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Traveling in China - Things you Should Know when you Travel to China

Weather and Clothing

* It is probably best to travel to China during autumn season, which spans from September to early November. The temperature during this time is a comfortable range of 50-72F with few chances of rain.
* Refrain from traveling to the so called, "four furnaces" of China during summer, these are Chongqing, Wuhan, Nanchang and Tianjing.
* China has four seasons, Spring from March to May, Summer from June to August, Autumn from September to November and Winter From January to February. Be sure to bring with you suitable clothing for each season.
* Summer is also rainy season in China, a raincoat is essential during this time as umbrellas are usually defenseless against winds.
* Chinese are conservative people so try not to wear revealing clothing.
* Women should not forget to bring pants with them as Chinese temples prohibit women wearing skirts to enter.

What to Bring into China

* Clothing is probably one of the things you shouldn't worry about when going to China. Clothing is very cheap here, and would make pretty good souvenirs. So pack your bags light, and you can buy the rest of your wardrobe on the go.
* It is recommended to take no more than one bible into China. The Chinese are very particular with Christianity, and Christian Catechism.
* A few prohibited materials in China aside from the usual narcotics and deadly weapons are food, micro-organisms, biological products, waste materials, portions of human body, blood and blood products and animals that may spread diseases to humans.
* Any items that are harmful to China's economy, politics, culture and ethics are forbidden; these include but are not restricted to printed materials, films and tapes.

When you Arrive

* Health checks would be the first that you will undergo before you are allowed out of the airport, this is to make sure that you didn't bring in any harmful diseases with you.

Photography

* It will be best not to take pictures at aerodromes, military and political facilities in China.
* Never take pictures from an airplane or any type of aircraft.
* If you want to take pictures of residents or their possessions, ask their permission first.
* Most museums ban picture taking, so does, Palaces, grottoes and Temples. Be aware of signs that prohibit picture taking to prevent any unnecessary trouble. However some establishments allow picture taking for a fee.