Helpful Information Regarding Your Tour in China
Climate: Nanchong China belongs to the temperate region, which has clear climatic characteristics, the four distinct seasons. The early summer begins in late May, the temperature is between 25℃ and 38℃. And the winter begins in the late November or early December, the average temperature is between 10℃ and -2℃.
Time Zone: China time is 8 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+8).
Automated Teller Machine (ATM):Travelers who carry internationally recognized credit cards can get a cash advance in China Yuan at ATMs installed at airports, major hotels, department stores and tourist attractions. Cards with the Plus and Cirrus logos are the easiest to use and most widely accepted in China. Some places also accept international cards such as China Union Pay, Maestro, Electron cards.
Business Hour: Most government offices are open between the hours of 08:30 and 18:00 with a 2 hours noon break from 12 to 14 and closed on weekends. Private businesses open anywhere from 08:30 to 20:00 . Banks are open from 09:00 to 17:30. Major department stores are usually open from 9:00 to 20:00 including Sundays.
Electricity: The standard voltage in China is 220 volts. The outlet has two Square holes and the same type used in many other countries. If you want to buy one in China, you can do so at a duty-free shop, convenience shop at the airport.
Cash: The Chinese unit of currency is the Yuan/￥. Foreign currency and traveler's checks can be converted into Chinese Yuan at foreign exchange banks and other authorized money changers. One U.S. dollar is equivalent to about ￥6.20 .Credit cards including VISA, Master Card are accepted at major hotels, department stores and larger restaurants.
Tax: Value-added tax (VAT) is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 7% and is included in the retail price. At tourist hotels, this 7% tax applies to meals and other services and is added to the bill.
Tipping: Tipping isn’t a traditional Chinese custom, it is no need to offer tips
Emergency & Useful Phone Numbers（charge free）:
Police-110;Fire-119;Ambulance-122;Local Directory Assistance-114;Tourist Information-1330;Consumption complaints:12315
Insurance:Participants are advised to get adequate travel and health insurance before leaving their respective countries.
Telephone/Mobile Phone:To make international calls, please dial the international dialing code ：Country code + area code + phone number. Most convenient stores, hotels, and airports sell domestic and international phone cards. Mobile phones can be used at the airport or at major hotels. You need your identification card (passport) and credit card to access mobile phone rental services if in need.