- Trip Preparation
All documents must provided to CX Silver Gallery.
contact form. For inquiries please include your phone number and interest in the China Tour.
- Chinese visa application process
- Ensure that your passport is valid for 6 months beyond stay in China and with at least two blank pages available for the Chinese visa. Amendment pages in the back of the passport are not acceptable for China visa stamps.
- passport, one 2×2-inch regulation passport photograph.
- Fill out the China visa application (ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, PRINTED). Leave blanks for any unknown information for CX Silver GAllery to fill out.
- http://www.visaexpress.net/china/chinatouristvisa.htm for instructions and http://www.visaexpress.net/forms/china-visa-application-form.pdf to download the form.
- Applying for Chinese visa, $140 per person
- Visa handling. $50 per person plus $30 postal fee
- Trip Checklist
- Flight reservation info (Cai will hold to give out at the airport)
- Passport with Chinese visa (Cai will hold to give out at the airport)
- ATM Visa and Mastercard / debit card with a pin number that contains no leading zero. You can exchange Chinese Yuan at the airport. However the rate will be somewhat higher than at the Bank of China in New York. We can also exchange Dollars to Yuan in Chongqing city. If you bring cash, get new bills. Banks in China won’t take old bills.
- A sketch book and a journal book (suggested)
- Winter coat, hat, gloves, scarf
- Thermal underwear, thick tights
- Swimming suit
- Laptop with charger
- Camera; camera battery charger; extra camera battery (optional)
- Cell phone; its charger
- Small packs of tissues when on the go (not every public bathroom in China has toilet paper)
- Highly advised: condense all personal belongings into one check-in suitcase no bigger than 62 linear inches (length + width + height), no more than 50 lb. (No batteries, charging and electronic devices should be in this suitcase)
- One carry-on luggage (laptop, chargers, electronic devices) no bigger than 10″x16”x24”
- First Aid Kit
- Your prescription medication – you should bring an ample supply with you for the entire duration of your trip. Bring along the prescriptions, just in case you are questioned (highly doubtful) in customs. See your physician before you go to China to ensure you have all the prescriptions you need before you begin your travel.
- Headache medication
- Diarrhea/nausea medication is essential even if the food you eat is fine – it could upset your stomach because you aren’t used to it. Just in case of a bad case of diarrhea.
- Bandaids for the occasional blister from long walks.
- Medical insurance and optional travel insurance
- It is recommended that you get international travel insurance. Please check with your medical insurance provider.
We recommend that the traveler seek advisement from a physician or at a travel medicine clinic at least 4-6 weeks before scheduled to depart.