Top China Travel Tips

China is an amazing place to visit and travel around. Here are the top 10 tips to make your trip more enjoyable.
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Taxis:   If you are around the tourist sites, take care to ensure you get into an official taxi (since there may be taxi touts around). The official taxis are normally certain colours which you will come to recognise - basically, beware of beaten-up, old looking taxis because these are often touts.   Also, from the airport, ensure that the driver uses the meter.

Taxis: If you are around the tourist sites, take care to ensure you get into an official taxi (since there may be taxi touts around). The official taxis are normally certain colours which you will come to recognise - basically, beware of beaten-up, old looking taxis because these are often touts. Also, from the airport, ensure that the driver uses the meter.

Learn Chinese:  This one is my own book, and is Amazon's top-selling Chinese e-book. Can either be downloaded or delivered as a printed book.  It covers all the language you need when travelling in the country.

Learn Chinese: This one is my own book, and is Amazon's top-selling Chinese e-book. Can either be downloaded or delivered as a printed book. It covers all the language you need when travelling in the country.

Get off the beaten path:  China's tourist sites can be extremely crowded. However, there are many opportunities to get out there to less visited places, e.g. the Silver Pagodas in this image, where there are few visitors for such an amazing place, or hiking the Jinshanling-Simatai section of the Great Wall rather than go to Badaling. Be willing to do a bit of research.

Get off the beaten path: China's tourist sites can be extremely crowded. However, there are many opportunities to get out there to less visited places, e.g. the Silver Pagodas in this image, where there are few visitors for such an amazing place, or hiking the Jinshanling-Simatai section of the Great Wall rather than go to Badaling. Be willing to do a bit of research.

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Beware of scams:  Follow the link for a good description of the "art student" scam in Beijing.   Then, also, see this page, which outlines many of the scams in the country (although the article is written for Beijing, the same scams run in many places in China): http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/china-travel/tourist-traps-in-china/top-10-tourist-scams-beijing/

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Beware of scams: Follow the link for a good description of the "art student" scam in Beijing. Then, also, see this page, which outlines many of the scams in the country (although the article is written for Beijing, the same scams run in many places in China): http://www.tour-beijing.com/blog/china-travel/tourist-traps-in-china/top-10-tourist-scams-beijing/

Hiking Around Beijing:  A great book for 'getting off the beaten path' if visiting Beijing. It includes some truly amazing places where you will find few other tourists (including "The Silver Pagodas" shown in the neighbouring pin on this board).

Hiking Around Beijing: A great book for 'getting off the beaten path' if visiting Beijing. It includes some truly amazing places where you will find few other tourists (including "The Silver Pagodas" shown in the neighbouring pin on this board).

Bargaining:  Learn how to bargain in China - this site gives a great rundown. The most important are: 1. Decide the maximum price you are willing to pay before you ask the price. Make sure you come in under that price.   2. Act disinterested (it really is a game), like you could take it or leave it.   3. Look for flaws & point them out (vendors will do the reverse and try to say what great quality it is).   4. Walk away to get your price - this tactic cannot be underestimated in China.

Bargaining: Learn how to bargain in China - this site gives a great rundown. The most important are: 1. Decide the maximum price you are willing to pay before you ask the price. Make sure you come in under that price. 2. Act disinterested (it really is a game), like you could take it or leave it. 3. Look for flaws & point them out (vendors will do the reverse and try to say what great quality it is). 4. Walk away to get your price - this tactic cannot be underestimated in China.

If your looking for food delivered to you in China, you can check out these websites, which cover restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou.  1. Sherpa: http://www.sherpa.com.cn/.  2. KKRabbit: http://www.kkrabbit.com.cn/.  3. Jinshishong (Beijing): http://www.jinshisong.com/.

If your looking for food delivered to you in China, you can check out these websites, which cover restaurants in Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. 1. Sherpa: http://www.sherpa.com.cn/. 2. KKRabbit: http://www.kkrabbit.com.cn/. 3. Jinshishong (Beijing): http://www.jinshisong.com/.

Money:  When you exchange your currency for Chinese RMB, keep hold of your receipts. Since it is a controlled currency, you will need to show them to change it back.  ATMs are also widely available.

Money: When you exchange your currency for Chinese RMB, keep hold of your receipts. Since it is a controlled currency, you will need to show them to change it back. ATMs are also widely available.

Popular Restaurants: Always be on the lookout for restaurants which are the noisiest and most crowded with locals. If you see a restaurant packed like this one, you can bet that the food is fantastic. Indeed, this is how Chinese people often spot the best restaurants too.  For suggestions of some of the best restaurants in Beijing, see my "Best Beijing Restaurants & Bars" board.

Popular Restaurants: Always be on the lookout for restaurants which are the noisiest and most crowded with locals. If you see a restaurant packed like this one, you can bet that the food is fantastic. Indeed, this is how Chinese people often spot the best restaurants too. For suggestions of some of the best restaurants in Beijing, see my "Best Beijing Restaurants & Bars" board.


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