Amanfayun is within easy reach of Shanghai Hongqiao Station by high-speed train as well as nearby Hangzhou International Airport (HGH).
Summers tend to be hot and humid, and winters are cool to cold, mostly dry with occasional snowfall. Spring and autumn enjoy mild and mostly warm weather. Winter temperatures range from 4°C to 12°C; in summer they vary from 21°C to 33°C.
What to pack
In spring and summer, light clothing is appropriate with a sweater or jacket in the evenings. From autumn through winter, down jackets, fleeces, hats and gloves are necessary. Sports shoes are suitable for light touring, and hiking boots are recommended for treks. Legs, shoulders and upper arms need to be covered when visiting places of worship.
Language & Currency
The official language of China is Mandarin, and English is increasingly spoken. The national currency is the yuan or renminbi. Major credit cards are accepted in larger establishments. Most currencies and traveller’s cheques are easy to cash. ATM machines are widely available.
China is on China Standard Time (CST), eight hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). Electricity is 220 volts/ 50 cycles; converters and plug adaptors are available.
English-speaking medical services are always available in nearby Hangzhou. There are no particular immunisations required for entry into China unless the traveller is coming from a yellow fever-infected area. No vaccinations are required.
Please check with your nearest Chinese embassy or consulate prior to travel. Visas are required for most nationalities to enter, exit or transit through China. Passports must be valid for at least six months before the date of entry.
The Amanfayun team can advise on visas as well as assist with any other travel arrangements, including transfers and private flights.