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Although China has a large number of people with disabilities, provisions for the disabled are limited, and this can make travel difficult. As the economy booms, many cities resemble building sites, and uneven paving, unavoidable steps, and heavy traffic are all hindrances. Ideally you should travel in a specialist group or with those who are fully familiar with giving you whatever assistance you may need.

In theory, some major hotels in the largest cities have wheelchair-accessible rooms, but they are often not properly executed -- the door to the bathroom may be wider, or the bathroom suite lower, but not both, and other switches and controls may be out of reach. In spite of what the brochure or website says, you should call to confirm what is actually available.

Hong Kong has far better facilities for travelers with disabilities, which are listed in the tourist board's Hong Kong Access Guide for Disabled Visitors.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.