Discover the varied culture of China, experience the local rice terraces and the torrential flood of the glacial river Yangtze up close and be impressed by the natural spectacles.
21 Days
Photo trip
Depending on your country of origin you need a visa, to enter the Republic of China. In most cases your travel documents need to be valid at least 6 more months.
Renminbi or yuan? Both terms for the Chinese currency are correct, but the Chinese differ in their usage on this point. Officially, renminbi is the correct currency name, but once a fixed amount of money has been determined, the Chinese call it yuan.
The division of 1 yuan is 10 jiao or 100 fen.
1€ corresponds to approx. 7.6 CNY (as of 06.09.2021).
China is the country of origin of tea. There is a wide selection here that you shouldn't miss out on. Warm shiaoxin (rice wine) is often served with food, but jasmine tea or green tea are also popular varieties.
Teas are also served with dim sum, a Cantonese speciality. Chinese cuisine is divided into different regional cuisines: spicy, hot, light, sweet and sour, with a focus on seasonal ingredients or unusual ingredients. Chinese cuisine is a good mix of vegetables, meat and carbohydrates such as rice or noodles.
"Chinese" is the most spoken language in the world, about 900 million people speak this language. It was originally called Beifanghua, the northern Chinese variant on which Standard Chinese (Mandarin and Putonghua) are based on.
In the big cities it is not a problem to communicate in English, on the countryside and sometimes also in public transport it can be more difficult. The younger population is often more fluent than the older ones.
The majority of around 70% of the Chinese do not profess any religion, but only six religions are officially permitted in China: Buddhism (50% of believers), the folk religion (32%), the Protestant Church (8.7%) , Islam (4.5%), Catholicism (3.2%) and Daoism (1.4%).
There are no mandatory vaccinations that must be shown, but the Chinese government recommends being vaccinated against poliomyelitis (polio). Vaccinations against hepatitis A are recommended as further travel vaccinations, and for longer stays also against hepatitis B, rabies, Japanese encephalitis and typhoid. It is also recommended to find out about the status of the standard vaccinations before departure.