Spring and fall are the best seasons, not hot or humid, cold or wet. March to May is the best season to explore nature, as the spring flowers are in full bloom and weather is pleasant for sightseeing.
Public transportation is cheap, comfortable and convenient, with rides on the city’s modern metro system starting at $0.50, and rides on the downtown city bus having a flat fare of $0.30. Metered cabs are available, but not many drivers speak English.
January and February are the coldest months with daily highs of around 43°F (6°C). July and August are the hottest, and rainiest months, with daily highs of around 86°F (30°C).
Many websites, such as Google and Facebook, are blocked in the country, thanks to the “Great Firewall of China.” If you need access to these websites during your trip, it is best to buy a VPN before you travel.
Type A (two-prong plug), Type C (two-prong plug) and Type I (two- or three-prong plug)
Chinese Yuan (¥)
- hairy crab
- local delicacy