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Plan Your Trip to China

Planning your trip to China may seem intimidating --from updating your passport to figuring out how and where to get your visa and just deciding where to go and what to see. All you need to do is a little pre-trip research to ensure you make the most out of your trip to China.
  1. China Tour Operators (17)
  2. Embassies & Consulates (7)
  3. Facts & Figures (3)
  4. Health & Medical (9)
  5. Itineraries (15)
  6. Maps (15)
  7. Money Matters (8)
  8. Packing Lists (17)
  9. Practical Info (7)
  10. Visas (12)
  11. Weather (25)

Why Go to China?
Your guide's top reasons for you to go to China

Myths and Misconceptions about Traveling in China
Myths and Misconceptions about Traveling in China - a discussion

Plan Your China Travel in Ten Easy Steps
Plan your China travel in ten easy steps with this ten-step China Travel Planner

A Complete Guide to Packing for Your Trip to China
A complete guide to packing for your trip to China.

Is it safe for women to travel alone to China?
Is it safe for women to travel alone in China? - Information on traveling alone as a woman in China

Tips for Single Travelers in China
Tips for Single Travelers in China

Go to China
Find out what you need to and should do to prepare for your trip to China. You'll want to get your travel documents ready, such as your passport and visa, read up on any health concerns and create your packing list as well as start creating your itinerary for your visit to China.

First Aid Kit Packing List
Bring a first aid kit with you to China. Navigating a Chinese pharmacy is no fun when you're in need so be sure to include a first aid kit in your packing list.

What You Need to Bring with You to China
Make your China packing list easier to manage by finding out what items aren't readily available so that you can bring them with you.

Health Concerns & Medical Needs
While a trip to China should not be a cause for any worry, concerning your health, it's best to be prepared before you go. Discuss your itinerary with your health care professional. Taking precautions before you travel can help ensure you have a safe and healthy trip. Find out more about vaccinations that are recommended for China and other...

Travel Documents for China
Find out what travel documents, including information about your passport and visa, you need when visiting China.

Chinese Embassy and Consulates in the US
Chinese Embassy and Consulate-Generals in the United States contact list including address, email and website information.

Listings for US Embassy American Citizen Services in China
Listing of contacts, addresses and emergency numbers for American Citizen Services units in the Beijing US Embassy and the Chengdu, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Shenyang Consulates General.

Traveling with Children in China - What to Buy and What to Bring
Traveling with children can take up a lot of room in your suitcase. Find out what you can buy for your kids in China and what you'll need to bring with you.

Kathryn Pauli, Writer
Bio of Kathryn Pauli, guest writer for About.com's China Travel site.

Tips for Business Travelers
Tips for business travelers to China.

Book Review: Studying in China by Patrick McAloon

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