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Buy Chinese yuan

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What to spend your yuan on:

  • Admission to the Great Wall of China

    40 yuan

  • Tourist t-shirt

    30 yuan

  • Bottle of water

    3 yuan

  • Postcard and a stamp

    5 yuan

  • 3-mile taxi ride

    12.5 yuan

How many yuan will I need?

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  • A budget
  • for people for
  • nights


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Must-sees in China

  • Xi'an
  • This beautiful walled-city has plenty to explore. And what's more, just a short ride outside Xi'an lie the thousands of famous terracotta warriors.
  • Dali
  • Dali is nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas in Western China and is frequented by foreign and Chinese tourists alike. This a top spot for fans of mountain climbing.
  • Macau
  • The sister city to Hong Kong, Macau is steeped in a long and interesting history. It's also a gambling mecca for anyone who likes to hit the slots!

Trust in Travelex

Being able to order online and pickup at a convenient location at no charge was real plus. This is the second time we've use this service and are very pleased.Robin S.

Excellent. Everything was ready for me to pick up.Janet R.

This was a first time experience but I can say the staff was very professional and informativeCheryle L.

A deep dive on yuan renminbi

The name 'renimbi' literally means 'peoples currency'. It's the legal currency of mainland China.



It's easily exchanged in Hong Kong and Macau but it's not the official currency there.

More info about yuan renminbi

The most commonly used bills for Chinese yuan are the 1, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 notes.

What to consider when ordering your currency online

Thinking about the rate is just one consideration when it comes to getting your foreign currency, but don’t worry because we’re here to help make things really simple for you.

  1. Check the rates – Use our handy currency rate tracker to check how rates change over time 
  2. Think about how much you need – Your budget will help you to work out just how much you need to take with you, depending on how long you’re going for, how many of you are going and how big of a spender you are!
  3. How you want to get your money – If lining up to get your money isn’t your style, then you can order your currency to be delivered direct to your door. Alternatively, if you like to see a friendly face when you get your money, you can pick up at one of our stores across the US.

Buying Chinese Yuan Online is Easy


Cash

Cash

Ordering your Chinese Yuan  online is simple. There are over 100 Travelex stores across the US to pick up your order from, or you can have it delivered straight to your door.

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Travelex Money card

If you prefer plastic to cash, why not try our Cash Passport? A prepaid card, simply top up with Chinese Yuan before your trip and use abroad wherever you see the MasterCard logo.

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