necessary. Make a reservation 24 hours beforehand when planning to dine in a well known restaurant. KFC, McDonald's, Yonghe Soybean Milk and Xinya Da Bao provide food delivery.
Toilet facilities: big shopping malls, fast food restaurants, subway station and main scenic spots have clean and sanitary toilets. Some have to be paid. The price is no more than CNY 1.
Fire: 119
Police: 110
Ambulance: 120
Useful Numbers:
Consumer Complaint: 12315
Tourists Complaint: 64393615
Telephone Trouble: 122
Local Telephone Number and Long-distance City Code Inquiry: 114
International City Code Inquiry: 116
Weather Forecast: 121, 221
Zip Code Inquiry: 184
Customer Service Center of Post Office: 185
Train Ticket Reservation: 63171880, 8008207890
Coach Ticket Reservation: 56630230
Hongqiao International Airport Consultation: 62688918
Pudong International Airport Consultation: 38484500

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