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China Tour from Philippines


Thanks to the increasing conveniences in both visa policy and flight between these two countries, China has become one of the most popular destinations for Filipino travelers. About 222,000 Filipino tourists visited China last year. Famous tourism destinations such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Guilin, Xi’an, Kunming, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Hong Kong, and Macau remain appealing to Filipino visitors while emerging destinations are also getting more and more attentions.

For travelers visiting China for the first time, there are always many questions that come to mind in terms of visa application, visa-free policies, Chinese food, flight, and itinerary. This page provides answers to these questions and helps you to better plan your China tour.

Visa for Philippines Travelers


A visa is required for people traveling with a Philippines passport in order to enter China. However, there are a few exceptions. Please refer to the Visa-free entry section below for more information. To apply for visa, applicant’s passport should have at least another 6 months’ validity and at least one blank visa page upon the day you submit your application.

Visa Application Fees

Single-entry: PHP 1400

Double-entry: PHP 2100

Multiple-entry within six months: PHP 2800

Multiple-entry within 12 months: PHP 4200

Processing time:

Regular: 4 working days

Express: third working day collection (an extra of PHP 1100 will be charged per visa)

Rush: second working day collection (an extra of PHP 1700 will be charged per visa)

Chinese Visa Application Service Center

Manila Office

2nd & 3rd Floor,        

The World Center,

330 Sen. Gil J. Puyat Avenue,

Makati City,

Metro Manila,

Republic of the Philippines

 

Visa Office Hours:

09:00 am to 11:00 am (Monday to Friday, Except for Legal Festivals and Holidays)

Other Office Hours:

08:30 am to 12:00 am, 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm (Monday to Friday, Except for Legal Festivals and Holidays)

 

Contact:

Visa Office:

Fax: 0063-2-8482386

Inquiry: 0063-2-8482395 (Work Day 09:00 am - 11:00 am, 02:00 pm - 04:00 pm)

Email: phchinaembassy@hotmail.com

Instructions on visa applications: http://ph.china-embassy.org/eng/lsfw/

Visa Exemptions to China for United Kingdom Travelers

Destinations Duration Visa Type Terms  
Hong Kong 14 Days Visa Exemption Filipine citizens are exempt from Hong Kong Visa if they are visiting for sightseeing and do not exceed 180 days stay.   
Macau 30 Days Visa Exemption Filipine citizens are exempt from Macau Visa if they do not exceed 180 days stay.    
Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, Zhongshan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, and Huizhou) 6 Days 144-hour Convenient Visa 1. You are already in Hong Kong or Macau. 2. You joined a tourist group organized by a travel agency registered in Hong or Macau. 3. Your visit is restricted in the Pearl River Delta Region. > Read More
Hainan Province 15 Days Tourist Exemption Visa You joined a tourist group of five or more people organized by a travel agency with the approval of China National Tourism Administration to visit Hainan Province. > Read More
Beijing 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Beijing International Airport and stay in Beijing. > Read More
Shanghai 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Pudong Airport or Hongqiao Airport in Shanghai.  > Read More
Guangzhou 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Guangzhou Baiyun Airport and stay in Guangdong province. > Read More
Chengdu 72 Hours Transit Visa With confirmed onward tickets, transit via Chengdu Shuangliu Airport and stay in Chengdu. > Read More

Airlines Flights to China


China has international airports in major cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Chengdu. There are regular flights between The Philippines and China.

Airlines to China: direct and indirect flights between Beijing and major cities in Philippines

Flight schedules between Philippines and China

China Airport Airline Flight
Beijing Capital International Airport Philippines Air
Manila (MNL) 7:15a à Beijing (PEK) 11:55a   4h 40m   nonstop
Shanghai Pudong International Airport Philippines Air
Manila (MNL) 11:25a à Shanghai (PVG) 2:55p   3h 30m   nonstop
Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport CEBU Pacific Air
Manila (MNL) 7:15p à Guangzhou (CAN) 9:30p   2h 15m   nonstop
Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport China Southern Airlines
Manila (MNL) 8:45a à Chengdu (CTU) 8:25p   11h 40m    1 stop (XMN)

Food in China



Dining in Beijing

Dining in Beijing you will be spoilt for choice with unlimited options. Whether you want to try out the local delicacies or dine at the finest restaurants you will not be disappointed with what Beijing has to offer.

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Dining in Shanghai
Shanghai enjoys a good reputation in Chinese gourmet circles, and numerous restaurants have sprung up here specializing in almost all of China’s regional cuisines, like Beijing cuisine, Sichuan cuisine, Cantonese cuisine, Suzhou Cuisine as well as Shanghai local dishes.

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Dining in Chengdu
Most of Chengdu's local food specialties started out as snacks or Xiaochi (small eats). They originated in little stands or stalls located on sides of the road. Being located in Sichuan Province, Chengdu's local specialties are famous for their delicious spiciness. Sichuan Province is one of the four famous local cuisines in China.

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Dining in Guangzhou
Guangzhou is universally known for its excellent food. Cantonese cuisine is one of the Famous Eight in China with different flavors and styles, by using diverse and delicate materials, exotic spices and various cooking skills. Cantonese cuisine, as epitome of Chinese food culture, is a mixture of tradition and modern, east and west.

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Philippines Embassy and Consulates in China

Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in Guangzhou

Consular Areas: Chongqing, Guangdong Province, Guangxi Province, Guizhou Province, Hainan Province, Hunan Province, Sichuan Province, Yunnan Province,
Address: Ground Floor, White Swan Hotel, Shamian Island
Postal Code: 443000
Tel: (+86)20 8188 6968
Fax: (+86)20 8186 2041
E-mail: gzphcggz@public1.guangzhou.gd.cn

Consulate General of the Republic of Philippines in Shanghai

Address: Suite 368, Shanghai Center, No.1376 Nanjing West Road
Tel: (+86)21 6279 8337
Fax: (+86)21 6279 8332
E-mail: pcg@philcongenshanghai.org
Website: http://www.philcongenshanghai.org/
Consular Areas: Municipality of Shanghai and the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Anhui and Hubei

Consulate General of the Republic of the Philippines in Xiamen

Consul-general: Ms. Ma. Corazon Yap-Bahiin
Address: No.2 Lingxiang Li, Lianhua District, Xiamen 361009
Tel: +86-592-5130355/5130366
Fax: +86-592-5530803
24-hour Hotline: +86-13906036614
Office Hours: 08:00 - 17:30, Monday - Friday
E-mail: xiamenpc@winmail.cn; xiamenpc@xiamenpc.org
Consular Areas: Fujian Province, Jiangxi Province

Time Difference

Beijing Time Now (GMT+8)
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Currency


The official currency of China is the Chinese Yuan (
) otherwise known as Renminbi (RMB). For the latest exchange rate from PHP to Chinese Yuan use our currency convertor below:

Exchange Rate: 6.75
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