The currency used in Xian is Chinese Yuan or Rinminbi (the people's money), which is written as RMB in short. is the symbol used to denote the Chinese currency. One Yuan is divided into 10 Jiao or Mao. One Mao is divided into 10 Fen. 1 Yuan is equivalent to INR 7.
Yuans are available in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50 and 100 whereas Jiaos are available in denominations of 1, 2 and 5 and Fens are available in 1, 2 and 5 denominations. No other currency is accepted in Xian.
Currency exchange services are available at the Xian Xianyang International Airport and most of the 4 and 5 star hotels. Currency can also be exchanged in all branches of the Bank of China and Construction Bank of China (Hanguang Road Branch). The banks and currency exchange counters in hotels, airports and other places are denoted by the currency exchange sign.
Only a few big hotels in this place accept major international credit cards such as Mastercard and facilitate travellers' cheque encashment. There are a few Bank of China ATMs located in Xian.
The Xian Xianyang International Airport and all the branches of Bank of China are the best places for currency exchange as they offer the best rates.
Counterfeit 1 Yuan coins to 100 Yuan bills were found to be in circulation in Xian and one should be careful while transacting the local currency. One of the best ways to detect a fake Chinese money is to hold it against light and check the watermark.
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