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    • Foregners visit to qingdo for 90 days

      Qingdao Mar 25, 2015 at 12:38 PM

      Did you find the city safe for foreigners especially Indian in Qingdao, is there any prejudice for indians?

    • Business Visa for short term internship in China. For 3 months

      China Yesterday

      I need some help! I have applied for Business Visa for short term internship in China. For 3 months
      and my application is deficient for following work Permit. There are two types of work permit in China:

      1. One year Work Permit – To apply for this kind of work permit, the applicant must have at least two years working experience.
      2. Short Term Work Permit (3 months) – This is the new policy starting to be implemented from Jan 30, 2015. The government official at Labor Bureau said currently only models or actors/actress who perform in China for a short period of time could apply for short term work permit.

      I am a student and I neither have experience for 2 years nor I fall in actor category , in such a
      Case, what should I do as I have a job in hand in china but there is problem for visa as per new

      visa rules implemented from Jan 30, 2015. Pl guide

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      Best budget hotel

      Shenzhen Mar 10, 2015 at 4:40 AM

      It's my first trip to shenzen and I need recommendation to 4* hotel. Preferably near whole centre and halal food places?
      Or the nearest train station from HK?

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      I am trying to return to Kowloon

      Dongguan Mar 18, 2015 at 8:02 PM

      Does anyone know if there is a bus that will go from LiaoBu, Dongguan to Kowloon, Hong Kong with only the stop at the border for immigration?

    • Why Chinese currency have two names

      China Mar 9, 2015 at 6:36 AM

      Have used an online currency converter , where chinese yuan renminbi exchange rate was given. I came to know that chinese currency have got two names from this site only. Why it has two names?

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      Shanghai Mar 2, 2015 at 7:19 AM

      We will be in China for a month and we wish to have a local mobile phone/cell phone. Where can we purchase a local mobile phone ,"PAY AS YOU USE"? About how much will it costs? How does it work for a temporary mobile phone?

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      From Hongkong to shenzen

      Shenzhen Mar 12, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Hello VTers

      It's my first time travelling to shenzen and how do I travel to shenzen by train(which I heard of) from hongkong?

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      Malaria and other assorted nasties..

      Yunnan Sheng Mar 4, 2015 at 7:41 AM

      Hi guys

      I'll be travelling to Yunnan in early April, going through Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and 2 days at Tiger Leaping Gorge.

      I've heard all sorts of things from the friends i'm travelling with around the innoculations they're injecting (Rabies, Typhoid, maybe Hep A/B..) and the tablets they're taking (Malaria and the russian roulette of side effects).

      I may be going out on a limb here, but is this all rather dramatic when I'm spending 2 days in a 'rural' location (Tiger Leaping Gorge) and staying at decent guesthouses/inns for the rest of the trip? Maybe it's the thought of Yunnan being exotic, or am I being far too lax in my own attitude to health, given my itinerary and April travel date?

      any thoughts welcome!


    • Foreigners visit to qingdao , china for 90 days

      Qingdao Mar 25, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      Did you find the city safe for foreigners especially Indian in Qingdao, is there any prejudice for indians?

    • Does anyone has travel experience in Jiuzhaigou?

      China Mar 11, 2015 at 7:04 PM

      Hello, everyone. I am a Canadian and now on my business trip in China. As my business activities will be done ahead of time, I want to enjoy some beautiful scenery of China. Some friends on my facebook recommended Jiuzhaigou for me. And others recommended many other places. I don't know which one should I choose. Does anyone has travel experience in Jiuzhaigou?

    • places in China

      China Mar 15, 2015 at 1:52 PM

      I want to know what are the most popular places in China?

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      Travel tips

      Beijing Shi Mar 13, 2015 at 9:31 PM

      I'd really like some feed back re travelling to China in April. It appears the weather may be cooler than what I was expecting? I'm planning to take CNY currency with me but am unsure as to whether I should also take $US as well. The CNY cannot be loaded onto my Travel Debit Card but $US can. I'm travelling from Australia. If you can think of any other tips please feel free to let me know!
      Thanks ... KoalaB

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      Kunming Mar 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM

      Hi I will go to Kunming by Air Asia end of Oct 30 until 5 Nov 2015. From Kunming i would to go to Chuxiong, Lijiang and Dali by train. Can someone suggest me which area i should go first and which place I should cover.

    • Monastary/Temple stay

      by PaulOConnor81 Online Now Feb 1, 2015 at 3:51 AM

      Where can I book 2 nights to stay with my family (2wife and 2 grown up kids) in the mountains please. Planning a June trip.

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      Foot massage

      by tuff Online Now Jul 27, 2014 at 3:15 PM

      I will be in Chengdu for two nights, any recommendation on safe clean place for foot massage after a long day of turing? Thanks in advance.

      2 Answers Jul 31, 2014 at 2:46 AM
    • nightlife!

      by brickwall Online Now Jun 29, 2014 at 6:37 AM

      is the mgm nightclub a good spot to go on Friday nights for a black tourist in china?

    • Suggestions on affordable hotel in Chengdu

      by Craigsteer Online Now Jan 15, 2014 at 6:28 AM

      We are a family with 5 children ages between 13- 9 and we want to go to Chengdu to see the panda reserve. Any suggestions a good affordable hotels? What else would you recommend doing in Chengdu?

      8 Answers Jan 26, 2014 at 11:23 PM
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      air port budget hostel

      by NorainS Online Now Aug 6, 2013 at 11:36 PM

      is there any budget hostel near Cheng du airport????

      1 Answer Sep 2, 2013 at 9:35 PM
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      bus to panda centre

      by NorainS Online Now Jul 29, 2013 at 4:53 AM

      Hi travelers, Does any one knows whether public transport available from Yang shi jie (羊市街)to Panda centre?

      2 Answers Aug 11, 2013 at 9:52 PM
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      Anybody in Chengdu May 20th to May 25th?

      by nepalgoods Online Now May 8, 2013 at 9:03 AM

      I would like to meet people

    • Landlords house

      by thepits Online Now Mar 29, 2013 at 9:34 PM

      Hi, chatting to a local guide in people's park yesterday and he mentioned a place called the landlords house. Apparently,it is a house that was left standing after the cultural revolution and is now a museum. Cannot find any info on line - any ideas? Thanks

      4 Answers Mar 31, 2013 at 1:44 AM
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      Tourist Trap

      by chin_cw_48 Online Now Mar 13, 2013 at 7:42 AM

      I will be in Chengdu and Chongqing next month - April 2013
      What are the tourist traps I should be aware of?
      Thank you.

      5 Answers Apr 12, 2013 at 7:59 AM
    • A guide for Chengdu?

      by thepits Online Now Jan 20, 2013 at 1:40 PM


      We are staying 2 nights at the Nova Travelling Lodge with the express intention of seeing the pandas at the research centre. We have not booked a guide as, having lots of research, we feel we can do this part of the trip by ourselves.
      We will be arriving at the railway station and getting a taxi to the hotel.We would like to go to the Sichuan Opera in the evening and see the pandas the following day. I have tried to contact the hotel to find out if they can book a cab for these experiences but have had my e mail pinged back. Is this doable without a guide?
      Quite happy to hire a guide but if we can save some money by not doing so then even better!
      Any advice appreciated.

      6 Answers Mar 23, 2014 at 1:06 AM
    • contact e mail for 'She Hotel'

      by thepits Online Now Oct 25, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      Hi , Trying to find contact address for above hotel - cannot find web page on search engine. Any ideas?
      Many thanks.

      9 Answers Oct 29, 2012 at 9:42 AM
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      Bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou

      by 13scorpio Online Now Aug 18, 2012 at 10:03 PM

      Hi, going to Jiuzhaigou with mom from Chengdu this coming Sept, and plan to go by bus. Kinda worry about the long hour journey and bus condition.

      Appreciate inputs on following :-

      1. Bus from Xinnanmen, how is the bus condition ? Is seat assigned or free seating ? Can the seat be declined or adjusted ?

      2. Bus from Xinnanmen is run by different companies, e.g we can choose the type of bus like how many seater bus ?

      3. Other than the frequent bus from Xinnanmen, is there other option like tourist centre's with better bus ?

      Many thanks.

      2 Answers Aug 21, 2012 at 6:57 PM
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      12 days Chengdu-Emei-JiuZhaiGou-ShangHai

      by lollipop18moon Online Now Jul 28, 2012 at 10:06 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I have 12 days in China in September and intend to plan a trip as follow. Hope you can give me some advise because there are many details:

      1Sep: arrive Chengdu around 13:10, find hostel nearby (maybe Sims Cozy), evening walk around, see Sichuan face changing show.

      2Sep: take bus to Leshan, enjoy Leshan and take bus to Mt Emei, look for hotel on top of Mt. Emei, spend the nite.

      3Sep: Up early for sunrise, enjoy other parts of Mt Emei on the way down (Baoguo Monastery, Fuhu Monastery, Xiujia Fall, First Pavilion). Afternoon, visit Huanglongxi Old Town and go back go Chengdu.

      4Sep: Morning visit Giant Panda. Evening Jinli Street and other nearby streets.

      5Sep: Take bus to Jiuzhaigou, whole day on bus

      6th & 7th Sep: Jiuzhaigou - Huanglong

      8th: Whole day bus back to Chengdu.

      9Sep: fly to Shanghai and stay there until 12Sep.

      I wonder how many hours it takes to enjoy Leshan on 2 Sep, afraid it takes long time and when we reach Mt Emei it's already eveningtime. Next morning we may not have enough time for Mr. Emei. Is that the case?

      Will 2 ways bus back and forth between Chengdu and Jiuzhaigou too much to bear? Should we opt for 1 way flight and 1 way bus instead, that way we will be less tired and have more time in the park? Should we do choose bus route from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou or the other way around?

      Phew, that's a lot of info. Hope you guys can help me. Thanks!


      2 Answers Jul 29, 2012 at 5:48 AM
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      Chengdu Airport

      by orchid1949 Online Now May 28, 2012 at 1:55 AM

      Need an advice on airport bus to city staying near Beixin Street. What bus number to take to go to Minhang or Civil Aviation Hotel. Any stop near the hotel or we take a taxi after.

      Thank you.

      5 Answers Jun 4, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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      Changing Masks Dance

      by orchid1949 Online Now May 28, 2012 at 1:25 AM

      Wil be in Chengdu for one night. Please advise what theatre I could go for the Mask Dance in the city. Could I buy the tickets at the hotel ?

      1 Answer Jul 3, 2012 at 12:08 AM
    • Chengdu Pandas

      by c_hand Online Now Apr 14, 2012 at 2:41 PM

      We only have short time to see China. I want to hold and interact with the pandas. Is a trip to the panda research and breeding center worth the time and money?

      4 Answers Apr 15, 2012 at 7:24 AM
    • Posters or paintings of altar figures for sale in Wenshu Monastery?

      by giftshop Online Now Mar 29, 2012 at 6:48 PM

      When I was at the Chengdu Wenshu monastery, there was a beautiful painting behind an altar of Puti Damo (P'u-t'i Ta-mo). Is there any way to see what posters or paintings might be available in the monastery gift store?

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      Huanglong Closed??

      by antho321 Online Now Feb 8, 2012 at 7:44 AM

      Is is true that Huanglong Park is closed from December 2011 till March 2012?
      I have a plan to go there on March.
      Could someone give me some info please.


      Read more: VT Forum temporarily unavailable

      2 Answers Feb 28, 2012 at 4:04 AM
    • Jiuzhaigou in Dec?

      by Kiwibiwi Online Now Sep 22, 2011 at 8:35 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I'll be heading to Chengdu in late Dec 2011. Can fellow travellers please advise if it's safe to take the long distance bus from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou in Dec since there might be snow and the roads might be slippery?

      Thanks in advance for the advice!

      5 Answers Dec 7, 2011 at 12:40 AM
    • Baby panda

      by Jannette13 Online Now Aug 9, 2011 at 2:26 AM

      Went to chengdu in may 2011 held 9 month old baby panda anybody know her name? Thanks for any replies

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      Trip to Jiuzhaigou - Landslide

      by Chongnv Online Now Jul 12, 2011 at 8:28 PM

      We have planned to hired a car to Go to Jiuzhaigou by land on 23 August 2011 to view all sceneries on the way. Heard that the lanbdslide on the way to Jiuzhaigou from Chengdu. Is't serious and how will the sitiution by 23 August.

      3 Answers Jul 16, 2011 at 7:14 AM
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      Trip to Chengdu & Jiuzhaigou in August

      by Chongnv Online Now Jun 6, 2011 at 3:09 AM

      A family of 3 planned a trip to Chengdu & Jiuzhaigou in September.
      *5 days( 4 nights) should it enough to cover all the tourist spots in Chengdu & Jiuzhaigou or I should extend 1 more day for my trip.
      *How many days should I reserve for Jiuzhaigou.
      * Any good recemmendation for a trust worthy driver with car to tour around Chengdu & Jiuzhaigou .
      *Kunming will it worth to visit and how many days should I put aside for it.

      Hope to get advice from our VTmembers.

      6 Answers Jul 9, 2011 at 5:22 AM
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      Pandas & Valleys & Mountains, oh my!

      by SandiM Online Now Feb 7, 2011 at 11:55 AM

      Planning another trip to china in September 2011 with good ol' ma and the first-run draft of our itinerary has us in Huangshan for a couple night then a flight to Chengdu on the way to Pingyao (via TaiYuan airport). Heard Chengdu was close to some pretty amazing scenery which I know I gotta photograph. So, how many days will I ABSOLUTELY need to cover ONE of the 2 panda sanctuaries (just need to shoot them (with camera), not hold them, thanks!), Emeishan, Leshan Buddha, and oh let's throw in Jiuzhaigou, for good measure. Have I missed anything? I was going to stay 2 nights in Chengdu, so what can I cover in 1 full day from dawn to dusk if I try to hire a private car & guide (I'm sure it can be done, right?). Can I cover it all in 2 full days (dawn to dusk)? It's pretty crazy but that's how I travel, mach-9...Ideas?

      18 Answers Feb 20, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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      Any transport from Leshan direct to JiuZhaiGou?

      by TravelBugbites Online Now Jan 13, 2011 at 2:10 AM

      I'll stay a night at 峨眉山 for the sunrise. :)
      But i wonder is there any transport direct from 峨眉山 to Jiuzhaigou?
      is it a must to go back in Chengdu?

      Thanks for the info!!

      2 Answers Jan 13, 2011 at 5:53 PM
    • Planning a trip in 2011

      by urbanhunter Online Now Dec 30, 2010 at 5:21 AM

      When is the best time of year to visit Chengdu, especially to see Panda cubs if any have been born recently.
      Apart from the Panda Breeding Centre, what other must see sights are nearby?
      Thanks in advance for any top tips.

      4 Answers Jan 20, 2011 at 12:50 PM
    • 8 days in chengdu

      by keeganloo Online Now Dec 3, 2010 at 1:34 PM

      i arrived chengdu 4.1.11 to 11.1 (8 person).please advice me where is a intresting place to is ok my father to travel he is 73 year old i heard wheather is very cold.type of cloth to wear tq

      4 Answers Dec 8, 2010 at 5:51 PM
    • sichuan opera

      by aylanie Online Now Nov 20, 2010 at 1:59 PM

      what cost a visit to the sichuan opera? and how long take the show?

      2 Answers Nov 22, 2010 at 9:42 AM
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      Kangding & Luding

      by myspices Online Now Jul 23, 2010 at 2:30 AM

      I will be going to Kangding & Luding this mid of August. This is my itinerary :-

      D1 : Arrival Kangding from Emeishan in late afternoon. O/nite Kangding
      D2 : Kangding. Evening to Luding
      D3 : Luding/Moxi-Hailuogou National Glacier Forest Park. O/nite either Luding
      D4 : Early am..1st bus out back to Chengdu.

      Would appreciate if any VTers can help with the following:
      1) I am coming in from Emeishan and I understand from a VTer that there's no direct bus from Emei to either Kangding or Luding and i will need to go to Ya'an to connect. Should i go to Kangding 1st or Luding 1st from Ya'an?

      2) Since i do not have many days over in Kangding/Luding - what are the sights i should go for during these few days.

      3) Since it is August, am i able to see glaciers in Hailuogou?

      4) What about hot spring bath during August?? (is this a silly question?)

      Thanks much.

      3 Answers Jul 29, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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      Songpan to Sanxingdui to Dujiangyan

      by myspices Online Now Jul 15, 2010 at 1:56 AM

      My itinerary is such :-

      Juizaigou - Huanglong - Songpan - Sanxingdui - Dujiangyan - Chengdu

      I will be at Songpan do to day's trek and would like to leave for Sanxingdui the next morning as early as possible. I would appreciate if VTers can help me with some of the questions below :-

      1) Is there a bus from Songpan to Sanxingdui? - How long is the journey, the fare and timing of the bus?

      2) Is there a bus from Sanxingdui to Dujiangyan? - How long is the journey, the fare and timing of the bus?

      Thanks much.

      4 Answers Nov 10, 2010 at 1:44 AM
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      One day tour Leshan

      by Lunaina Online Now Apr 27, 2010 at 11:25 PM

      Is it easy to book a one day tour in Chengdu to go to Leshan, or can you go by bus,
      how long would it take and what will it cost? Can someone provide information??

      7 Answers Jul 16, 2010 at 1:22 AM