Tours China from Vietnam

China has become an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers from the Socialist Republic ofVietnamall year

China has become an increasingly popular destination for holidaymakers from the Socialist Republic of Vietnam all year round. Whether you are looking for a budget holiday, holiday packages for families, or an alternative Christmas or honeymoon destination, Zhangjiajieholiday is sure to have the package for you.Here are just a selection of our favorite and cheapest holidays from Vietnam to China. If you cannot find what you are looking for please E-mail Us or use our search panel on the right to find your perfect choice.

What to pack?

You should take some time preparing for your pack for your China trip since China is possibly a big difference from your resident country. Beside the normal pack list for a trip, you are advised to focused on the following China pack tips:
Tip 1: Take a Chinese Phrasebook
There is such a wide varity of Mandarin phrasebooks on the market. You may choose a useful Chinese phrasebook for Chinese travelers. If you meet any difficulty on your trip without any English speaking people around, you can turn to your Chinese phrasebook for help.

Tip 2: Bring some cash on hand
Cash is widely used in China though credit cards have become more and more popular. Some restaurants and stores don't accept credit cards. If you travel to some remote area, you will find paying cash is the only way of local payment.

Tip 3: Take Hand Sanitizer & Wet Wiper
It is very useful to have hand sanitizers and wet wipers on hand to clean your hands after dining, going to toilet or traveling in some crowded public places. It is advisable to carry alcohol pads to clean the ones in the restaurants.

Tip 4: Prepare for a Electrical Converter and Adapter Plugs 
China uses generally 220V, 50HZ, AC (Hong Kong is 200V; Taiwan is 110V). A standard socket in China has two pins on the upper part and earthed three pins on the lower part. You may buy a portable plug adaptor at your home country or here in China. Some of your hotels in China offer free use of plug adaptors. 
Tip 5: Do not Drink the Tap Water in China
Some hotels provide bottled water for free, use that even for brushing your teeth. Buy bottled water, or boil your own using the electric water heater found in every hotel room.

Tip 6: Bring Toilet Paper
Always bring tolet paper with you since most of the restrooms in China don't offer toilet paper except hotels. 

Tip 7: Prepare for a photocopy of China Tourist Visa
Always prepare for a photocopy of your China tourist visa in case you lose your passport.

Tip 8: Always Carry one of the Hotel's Business Cards
Most hotels in China provide business cards (contact cards on the front desk). Please always take it for an easy return to the hotel.

Tip 9: Don't Forget to Ask for a Local Tourist Map from your Hotel
Most hotels in China provide free tourist maps. These maps are basically more informative than the maps in your China guidebook. But usually your hotel doesn't put them on the hotel front, you have to ask for it! 

When to visit China?

"When to go China?" largely depends on your climate preference, your vacation time, personal taste and tourist seasons in China. China has a continental and seasonal climate. Southern areas are in the tropical or subtropical zone while northern areas are in the frigid zone. Climates in different areas are complicated. Every season here has its charms and pitfalls!
Located in South East Asia, China is one of the world’s most-watched and hottest incoming tourist destinations. Normally, April, May, September and October are the peak tourist months at China’s most popular places when the weather is the most comfortable.But deciding when to visit China depends on which places you wish to visit, what type of weather you enjoy, and how much budget you can afford.

China in Spring
Spring in China is a season of recovery, commonly warm with a little rain. Spring can also be delightful with the average temperatures roughly the same as in autumn, at about 10° C - 22° C. 

China in Summer
Summer in China can be extremely hot with temperatures well above 22° C. You can go to summer resorts in some northern cities of China. Summer is also the rainy season, so travelers should not forget umbrellas, light raincoats and rubber shoes.

China in Autumn
Autumn is a season which is suitable to visit any city of China. Normally, the most comfortable season of the year in China is early autumn (September to early October). During that period, temperatures are reasonable throughout China at about 10° C - 22° C with a limited amount of rain. Autumn is a harvest season. The sky is bright and clear. Your eyes are filled with the most beautiful view of the natural world. 

China in Winter
Winter can be incredibly cold especially in the north but off-season travel can also offer its rewards. For example, the Harbin Winter Ice Lantern Festival is a charming event. The southern China in winter is not that cold.

More Tips: 
Whenever you decide to travel to China try to avoid 1-3 May (Labor holidays) or 1-7 October (National Day) when hard-working Chinese get a one week holiday; University Holidays: Summer holiday (June-September) and Winter holiday (January-February). It is extremely crowded everywhere, especially in some hot destinations in China. 

Important Things about China Tours

Are you going to have a tour to China? Here lists some useful information about China.If you are looking to inquire about a particular China tour in your mind, just submit a quick enquiry, we can offer you an itinerary with prices for your reference. We offer a free enquiry service.

Business Hours in China

Most of China's business world slows down considerably during the spring festival in late January and early February. Business visitors would be wise to avoid this two to three week holiday period. 

In most cities in China, businesses and government offices are usually open Monday through Friday and every other Saturday from 8 am to noon and from 1:00 to 2:00 pm to 5:00 or 6:00 pm. China has a five and a half day workweek consisting of 44 hours. Banks are open Monday to Saturday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Shops are open every day.

Money Matters 

The renminbi (RMB, sign: ¥; code: CNY; also CN¥, 元 and CN元) is the official currency of China (People's Republic of China). Renminbi is legal tender in mainland China, but not in Hong Kong, Taiwan, or Macau. It is issued by the People's Bank of China, the monetary authority of China. It literally means "people's currency".

The primary unit of renminbi is the yuan (元). One yuan is subdivided into 10 jiao (角), which in turn is subdivided into 10 fen (分). Renminbi banknotes are available in denominations from 1 jiao to 100 yuan (¥0.1–100) and coins have denominations from 1 fen to 1 yuan (¥0.01–1). Thus, some denominations exist in coins and banknotes. Coins under ¥0.1 are used infrequently.

For RMB (CNY) and GBP exchange rate, please visit The Currency Converter.

Credit Cards

Currently there are seven main foreign credit cards available in China, including Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diners Club, JCB, Federal and Million. Credit cards can be used for withdrawing money, shopping and other transactions in most major cities of the country, but generally not accepted in rural areas.


In China, most of the local ATMs machines accept Visa and Master. CITIBANK card and HSBC are also very popular in China because Citibank and HSBC have agreement with UnionPay. For other cards, you may check the ATMs you are going to use and see if they have the logos and signs for your credit cards. 


Basically there are two main standards for voltage and frequency in the world. One is the standard of 120 volts at a frequency of 60 Hz, and the other is the standard of 220–240 volts at 50 Hz. China uses generally 220V, 50HZ, AC (Hong Kong is 200V; Taiwan is 110V).

Electricity in United Kingdom is 230 Volts, alternating at 50 cycles per second. If you travel to China, you will need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.


1.Internet: Most hotel rooms will offer an internet connection for your laptop. Airports, Starbucks, and a number of coffee restaurants provide free Wi-Fi. If you don't have a laptop, inexpensive internet bars are scattered around the city. 

2. Post Offices: Airmail letters to United Kingdom usually take between four days and a week to reach their destinations. Stamps are sold at the post office counters.

3. Telephone

♦ Call a fixed phone

If you are going to call a fixed phone in a particular city in China, please dial the exit number of your home country 0011 + 86 (China's country code) + 10 (i.e.Beijing's city code) + phone number.

♦ Call a cell phone

If you are going to call a mobile phone in a particular city in China, please dial the exit number of your home country 0011 + 86 (China's country code) + Cell phone number.


Although a traditional measurement system exists, China now uses the metric system.

1 kilometers = 0.62 mile

1 meter = 1.09 yards

1 centimeter = 0.39 inch

1 kilogram = 2.2 pounds

1 gram = 0.035 ounce

1 liter = 0.76 pint

0℃ = 32 ℉

Meeting Etiquette

·Greetings are formal and the oldest person is always greeted first.

·Handshakes are the most common form of greeting with foreigners.

·Many Chinese will look towards the ground when greeting someone.

·Address the person by an honorific title and their surname. If they want to move to a first-name basis, they will advise you which name to use.

·The Chinese have a terrific sense of humour. They can laugh at themselves most readily if they have a comfortable relationship with the other person. Be ready to laugh at yourself given the proper circumstances.

Dining Etiquette

·The Chinese prefer to entertain in public places rather than in their homes, especially when entertaining foreigners.

·If you are invited to their house, consider it a great honour. If you must turn down such an honour, it is considered polite to explain the conflict in your schedule so that your actions are not taken as a slight.

·Arrive on time.

·Remove your shoes before entering the house.

·Bring a small gift to the hostess.

·Eat well to demonstrate that you are enjoying the food!

Table Manners

·Learn to use chopsticks.

·Wait to be told where to sit. The guest of honour will be given a seat facing the door.

·The host begins eating first.

·You should try everything that is offered to you.

·Never eat the last piece from the serving tray.

·Be observant to other peoples' needs.

·Chopsticks should be returned to the chopstick rest after every few bites and when you drink or stop to speak.

·The host offers the first toast.

·Do not put bones in your bowl. Place them on the table or in a special bowl for that purpose.

·Hold the rice bowl close to your mouth while eating.

·Do not be offended if a Chinese person makes slurping or belching sounds; it merely indicates that they are enjoying their food.

·There are no strict rules about finishing all the food in your bowl.

Tipping in China

Tipping is not widely expected or required in Mainland China. However, at superior hotels and restaurants catering to western tourists, porters, room service and wait staff may have become used to receiving small tips. You can tip in cash, some small gifts brought from your country would also be appreciated, such as music CDs, books, perfumes, candies, etc.  While in Hong Kong and Macau, tipping is very common and important, just like many parts of the world.

What To Do in an Emergency in China

Hopefully, you won't have to deal with an emergency while you're in China. However, if you do find yourself in a bad situation, it is important to know what to do.

In China the organization that is responsible for public safety is the Public Security Bureau (PSB). There are usually several PSB locations within a city district. If you feel you are in danger or need to call for help, you can reach the PSB by dialing 110 on any phone in China.

If you lose your passport, you should report the lost passport as soon as possible to your nearest Public Security Bureau and to your embassy or consulate in China. In order to get a new Chinese visa, a Police report about the loss/theft will be required. 

Below are some emergency phone numbers that you should make note of:

110 for the police

119 in case of fire or

120 for an ambulance

If you lose your credit cards or travelers checks, call the issuers immediately. There is usually an international number on the backside of your credit card that you can dial collect 24 hours a day from anywhere outside your home country.

♦ The PSB Office in Zhangjiajie

Tel: 0744-8225175

No. 32, Nanzhuang Lu, Yongding District

♦ The PSB Office in Beijing

Tel: 010-84020101

Add: No.02, Andingmen Dong Dajie

Subway: next to the subway station of Yonghegong (Lama Temple)

♦ The PSB Office in Shanghai

Tel: 021-62310110

Add: No. 128, South Wuning Lu (Wu Ning Nan Lu) 

♦ The PSB Office in Guangzhou

Tel: 020-83116688

Add: No.200, Qiyi Lu

♦ The PSB Office in Xi'an

Tel: 029-87234500 

Add: No.63, West Street (Xi Da Jie) 

♦ The PSB Office in Guilin

Tel: 0773-2823334 

Add: No.1, Sanduo Lu

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