Published on March 17, 2016
1. Travel in China Joanne Chen 2016
2. Tip 1: Break the Language Barrier Learning Chinese before you arrive in China. Few Essential Phrases for Tourists in China Casual Greetings Buying Something Getting Directions How are you? Nǐ hǎo ma? What is this? Zhè shì shén me What is that? Nà shì shénme Where is______? __________Zài nǎr? Thank you. Xiè xie Do you have_____? Nǐ yǒu méiyǒu ______? Where is the restroom? Cè suǒ zài nǎr? I am sorry. Duì bù qǐ Don’t mention it. Méi guān xī How much money? Duō shǎo qián? I want to go to the restroom. Wǒ xiǎng qù cèsuǒ Good bye. Zài jiàn. I don’t want it. Wǒ búyào. I want to go to________. Wǒ yào qù ________.
3. Tip 2: Use Language Apps for traveler Use the language apps for traveling will make everything a lot easier. Pleco English-Chinese dictionary Learn Chinese Mandarin Google Maps China Travel Guide Uber Drivers Dianping Restaurant review guide China Metro Subway maps WeChat Message service China Train Booking Google Translate
4. Tip 3: Focus your Tourist Destinations • For a first trip to China, the most recommended tourist destinations are Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an and Guilin. Tian An Men Square Beijing Pu Dong Shanghai Terra cotta worrier Xi’an Li River Guilin
5. Tip 4: Itinerary designed for the Weather Patterns China is a safe place but you should be aware of its notorious air pollution. Spring Summer Autumn Winter Great Wall of China
6. Tip 5: Shopping in China Bargaining in Chinese No, thanks. (Búyào, xièxie. ) How much is this? ( zhège duō shǎo qián? ) It’s too expensive. (tài guì le.) Cutting down price? (piányí diǎn.) Don't buy everything in the first day or two. Each city has its own specialty. • Beijing: cloisonné; fresh water pearls • Shanghai: silk carpets, qipaos • Hangzhou: Dragon well tea, silk • Suzhou: silk • Guilin: scroll paintings, South China Sea pearls • Tibet: thangka (tanka: sheep skin wall hangings) • Xi'an: replicas of the Terracotta Warriors, antique furniture Be Cautious of Fake Items
7. Tip 6: Tasting Chinese Food Every region in China has a different style of cooking. Exploring Chinese food includes street snacks and distinctive cuisine. Learn How to Use Chopsticks Restaurant Cuisine Local Street Food Cooking Chinese food
8. Tip 7: Kleenex paper reminder Toilet tissue is rarely found in public restrooms. Restaurants usually do not supply paper napkins. Carrying your own supplies such as bring along small packages of Kleenex and Wet ones will make your trip more pleasant. Asian Style Toilet
9. Tip 8:Travel Safety • China is a relatively low crime country, but petty crime is on the increase and tourists are particularly vulnerable. A basic knowledge of potential risks and common scams are useful to help you have a smooth and safe trip in China. The Top 5 Biggest Scams in China The Art School Scam http://www.beijingabode.com/content/top-5-biggest-scams-china- and-what-look The Bogus Taxi Ride Tea House Scam Counterfeit Money Shopping Scams
10. Tip 9: Things to bring along 1) Vacuum bottle and cold water bottle 2) Tea, Coffee and small cone coffee maker 3) Scarf, jacket and hats according to the weather 4) Hand cream, nail clipper, and first-aid kit 5) Alarm clock, umbrella 6) A sturdy travel bag or backpack 7) Zip-lock bags 8) Personal food utensils Joanne’s list of things to bring and you can make a similar list of your own
11. Tip 10: Use Public Transport China’s public transport systems are extensive. Traveling by train is one of the Cheapest ways to travel on some of the long distance routes in China. China Train Travel Subways Bus
12. China Tourist Map
13. Top Tourist Attractions
14. Forbidden City, Beijing The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is located in the center of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. The Palace Museum share the same historical roots of the Taiwanese National Palace Museum.
15. TerracottaArmy, Xi-An The Terracotta Army or the "Terracotta Warriors and Horses" is a collection of terracotta sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, the first Emperor of China. It is a form of funerary art buried with the emperor in 210–209 BCE and whose purpose was to protect the emperor in his afterlife. They were discovered in 1974 by local farmers.
16. Shanghai Eastern Pearl Tower Shanghai is the largest Chinese city by population and the largest city proper by population in the world. One of the four direct-controlled of PRC, with a population of more than 24 million as of 2013. A global financial center, and a transport hub with the world's busiest container port. Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits at the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast.
17. Taipei 101, Taipei, Taiwan Taipei is the capital of ROC (Taiwan). Taipei is the main national, political, economic, military and cultural center of Taiwan. it is considered to be a global city. Taipei 101 (Chinese: 台北101), formerly known as the Taipei World Financial Center, is the world's most technologically advanced supertall skyscraper, with advanced cutting edge electronics technology integrated into the structure of the skyscraper.
18. Suzhou Garden (Wangshi Yuan) Suzhou gardens are a group of gardens in Suzhou region, Jiangsu province From the Northern Song to the late Qing dynasties (11th- 19th century), these gardens, most of them built by scholars, standardized many of the key features of classical Chinese garden design with constructed landscapes mimicking natural scenery of rocks, hills and rivers with strategically located pavilions and pagodas.
19. Potala Palace, Lhasa, Tibet The Potala Palace in Lhasa, Tibet Autonomous Region, China, was the chief residence of the Dalai Lama until the 14th Dalai Lama fled to India during the 1959 Tibetan uprising. It is now a museum and World Heritage Site.
20. Li River, Guilin, Guangxi One of the world's "Top 10 Watery Wonders" • Chinese: 漓江 Lí Jiāng /lee jyang/ • Scenic Area: Guilin– Yangshuo, South China • Activities: the Li River cruise, bamboo rafting, hiking, cormorant fishing, watching night show Impression Liu Sanjie, photography
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