Packing Tips for Traveling China
|Luggage packing counter in an airport|
• Make a checklist and number them in order of importance.
• Reread you list. Think twice about the "desired or essential" items.
• Try to make the checklist as short as possible.
• Find related information about your destination and amend your list accordingly.
What to Pack
Travel light! Whenever you travel, remember that quality, not quantity is the order of the day. Hereafter are some useful tips for packing. Please read it carefully as it will surely help you.
|Backpackers with light packages|
•Do remember to take you passport, visas, related health certificates, tickets, ID, money, credit card, map, itinerary and other important documents needed during a visit
•Do remember to make a card upon which are your personal details in case of emergency•Do remember to make copies for your important materials. It is strongly recommended that you additionally store a backup of your information in your email account or other on-line storage.
•Do remember to bring guide and phrase books related your destination.
•Do not pack important items unprotected; put them into a waterproof bag to prevent damage.
•Do not carry too much money all in one place, spread it around your pockets.
•Do not keep your credit card and identification card together.
•Do not take too many reading materials, 1-3 copies is ok.
|China Clothing |
•Do remember to take leisurewear which will keep you relaxed and comfortable.
•Do remember to take clothes that dry easily.
•Do remember to take a waterproof and umbrella.
•Do not take too many formal clothes, one or two is enough.
•Do not bring natural fibred clothing as it is hard to dry and are heavier than synthetics.
•Do not forget to bring sunhat, sunglasses and sun block in summer
•Do not forget to take you toiletries and your personal items such as toothbrush, towel and so on.
•Do not take sturdy clothes
•Do not wear military-styled clothing in case of unnecessary misunderstandings.
|Spring||Mar - May||50 - 71.6 F||Western suits, jackets, sports coats, woolen jackets, long sleeve shirts and comfortable shoes|
|Summer||Jun - Aug||Above 71.6 F||T-shirts, short sleeve shirts, skirts, sandals, caps, rain wear|
|Autumn||Sep - Nov||50- 71.6 F||Western suits, jackets, sports coats, light woolen sweaters, rain wear and comfortable shoes|
|Winter||Dec - Feb||Below 50 F||Overcoat, thick woolen sweaters, lined coats; In northern China, cap, gloves and cotton-padded shoes are required|
•Do remember to take a power convert and adapter plugs. China's electrical system operates at 220 volts
•Do remember to take razor, camera, extra batteries, and chargers of all your eletronic products.
•Do not take those can be bought anywhere or are provided by hotels, hair dryers, for example. It will be a burden for you.
•Do remember prescribed medications!
•Do remember to prepare some drugs for emergency use, including Aspirin, vitamins, anti-inflammatory, anti-histamines, remedy for diarrhea and antacid.
•Do take along your medical history (Blood Group, Allergies, and Known Medical Conditions) and keep in your first-aid kit. This may be helpful if you need to see a doctor or become incapacitated.
•Do not carry excessive quantities of drugs; you may encounter problems at China Customs.
•Do not bring a pharmacy, just bring the essentials.
•Roll your clothes instead of folding them or use vacuum bags. In this way you will save a lot of space and provide extra protection for your clothing.
•Put the items your will use regularly at the top.
•Bring several plastic bags with you. You will find many uses for them during your trip.
•Remember the rules on carrying liquids; you may have to remove them at the point of departure!