With the rapid development of the economy and the rapid expansion of the
middle class, the Chinese people have gradually taken tourism and vacation as
an important part of their lives. Fortunately, China has a long history of 5,000
years and a huge land area from the South China Sea. Siberia, from the East
China Sea to Central Asia, China has different natural landscapes such as
grasslands, snow mountains, plateaus, basins, beaches, mountains, etc. Almost every city has a large number of scenic spots, through developed aviation and
high-speed rail, highway system, let travel Become cheap and convenient.
Recently, the documentary "A Bite of China" which takes the fine foods as the theme has beaten many TV series, becoming extremely popular on the microblog and turning into the hottest topic. Chinese people are proud of the profound food
culture of China, and some even praise the documentary by saying that "it is a
best patriotic video."If you hear someone say “I love Chinese food”, he or she is
taking too much for granted. As a matter of fact, there is no such a simple thing
as the so-called “Chinese food”. A more accurate statement in this instance
should be such that expresses one’s preference for a particular Chinese cuisine or a particular regional way of cooking. With a territory as large and a history as
long and complex as China’s, it is inevitable that distinct regional differences in
cuisine have evolved over the course of centuries. Numerous factors are
involved in this inevitable distinction: geography, climate, transportation,
migration, influence from overseas cultures, etc.
A lot of people who has always wanted to relocate in China must be very interested in this topic, which can be the most important one influencing their will to
travel or not.
The cost of living in China depends on two facts: the city where you live and your lifestyle. If you are already provided with free accommodation, then 3,000 RMB
can be a standard number to support one person per month including
transportation, meals, utilities, groceries and sports and entertainments like
going to the cinema and KTV. However, if you like drinking whiskey and cola at
the bars in downtown and visiting clubs or pubs very often, then the
entertainment costs will increase according to the frequency. Certainly living in
first tier cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen will be more
expensive in every way than second or third tier cities in China.
Now Chinese mobile phone packages from different service companies have all
included unlimited data package. In general, 100 RMB a month should be
enough, also including wifi, but depends on your use.
A meal could cost 8-16 RMB for a plate of fried rice or dumplings(jiaozi) or a big bowl of noodles with some vegetables or meat. If however you want to eat meat and fish regularly and visit fancy restaurants, prices will rise accordingly. So if
you like to cook, buying fresh food from local food market or supermarket will
save you a lot of money.
The subway and buses are also economical. 1-2 RMB for one trip by bus and
2-6 RMB by subway are very common in China. If you think taxi is expensive,
then ordering Didi(like Uber) is a good way to save time and money.
China has the largest anti-terrorist force in the world, the armed police force,
which is spread across every city. The ubiquitous, rigorous security system,
real-time monitoring systems throughout the city and transportation systems
help the Chinese government reduce crime rates to incredible levels. Young
girls can walk in late-night cities without the danger of security. Mobile
payments everywhere moves China into a cashless society at a high speed,
indirectly causing the disappearance of thieves, because there is almost no
money to steal. Living in China, security has never been a problem that needs
You must have heard a word about transportation from your friends who have lived in China: the high-speed train.
High-speed rail (HSR) in China is the country's network of passenger-dedicated
railways designed for speeds of 250–350 km/h. It is the world's longest high
speed railway network and is also the most extensively used. In mid-2018, HSR extended to 30 of the country's 33 provincial-level administrative divisions and
almost reached 27,000 km in total length, accounting for about two-thirds of the world's high-speed rail tracks in commercial service. The HSR building boom
continues with the HSR network set to reach 38,000 km in 2025.
In the past, from the south to the north of China (Guiyang to Beijing for example) took 40 hours by slow train, but now it only takes 6 hours by bullet train, which is what our foreign friends call.
In recent years, the construction of high-speed railway well developed in China. High speed train not only boosts tourism, economic development, but also
changes lifestyle. Meeting friends and family members in different cities located
in different directions won’t be a problem at all. Because it’s very convenient for
people to travel and communicate by high-speed train, with less and less time on the road, and plus the comfortable environment and the beautiful scenery along
the way, experience on the high-speed train has become a fashion and
enjoyment. “Travel in China by high-speed train” is the commercial on the bullet
train from Chinese government.