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What to Pack

Last updated by fabiowzgogo at 2016/7/20

What should you take when travelling in China? Here are some suggestions for you.


These basic items are important things for you and you should make sure you bring them:


  • Cash

money type

  • Credit Cards
  • Airline Ticket Confirmation
  • Travel Guide Book

travel guide book

  • Health/Travel Insurance Documents
  • Copies of Important Documents
  • Doctor’s Notes of Medication
  • Contact information list including your travel adviser, guide, embassy, family and your friends.

Some useful links you may like: Currency Exchange, Embassies Stationed in China,

Personal Items

Medical items

  • First-aid kit
  • Aspirin
  • Painkiller
  • Diarrhea medicine
  • Sleep medication
  • Medical record(if necessary)
  • Contact information of doctor or medical adviser

Clothes and Shoes

In summer:

  • T-shirts and pants
  • Sunglasses and hats
  • Slippers (if necessary)

In winter:

  • Warm and comfortable clothes
  • Warm, waterproof shoes
  • Scarf

Some useful links you may like:Beijing Weather, Shanghai Weather, Xian Weather, Guilin Weather, Hong Kong Weather, Chengdu Weather

Daily-use Items

Most of these things can be bought in China, but you may want to bring your own for your convenience.

  • Brush/comb
  • Toothpaste, toothbrush, dental floss
  • Shampoo, soap, towel
  • Deodorant
  • Creams, lotions
  • Sunscreen
  • Towelettes
  • Razor/shaving cream
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Insecticide


  • Camera with charger and batteries


  • Extra memory cards
  • Laptop
  • Mobile phone and charger

Home checklist

Before you start your journey, you should take care of some things at home as well:

  • Find someone to take care of your pets or plants.
  • Lock windows and doors.
  • Leave keys, contact and destination information with your friends and family members.

Other Suggestions

  • Reading materials
  • Games (PSV/3DS)
  • Walkman or iPod
  • Sneakers and water bottle
  • Umbrella
  • Small flashlight