Qinhuangdao is named after the first Emperor of China, Qinshihuang, who journeyed to the city in 215 BC.
All international travellers require a visa except for citizens of the following countries:Brunei, Japan and Singapore passport holders can enjoy 15 days visa-free access.Standard 30-day, single-entry visas can be issued between three and five working days from most Chinese embassies and must be used within three months from the date of issue. Longer visas are often more difficult to obtain. For further details, please consult with your travel agent, China International Travel Service, China Travel Service or any Chinese embassy or consulate.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China
The Chinese currency is known as renminbi (RMB) and is available in 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 denomination banknotes.
Credit cards are accepted in major hotels as well as shopping malls. Cash and travellers cheques can be exchanged in licensed exchange offices and international hotels.
Here are the most recent exchange rates for some common currencies.
A 15% service charge is applicable in most hotels.
Many mid-range restaurants include their own service charge, which varies between establishments.
Officially, tipping is considered inappropriate and is discouraged.
Bank Hours9am to 5.30pm (Monday to Friday). Some banks are open on Saturdays for personal banking.
Some banks are open from 10.30am to 4pm.
Office HoursBetween 8 and 9am to 5 and 6pm (Monday to Friday)
Shopping HoursDepartment stores and shopping malls usually open at 10am and close at 8pm.
Visitors entering China are required to complete a health declaration form. Check with your local doctor or health care professional about vaccination requirements before you plan your trip.
Daily wear is generally informal in Qinhuangdao. Winter requires heavy clothing, including coats, hats and gloves as temperatures can drop to well below freezing with strong winds. Light clothing is appropriate for spring and summer months.
Qinghuangdao has four distinct seasons: Dry and windy spring; hot and humid summer; cool and pleasant autumn; cold and dry winter.
Plenty of sunshine
Time ZoneGMT + 8 hours
Mobile PhonesGSM 900 / 1800 / 1900
123 Hebin Road, Haigang District, Qinhuangdao, Hebei, 066000, China
T:(86 335) 580 8888
F:(86 335) 580 9888
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