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What to Bring

 Files and Documents
Passport, Visa, air/train ticket, ID certificate, destination map (if you have one), travel itinerary, address list

 Personal Articles for Use
personal tooth brush, towels, bathing articles, contact lens solution, daily toiletries, comb, sun glasses, suntan oil, shaving items, disinfectant tissues and bandage

credit card, traveler's check, and cash with a little change

a sturdy backpack or knapsack (furnished with shoulder straps), a suitcase ( only in case that there are regular luggage-carry services between different means of transportation), a smaller satchel (for carrying daily items and cameras with you when you deposit the larger backpack or suitcase at hotel), a waterproof bag (to keep checks, passport, visa, tickets and other important files)

Clothing is one of the important things in your preparation. Be sure to answer questions below before making your choices.

     1. Have your learned enough info on the climatic feature of the destination city you are going to visit?

     2. Have you determine which period (the exact month) your travel itinerary is falling on?

Bear in mind the principles below when packing your bags.    

1. Wear in layers: Like peeling an onion, you should take clothes in layers to adapt to climatic variations. The clothes should be easy to put on or take off. The secret is to take sweat-releasing underclothes, a warm-preserving middle level and a rainproof and windproof outer garment. Cotton T-shirts or sport shirts are recommended for the underclothes for their ventilating nature. The sweater or woolen is good choices for warmth and the waterproof outer clothes should also be easy-ventilated for its easy-releasing of heat.

    2. Choose light clothes with multi-functions such as headgear, hidden pockets and slide fastener instead of thick ones with fasteners.

    3. Choose comfortable footwear with thick-soles and soft-uppers for mountain climbing. Do not take leather shoes, sandals or other tight shoes. Prepare cotton socks or stockings. One thing important is to bring a comfortable slipper with you if you are not willing to take the public one in some hostels or guesthouses in remote areas.

    4. Choose bright color clothes and caps in case of taking a long walk under the sun in summer.

For some special activities such as mountain climbing in Tibet, river rafting or surfing, you will need to prepare more professional clothing and equipment.

 Others Articles:
camera, films, batteries, electrical converter, alarm clock (if needed), a pen and memo pad (to write down something important during your travel), necessary cold, indigestive and anti- allergic medicines, umbrella, etc.

Some tips on taking photos or photography:
Since there are many photogenic attractions in China, photography is important for many visitors. If you bring your camera or video camera, you have to declare it before you enter into China. All the security X-ray machines in airport are film-free, and most brands of film are readily available in China, however, professional film may be not easy to find. You can also trust the film processing most cities provided because the quality is quite acceptable. If you are in a hurry, they can even provide a one-hour service.

A. Never take photos in sensitive areas such as military base, airfield, etc. and other sensitive areas where photography is forbidden.

B. Ask for permission before taking photos of other people.

C. Some tourist attractions do not allow photography. So you'd better look for the sign or ask for the staffs before taking photos.

D. You had better buy enough films in big stores or supermarkets before you go sightseeing as that is cheaper and the film more reliable.