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Beihai is a friendly, tree-lined community 229 kilometres south of Nanning in the Guangxi region. Over 2,000 years old, the city was once a major hub on the ancient Marine Silk Route.

The harbour area retains some lovely buildings from this era. Later, Beihai would become known for its subtropics weather, white sand beaches and vast supply of natural pearls.

Visas

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 to obtain.

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


Currency

The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls.

Taux de change les plus récents pour devises courantes

RMB 1.00 Equivalence:

Taux de change monnaie
0,18 Australian Dollar (AUD)
0,13 Euro (EUR)
0,1 British Pound (GBP)
1,26 Hong Kong Dollar (HKD)
9,90 Indian Rupee (INR)
17,74 Japanese Yen (JPY)
0,2 New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
0,21 Singapore Dollar (SGD)
0,16 US Dollar (USD)

Taxes

A 15% surcharge including government tax is applicable in most hotels and some private restaurants.


Tipping

Many mid-range and top-end restaurants include their own service charge that varies between establishments.

Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.


Business Hours

Bank Hours
8am - 12noon / 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Office Hours
8am - 12noon / 2.30pm - 5.30pm, Monday through Friday

Shop Hours
9.30am - 10pm, Monday through Sunday


Public Health

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 in Beihai. Complimentary bottled drinking water is available in every room.


Dress

The dress code in Beihai is usually informal, except on social, diplomatic or government occasions where a suit and tie should be worn.


Weather

May, September and October are the most popular months for visiting Beihai. The city has a mostly subtropics weather climate, with temperatures ranging from 23°C (74°F) to 37°C (97°F) during the summer and 2°C (35°F) during the January and February winter months.

Much of the annual 150-200 cm of rainfall occurs from June to August. Typhoon warnings are most common during these months.

Aujourd'hui

Plutôt nuageux

Maximum: 32°C / 89°F
Minimum: 24°C / 75°F

Demain

Plutôt nuageux

Maximum: 31°C / 87°F
Minimum: 24°C / 75°F
jeudi:
Plutôt nuageux Maximum: 32°C / 89°F Minimum: 25°C / 77°F
vendredi:
Plutôt nuageux Maximum: 32°C / 89°F Minimum: 26°C / 78°F
Climat local
Mois Maximum Minimum
janvier 19ºC 12ºC
février 19ºC 13ºC
mars 22ºC 16ºC
avril 27ºC 21ºC
mai 30ºC 24ºC
juin 32ºC 26ºC
juillet 32ºC 26ºC
août 32ºC 26ºC
septembre 31ºC 25ºC
octobre 29ºC 22ºC
novembre 25ºC 18ºC
décembre 21ºC 14ºC
Réalités

Population
1.35 million

Language
Mandarin

Time Zone
GMT + 8 hours

Measures
Metric System

Voltage
220 volts

Plug Type
 

Mobile Phones
GSM 900