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What language is spoken in China?

The official dialect of China is Mandarin spoken by more than 70% of the population. There are several other major dialects spoken in China including, Cantonese and Shanghainese. 

Is English spoken in China?

There are many people who speak English very well in China., Those who speak English will be easier to find in larger cities than within the countryside. 

What currency is used in China?

The currency used throughout China is the yuan. ATMs can be found in all major cities. 

Do I need a Visa to travel to China?

Visas are required upon entering the country from both Canada and The United States. A typical visa will be valid for three months from the date of issue. 

What is the best time to travel to China? 

As China is an incredibly vast country with many different areas to explore, this question can be somewhat difficult to answer. However, most will say the best times to travel to China are between March to May as well as September to early November. 

Is China family friendly? 

China is a family-friendly country with several activities that everyone will enjoy including viewing giant pandas in Chengdu, climbing the Great Wall in Beijing, all while learning some Mandarin phrases throughout your trip!


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