China’s climate varies greatly due to its vastness. As it lies in the northern
hemisphere, the weather is considered most temperate during the months
of April, May, September and October. The months of June, July and
August are typically hot and humid. It is cooler in the months of November
and March, while the remainder of the year will bring cold weather in
North China and moderate in the South.
The official currency used in the People’s Republic of China is Renminbi, with the exception of
Hong Kong and Macau who uses Hong Kong Dollars and Macanese Pataca respectively.
As with everything else in China, Chinese cuisine also represents the diversity of the country. Many styles have been developed and evolved in different regions in China among which are Sichuan, Shandong and Cantonese cuisines. Dim Sum is also a popular Chinese meal which means snack, where a person tastes a variety of different dishes and is usually enjoyed with tea. Rice and flour are staples in Chinese food.
Despite having many variant dialects, Mandarin is the official and most commonly used language across China, with 70% of its population adept to speaking it. However, tourists will learn that English is becoming more and more widely spoken in the country especially in its major urban cities.
Electricity & Voltage
220 volt is used throughout China. Most 4 and 5-star hotels can accommodate use of
110 volt electrical appliance; however it is best to bring your own electrical adaptors
as they are not easily available in some hotel properties in China.
Travel to China
Tourists who plan on visiting China are required to obtain a Chinese visa prior to entering the country. It is also important to note the many discrete living, cultural and religious customs and standards that are being practiced in various parts of China which may be greatly different from North America.