Hi everyone. my family (of 4 people) are planning a budget trip to Beijing next year and must bring ounces (not tons) of money. From what I have read, compared to the US, china is not so credit card friendly. I understand if you are in big big stores and 5 star hotels they do accept credit cards but because I can only afford ounces and not tons of cash, then I am gonna use budget hotels that require cash only. Even entrances to attractions are cash basis. So with the long distance trains. I am making my own independent tour and need cash
My question is this. If you bring, let us say$5,000 to use in China, do you carry it with you every day your are out sightseeing? How safe is it? I believe the hostel that I am staying does not have a safe in the room. are there atms readily available for you to get cash? Any reply is much appreciated.