An amazing combination of the antique and contemporary, From the Terracotta Army in Xī’ān (one of the world’s most famous archaeological finds) to the contemporary art of Chongqing or Běijīng, the world’s oldest continuous civilisation is a wonder to behold.
With a selected itinerary you can mix and match some of the world’s most historic and happening places visit The Forbidden City, or Tian’anmen Square, walk the great wall or join in one the many festivals.
It really is a place of confounding contrasts, with consistantly amazing food on offer, terrific tea and of course shopping… After all these days what isn’t made in china.
China in a nut shell- fast facts:
- Population – just over 1.3 billion people Flight time 11 hours, 35 minutes from Sydney
- Language – the official language is Mandarin (Putonghua) but there are also regional languages including Cantonese, Shanghaiese, Fuzhou, Hokkien-Taiwanese, Xiang, Gan and Hakka.
- Electricity – 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.
- Currency – the official currency in China is the Renminbi and the basic unit is the more widely recognised Yuan (also known as the kuai).
- Code – RMB or CHY
- Symbol – ¥