Changchun, the political capital of the Jilin province, is a modern industrial city that is growing rapidly.
Yet it remains a city with both historic and modern attractions. The city's hosting of the 2007, Sixth Asian Winter Games highlights the city's increasing stature within China.
All international travellers require visas although Brunei, Japan, and Singapore passport holders are able to enjoy visa-free access to China for up to 15 days.
Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued in three to five working days from most Chinese embassies, and must be used within three months of the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult
For further details, consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service, or any Chinese embassy or consulate.
View visa requirements from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China
The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.
Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.
A 15% surcharge including government tax is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.
Many mid-range and top-end restaurants include their own service charge that varies between establishments.
Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.
8.30am - 4.30pm, Monday through Friday
8.30am - 5pm, Monday through Friday
Summer: 9am - 9pm
Winter: 9am - 8pm
Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor about your vaccination requirements.
Shangri-La recommends you drink only boiled or bottled water during your stay. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room.
Dress is generally informal in Changchun except on social, diplomatic or government occasions when a suit and tie is appropriate.
Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats, and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below freezing with strong winds.
Changchun has a cool weather climate ranging from highs of 28°C (82°F) during the summer to winter temperatures as cold as -28°C (-18°F) during the winter.
Sunny, pleasant and warmer
Sunny to partly cloudy and very warm
Time ZoneGMT + 8 hours
Voltage110 / 220
Mobile PhonesGSM 900 / 1800
569 Xian Road, Changchun, 130061, China
T: (86 431) 8898 1818
F: (86 431) 8898 1919
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