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China, located in East Asia, attracts many travelers every year. Designated as the most populous country in the world with nearly 1.4 billion inhabitants, China offers you many attractions that will allow you to discover a culture and a people very different from what we know. Let yourself be seduced by its capital, Beijing. This city, the economic and cultural center of the destination, represents the perfect blend of modernity and history, with its ancient sites and contemporary architecture. Live local experiences in the country's largest city, Shanghai. Certainly, a most rewarding journey awaits you!
In the past, the Forbidden City served as the imperial palace for two Chinese dynasties. It took 14 years to complete it, from 1406 to 1420. It is recognized as one of the oldest and best preserved palaces in the country. Today, the Forbidden City has become a museum where tourists can discover Chinese artworks and imperial treasures. Listed as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site in 1987, this luxurious and magnificent monument is one of the five great palaces in the world.
The country's official currency is the Renminbi (RMB). The basic unit of currency is the Yuan. It is illegal to use foreign currency. You should convert your foreign currency only in places that are authorized by the government. In addition, international hotels and some department stores in major cities accept international credit cards.
You will need a power adapter and a converter. Power outlets used in China are not the same as in Canada (A / B). Voltage is different in China (220 V) and is higher than the voltage in Canada (120V). Frequency of 50Hz is also different than the one in Canada (60 Hz). Make sure your devices include the words: "INPUT: 100-240V, 50/60Hz". Otherwise, you will need a converter.
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