China is reputed as the oldest continuous civilization in the world. Its unique culture and customs make it a charming place for visiting. Before setting foot on this enchanting land, you are suggested knowing some facts about the country. Read ahead to know more.

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At a glance

Full Name: People’s Republic of China

Capital City: Beijing

Area: 9,596,960 sq km (3,705,406 sq miles)

Population: 1.3 billion

Languages: Chinese (official) Mongolian,Tibetan,Uyghur,Zhuan(others)

Religion: 41.5% Non-religious,27.5% Chinese folk believers,8.5% Buddhists,8.4% Christians,8.2% atheists,4.3% animists,1.5% muslims,0.05% others

 

MoneyMoney and Costs

Currency: yuan

Country Dialling Code: +86

The Chinese currency is the rénmínbì (RMB), or ‘people’s money’. The basic unit of RMB is the yuán (元; ¥), which is divided into 10 jiǎo. Hong Kong’s currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HK$). The Hong Kong dollar is divided into 100 cents.

1 AED =1.80 CNY

1 AED =2.12 HKD

fun_factsDid you Know

The Chinese New Year celebration lasts for 15 days:) In China, every year is represented by one of 12 animals 🙂 The Forbidden City, a palace complex in Beijing, contains about 9,000 rooms:) Put together, all of China’s railways lines could loop around earth twice:)The mortar used to bind the Great Wall’s stones was made with sticky rice:) More people speak Mandarin, a Chinese Dialect, as their first language than any other language in the world:)

 

SeasonsBest time to Visit

Low Season (Nov–Feb)

Domestic tourism is at a low ebb, but things are busy and expensive for Chinese New Year. Weather is bitterly cold in the north and at altitude, and only warm in the far south.

Shoulder (Feb–Apr, Sep & Oct)

Expect warmer days in spring, cooler days in autumn. In the north this is the optimal season, with fresh weather and clear skies. Accommodation prices peak during holidays in early October.

High Season (May–Aug)

Prepare for summer downpours and crowds at traveller hot spots. Accommodation prices peak during the first week of the May holiday period.

EventsMajor Events

Beijing Changdian Temple Fair (Feb)

Baiyun Temple Fair (Feb – March)

Chinese New Year ( Feb – March)

Dragon Boat Festival (June)

Mid-Autumn Festival ( Sept)

Harbin Ice and Snow Festival


visaVisa Information

China has two diplomatic missions in UAE- Embassy of China in Abu Dhabi -Tel :02 -4434276, http://ae.china-embassy.org

and a Consulate of China office in Dubai – Tel 04 3944733 , http://dubai.china-consulate.org/eng/

 


 Last updated on March 1, 2016


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Hong Kong

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