Gansu Travel Guide

Gansu Travel Journeys

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Nine Days Unforgettable Dunhuang, Zhangye, Qilian, Qinghai and Lanzhou Tour

I took this amazing tour with a few of my friends during the October of 2015. We visited Dunhuang, Zhangye, Qilian Mountain, Qinghai Lake and
Yadan Ghost Town

My Five Days Gansu Trip

This was supposed to be my graduation trip but I didn’t make it. At the end of 2015, I finally got some time off and

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Yangpachen
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10 Days Private Tibet Trekking Adventure

Are you looking for a refreshing change of pace during
Lhasa
10 days

9 Days Lhasa Everest Tour

Everest base camp trekking is without a doubt one of
Lhasa
9 days

Classic China Tour of Beijing, Xi'an, Chengdu, Shanghai

10 days beijing, xi'an,chengdu, shanghai tour
Beijing, Chengdu, Shanghai, Xi’an
10 days

Beauty of China Travel to Beijing, Xi’an, Guilin, Shanghai

10 days Beijing,Xi’an,Guilin,Yangshuo,Shanghai
Beijing, Guilin, Shanghai, Xi’an
10 days

Essence of the Ancient Silk Road Travel

5 Days Silk Road Tour of Lanzhou - Jiayuguan Pass
Dunhuang, Lanzhou
5 days

Beijing to Urumqi Silk Road Adventure Tour

13-Day Beijing, Luoyang, Xian, Tianshui, Lanzhou, Jiayuguan Pass, Dunhuang, Turpan
Dunhuang, Lanzhou, Luoyang, Tianshui, Urumqi
13 Days

The Majesty of the Yangtze River Cruise Tour

11 days Yangtze Tour of Beijing, Xi’an, Chongqing, Yangtze River,
Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Yangtze River
11 Days

Golden Triangle China Tour of Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai

8 Days China Tour of Beijing, Xi'an and Shanghai
Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an
8 days

China Honeymoon Travel of Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai

10 Days China Honeymoon Travel of Beijing - Xi’an -
Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an
10 days

China Ancient Capitals Tour of Beijing and Xi'an

6-Day China Ancient Capitals Tour of Beijing and Xi'an
Beijing, Xi’an
6 days

2 Days Pingyao Highlight tour

Pingyao Ancient Town and Wang’s Family Compound
Pingyao
2 days

Essence of Beijing

5 Days Beijing Highlight Tour Package
Beijing
5 days

4 Days Essence of Datong and Pingyao Tour

Hanging Temple, Yungang Grottoes, Pingyao Ancient Town and Wang’s Family
Datong, Pingyao
4 days

Historical Xian

5 Days Xi’an Essence Tour Package
Xi’an
5 days

Shaolin Temple Kungfu Experience from Luoyang

2-Day Private Luoyang Tour with Shaolin Temple
Luoyang
2 days

Chengdu Impression & Mount Emei Tour

5 Days Private Tour of Chengdu, Leshan & Mount Emei
Chengdu
5 days

Essence of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou

6 Days Private Tour of Shanghai, Suzhou and Hangzhou with
Shanghai
6 days

Essence of Guilin & Li River

3-Day Guilin Highight and Li River Cruise Tour
Guilin
3 days

Guilin & Longsheng Minority Discovery Tour

5-Day Guilin, Yangshuo and Longsheng Tour
Guilin
5 days

Essence of Ancient Lijiang Tour

3-Day Lijiang Ancient Town and Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Tour
Lijiang
3 days

Yunnan Ethinic Minority Tour

6-Day Kunming, Dali, and Lijiang Highlight Tour
Dali, Kunming, Lijiang
6 days

Songtsam Grand Circuit -- Three Rivers

takes you through the heart of Three Parallel Rivers Area
Shangri-la
10 days

Songtsam Grand Circuit -- Searching for Shangri-la

takes you through the heart of Three Parallel Rivers Area
Shangri-la
10 days

Beijing Romantic Travel

5 Days Romantic Tour in Beijing
Beijing
5 days

Guilin Minority Romantic Tour

5 Days Guilin & Longsheng Minority Romantic Tour
Guilin
5 days

Currency

ATMs usually accept foreign debit cards (they will be marked with the accepted cards) and you can select to use them in English. If you are using traveller’s cheques head to the Bank of China.

You should have no problem using it in hotels and department stores. The international credit cards that are widely accepted in China include: Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner’s club, and the JCB card of Japan.

We advise having some cash on you at all times for smaller needs and taxi rides.

When in China you can exchange currency in most banks and the Post office. You may find a better exchange rate before you travel so it is best to shop around.

Finding a bank is easy, in Chinese cities you will find a bank every 5-10 minute walk. Many ATM’s will also allow you to take funds directly from your home account but they will likely charge you a fee.

Never exchange your money on the street or in small shops. Avoid the Chinese “black market” for exchanging foreign currency as you may get ripped off with counterfeit bills.

The Chinese currency is the rénmínbì (RMB). The basic unit of RMB is the yuán, which is divided into 10 jiǎo, which is again divided into 10 fēn.

Colloquially, the yuán is referred to as kuài and jiǎo as máo. The fēn is of such little value that it is rarely used.