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(Shanghai) Travel Tips For Your Shanghai Travel

By TravelKing
UpdatedUpdated June, 23, 2010
Nanjing Road Walking Street

Nanjing Road Walking Street

Shanghai is the most dynamic city of China with a fusion of east and west, which attract massive visitors each year. Shanghai Travel Tips on Sinotour provides you with some practical information for your Shanghai China travel.

China Visa
A passport valid for at least 6 months is required for applying the China visa. Please be noted that heavy fines may apply for overstay.

Voltage of China
The electrical current in China is 220 volts. You are advised to carry a conversion plug for using a laptop.

Currency Exchange Rates
RMB is the official currency in China and is locally known as “Yuan”. You may do major currency exchanges at China banks. Credit Cards are acceptable in higher-standard restaurants, hotels, and shops. Please visit: www.xe.com for currency exchange rate.

Climate

The climate in Shanghai is comfortable and tender in spring and winter. During some of the days in summer, Shanghai can be very humid and hot with the temperature over 35°C and 80% humidity. Winter in Shanghai has a low temperature that sometimes the temperature in the evening drops below 0℃.

Internaitonal Calls
International calls can be made at most of Shanghai hotels.
From abroad to China:
International access code + China’s country code (86) + area code + local number. Neither Hong Kong nor Macau has area codes; they only have country codes – 852 and 853.

From China to abroad:
00 + country code + area code + local number
Dial 115 for international directory assistance.
Dial 114 for local directory enquiries in Chinese.

Road Names
Main roads and avenues are often divided into different sections based on the 4 cardinal points. For example, Zhongyang Lu (Zhongyang Road) may be divided into Zhongyang Dong Lu (Zhongyang East Road) and Zhongyang Xi Lu (Zhongyang West Road). Similarly, you will probably reach Zhongyang Bei Lu (north road) and Zhongyang Nan Lu (south road). In large cities such as Shanghai and Beijing, road names are also displayed in English with Chinese pinyin translation.

Tipping
Tipping is not expected in Shanghai. Some restaurants include a service charge on the bill.

Time Difference
Please visit: http://www.worldtimezone.com/.