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20-yuan note



At the backing of the front of the note is a lotus which grows out of dirt yet remains clean. It represents a noble and unsullied character and is called the “gentleman of all flowers.” On the back is the landscape of Guilin, a world famous tourist attraction, which has gained its reputation through the phrase “Guilin’s scenery is the best in the world.”

50-yuan note



At the backing of the front of the note is a chrysanthemum, which is known as the flower of longevity in China. It is one of the four gentleman-like flowers. On the back is the Potala Palace, which is located in Tibet, China. It is a magnificent building complex that integrates palaces, castles and temples at the highest sea altitude in the world. It is also the largest and the best preserved ancient palace and castle building complex in Tibet.

100-yuan note



At the backing of the front of the note is a plum flower. Plum flowers proudly withstand cold wind and snow in a showcase of their righteousness. It represents the characteristics of Chinese people. On the back is the Great Hall of the People, a landmark of Beijing, and also a very important place for political activities.

How to convert foreign currencies into RMB

Both banks and international airports have exchange service counters. In China, ATMs are everywhere except for some remote towns and villages.

Banks are usually open from 9 am to 5 pm from Monday to Friday and from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays. Banks are closed on Sundays and national holidays.


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