I am travelling to Beijing/Sanya on Thursday, can anybody recommend what currency to take, do I change £ to CYN or £ to $ to CYN in order to get the best exchange rate.
Everytime you change money you lose on the exchange rate / pay commission. Therefore, take GBP (if you are in the UK) and change to Rmb (CYN) in Sanya.
If you have a Nationwide Flexaccount, use their Debitcard to get fee free withdrawals from ATMs in Sanya with a good exchange rate.
It's RMB or CNY (both refer to the same), not CYN.
Since GBP is your home currency, use that to change to RMB to avoid getting hit twice by the exchange rate losses.
Thank you for your help I will change GBP on arrival.
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