Have you been to China before, or are you going to have a visit to China in the near future? China is catheterized by long history, profound culture and vast territory full of cultural and natural scenery. In China, you can not only experience the beautiful scenery full of challenge and mystery, but also the hospitality of Chinese people, and even the all kinds of delicious local food. Is it alluring? Yeah, just start to plane your trip to China from now. And here are some tips for your first trip to China to help you enjoy your China tour!
The first thing you should do and overcome for your trip to China is to break the language barrier. The language barrier should be the number one hurdle to overcome for a foreigner when traveling to China. Though you can seek for help from some Chinese by speaking English in urban areas of China, it does not work every time because you might not always count on finding someone speaking English. Therefore, learning some Chinese ( Pu Tong Hua) , even just something simple, is really a great help to make your China trip much more enjoyable and easier.
Next, you’d better know something about Bargaining in Chinese. During your tour, you will come across many sellers selling their souvenirs or food, and you will be likely to be defrauded if you know nothing about the Chinese bargaining. Remember, do not ask about price if you are not planning to buy any of these things. If you do ask, they may follow you for a long way. Generally, when you are bargaining, cut prices by 2/3. If they do not accept your price, just pretend to leave and refuse to buy their goods. Normally, they might call you back and sell to you at your price.
Besides, for your first time to China, tasting Chinese Food is a must-do thing as China has a profound food culture and every region in China has a distinct style of cooking. Beijing roast duck, Shanghai steamed pork buns, Xi’an dumplings and Chinese hamburgers, Guilin rice noodles are great food in China. Do not forget to taste the street snacks if time permitting as the street snacks are often the best features of a city’s culinary experience such as Beijing’s egg cakes in the morning for breakfast and Guilin’s barbecue stands in the evening.
Learn more about the China travel tips so as you can have enough time to do something what you like or experience Chinese people’s life such as tasting more Chinese food, experiencing traditional and local Chinese cuisines culture and even make some Chinese dishes personally. In this way, your first trip to China will be wonderful and unforgettable.