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The Low Down on Chinese Currency

Currency:

Renminbi

Currency code:

CNY (CNH, RMB)

Central Bank:

People's Bank of China

Currency symbol:

¥ (Yuan)

Currency sub unit:

角 (Jiao)

Nicknames:

Kuài, Mao

Bank notes:

¥1, ¥5, ¥10, ¥20, ¥50, ¥100

Coins:

1角, 5角, ¥1




The official currency of mainland China is the renminbi - abbreviated to CNY or RMB. Yuan is a unit of renminbi; however Chinese currency is generally known as the ‘yuan’, particularly in countries outside of China.



The name 'renminbi' literally means 'peoples currency' and was first issued in 1948 when the People's Bank of China was established.



It's easily exchanged in Hong Kong and Macau but is not the official currency in those destinations.



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




What to spend your yuan on:

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    Admission to the Great Wall of China

    40 yuan *

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    Tourist t-shirt

    30 yuan *

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    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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Must-See Places in China

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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!

Buying Chinese yuan online is easy

Order Chinese yuan online, lock in the rate and collect at your local store, at the airport before you fly or have it delivered at home

  • 1. Click the ‘Buy yuan Now’ button below
  • And tell us how much you need for your trip.

  • 2. Choose how to get it
  • Get your currency home-delivered or choose to collect at more than 3,600 pick up locations.

  • 3. Pay online
  • Simply pay using either your debit card (recommended) or credit card and you’re all set!

Prefer to Buy in Store?

Prefer to Buy in Store?

If buying online is not your thing, visit your nearest Travelex store and one of our friendly sales consultants will help you organise yuan for your trip.

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Travelling to China in the Future?

Travelling to China in the Future?

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China Travel Guide

China Travel Guide

Before you head off, check out our China Travel Guide to help you make the most of your trip, from home to get around to not-to-miss food experiences.

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All good. Would have preferred more small notes. Only got 4x $1 then $10's next. Not too good for arriving in the USA. Might have expected you to know a bit more ( or care a bit more ) about that.

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The representative was extremely…

The representative was extremely helpful and very friendly

Ryan

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Easy to order online and ready to pickup at Chadstone. Service was excellent certainly worth the 5 stars.

John Nickson

Collection of foreign currency

Collection of foreign currency

Margaret Edith Watson

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Good rates, fast ordering and pick up

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Elle

Quick and easy with best exchange rate.

Quick and easy to order on line and local pickup. I compaired several sites and found Travelex to be the best exchange rate for Euros. I have used them in the past and like that you receive various detonations small and large in the mix.

Gayle K

Great Service

Great Service Easy, quick and hassle free

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Easy to navigate website with good rates and clear instructions. Timely availability of currency, thank you

Gary

Cash pick-up was ready before the…

Cash pick-up was ready before the expected date. Easy collection and friendly staff.

Gregory J

Amazing quick service would highly…

Amazing quick service would highly recommend Troy at Helensvale

Makaila Leigh Kenny

Best rate and super easy and convenient.

Best rate and super easy and convenient.

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Great service from Ashley (Sunshine Plaza)

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Prompt and efficient service from the staff at Ballarat Travelex. Thanks.

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*Rates are subject to change throughout the day. In-store rates vary compared to online.

**The figures provided are indicative only and are there to provide an idea of the amount of travel money you may need during your trip.

^^Based on mid-market and Travelex Online AUD to FX exchange rates as of the date of the relevant social media post and/or email communication. Rates are subject to change throughout the day. Any rates and savings are quoted as a guide only.

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