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Languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, Xiang, Min, HakkaLand
Area: 9,600,000 sq kms
GMT: +8 Hrs (Bejing)
The sheer size of both country and its population make the experience unimaginable to the first time visitor. From the non stop pace of its cities to the solitude of an isolated Tibetan village.
Experience the past of the Ming Dynasty, the Great Wall of China. Wonder at the development since China opened its doors to the west. Reflect on the adventures of Marco Polo tripping to this ancient land.
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Risk of terrorism, civil unrest, crime and natural disasters.
Pay close attention to your personal security and monitor the media for information about possible new safety or security threats.
Avoid all demonstrations and protests as they may turn violent. Exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to Tibet. You should not attempt to travel to Tibet without permission from the Chinese authorities.
Exercise a high degree of caution if travelling to Xinjiang Province (or “Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous region”) due its volatile security situation and heightened ethnic tensions. On 5 July 2009, violent protests resulted in a large number of deaths and injuries in Urumqi, capital of Xinjiang Province.
You should avoid any protests or large gatherings. A number of bombings have also occurred in Xinjiang Province.
The Chinese authorities have put in place more stringent requirements for visa issue. You should check with the nearest Embassy or Consulate of China for detailed information well in advance of your intended travel date.
The World Health Organization has confirmed human deaths from avian influenza in China.
*Please use information as a guide and always check Smart Traveller for the most up to date information.
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The cost of medical, dental and let alone the inconvenience of the lost luggage can ruin your holiday.