Passports + Visa
Visas are required by all nationals from Australia, Canada, USA, UK and other EU countries. When making a visa application you will need to have booked your flight and hotel in advance.
PHOTOFAIRS can offer formal visa invitation letters should you require one.
Mainland China has a system of internet censorship.
VPN: We recommend downloading a VPN service prior to your travels. This will allow you to connect with emails, whatsapp etc.
Wechat: This is the most commonly used messaging service in China. We recommend downloading the app for your trip for convenience of communication and connecting with local collectors and galleries.
SmartShanghai: An app that provides translated directions and recommendations for English speakers.
Didi: This is a service similar to Uber. Directions can be given in English and translated to the driver.