China

LOCAL TIME:
UTC+8
LANGUAGE:
MandarinCantoneseShanghaineseTibetan
FLIGHT TIME FROM UK:
10 to 12 Hrs
CURRENCY:
CNY

China is the world’s most populous country, located in East Asia. It is bordered by 14 countries, including Russia to the north, Mongolia to the northeast, and India to the southwest. China is known for its ancient civilization, diverse cultures, and stunning natural beauty.

The official language of China is Standard Mandarin, which is based on the Beijing dialect. Other languages and dialects are also spoken in different regions of the country, including Cantonese, Shanghainese, and Tibetan.

The primary currency used in China is the Chinese yuan (CNY), also known as the renminbi (RMB). The exchange rate between the CNY and other currencies fluctuates depending on various factors such as the state of the economy and political events.

China has only one time zone, which is Beijing Time (UTC+8). This means that China is 8 hours ahead of Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). China does not observe Daylight Saving Time.

There are several direct flights from the UK to China. The flight time from London to Beijing, the capital city of China, is around 10-11 hours. The exact flight time may vary depending on factors such as the airline, departure airport, and layover time.

The main airport in China is the Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK), which is located about 26 kilometers (16 miles) northeast of the city center of Beijing. The airport is one of the busiest in the world, serving both domestic and international flights. Its address is Airport Expressway, Shunyi District, Beijing, China.

Top Local Attractions

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China is one of the most iconic and impressive feats of engineering in the world, stretching for over 13,000 miles across the country. Visitors can explore different sections of the wall, learn about its history and significance, and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding landscapes.

The Forbidden City, Beijing

The Forbidden City is a vast and magnificent palace complex in the heart of Beijing, once home to the emperors of China. Visitors can explore the many halls, gardens, and courtyards of the complex, learn about its history and culture, and see rare and beautiful artifacts.

Terracotta Warriors, Xi'an

The Terracotta Warriors are a unique and impressive collection of life-sized sculptures, created over 2,000 years ago to guard the tomb of the first emperor of China. Visitors can see the sculptures up close, learn about their history and significance, and explore the nearby museum and archaeological site.
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