For many, the name “China” elicits innate feelings of exoticism, with images of bamboo groves and pagodas likely being some of the first to come to mind. In many ways China is the “Poster Child” of Asia. Steeped in history, with more than 5,000 years of it, rooted in tradition, and rapidly globalizing, few countries in Asia, or the world, are as dynamic as China. While these are all great reasons to be excited about your first journey to China, planning a trip to the world’s most populous nation can be an intimidating experience.
While it would be nearly impossible to create a comprehensive list of things you need to know or will invariably learn on your own while planning your first tour to China, this infographic from Buffalo Tours Travel Blog cuts through the haze to inform perspective travelers of the basics they’ll need to know to get their travel planning off on proper footing.