I have a flight from Chongqing to Lijiang at 12:40 am, I would like to know if there are buses in the morning starting at 07:00 am, from Dazu to Chongqing. Thank you very much for the help!
can i get the train ticket to hanoi the day i arrive in nanning? expected to be arrived in nanning in early morning. Thanks
I will visit Hangzhou about 5 days next month. During my stay I would like to go to see the place where many films were shot. Could we go to hengdian visit the place and come back to HZ in one day ? Or we should stay overnight , but what do we do after the area is closed.
How do we go from H.Z ? Wher do we take the bus ?
I plan to return to England this summer where I'll need to do a CRB/DBS check. I hear it can be hard to get if a person has been out of the UK for a while. Has anyone had a CRB/DBS check recently in the UK or does anyone know if I can maybe get a letter from the police in China to prove I don't have any criminal convictions here in China that might help my CRB/DBS check along.
I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this, but my friend and I are students from New Zealand and we're travelling to Nepal and Tibet in Late June to Mid July. We will be doing our own thing in Nepal but we will travel with a tour guide/company in Tibet. We're looking at touring with the Tibetan Owned company Snow Lion. We would like like to travel in a group, to reduce costs but to also meet new friends.
We're interested in the tour Himalayan Journey and we're just wondering if any of you would like to join us on our Tibetan adventure?
If you have any questions please ask :)
Day 1: Arrive in Lhasa 3658m
Welcome to Lhasa! Transfer to your hotel and get settled.
Day 2: Lhasa
In the morning, visit the Potala Palace, the greatest monumental structure in all of Tibet. The Potala is 13 stories high and holds countless treasures in its many rooms. Built in 637 AD, the Potala has been home to the Dalai Lama lineage for more than a thousand years. Also visit the Jokhang Temple, which is located in Barkhor square in Lhasa. The Barkhor is a famous shopping street filled with goods and souvenirs from Tibet, Nepal, and India. Pilgrims from all over Tibet visit the Barkhor to pray in front of the Jokhang. From the roof of the monastery you will have a view of prostrating pilgrims. Afterwards, explore the old Tibetan quarter. Walk through the market and stop to sip sweet tea at a traditional teahouse.
Day 3: Lhasa
Visit the Norbulingka, the summer palace of the Dalai Lama. Explore the grounds, which include gardens, fountains, and a small zoo. Afterwards, visit Sera monastery, where you can watch monks debate in the courtyard. If you enjoy hiking, walk the hour-long circumambulation path around the monastery complex.
Day 4: Lhasa
Visit Drepung, one of the three most famous monasteries in Lhasa. Drepung is located just outside Lhasa on Gambo Utse Mountain. Once home to as many as 10,000 monks, the enormous monastic complex is the site of many prayer halls, dormitories, and temples. Just below the monastery is the Nechung temple, the former home of the state oracle. Afterwards, visit Ramoche, a small monastery located in the city center. If time allows, explore the alleys of the Tibetan quarter and visit traditional workshops and handicraft stores.
Day 5: Lhasa – Gyantse 3950m, 268km, 5.5 hours
Beginning your adventure in the Himalayas, drive to Gyantse. Along the way cross over the Kamba-La (4794m) and the Karo-La passes (5010m), which boast spectacular views. After Kamba-La, arrive at Yamdrok Lake, a holy turquoise-colored lake with stunning scenery. Stay the night in Gyantse.
Day 6: Gyantse – Shigatse 3836m, 90km, 1.5 hours
In the morning, visit the Pelkor Chode Kumbum and Gyantse Monastery followed by a two hour drive to Shigatse. Here, see the giant Buddha in the famous Tashilhunpo monastery. Time allowing, join pilgrims in walking the long circumambulation path around the monastery, or explore the city streets. Spend the night in Shigatse.
Day 7: Shigatse – Shegar (New Tingri) 4500m, 240km, 4 hours
In the morning, drive to Shegar (4350m) over Tso-La pass (4500m) and Gyatso-La pass (5252m). On the way, if time allows, make an excursion to visit Sakya Monastery (4280m). Sakya Monastery is unique because of its medieval Mongolian architecture. Walk up the kora path alongside the monastery to see the ruins of the older buildings, from which you can see great views of the monastery and surrounding valley. In the afternoon arrive in Shegar. Visit Shegar Monastery or climb up the ruins of Shegar Dzong for beautiful views. Overnight in Shegar.
Day 8: Shegar – Rongbuk Monastery 5000m – Everest Base Camp 5250m, 100km, 8 hours
After passing through scenic valleys and driving over rocky mountains, you will reach Rongbuk Monastery, where you will have a fabulous view of Mt. Everest. Rongbuk monastery is the highest monastery in the world. Rongbuk Monastery to Everest is about 8km, and along the way there are spectacular views of the world’s tallest mountain. You can either take a two-hour hike or ride a bus to Everest Base Camp. Stay the night in a warm yak-hair tent guesthouse run by a Tibetan family. (Alternative accommodation: Rongbuk Monastery Guesthouse)
Note: During the off-season, buses do not run and the tent guesthouses are closed.
Day 9: Everest Base Camp – Nepal border (Zhangmu) 2300m, 240km, 10 hours
You will see spectacular Himalayan ranges along the way to Nepal border. Once at the border, cross over, pass through immigration and continue on to Kathmandu, or return to Lhasa.
Good day all, i here have few question is there have any good place or attractive place to recommend to visit for backpacker traveling within 2 days at shanghai? and is there and reasonable price accommodation around? Kindly advise. Hope to get your all feedback soon. Thanks
Could you please tell me where I could purchase high quality (true) imported pipe smoking tobacco in Guangzhou? Thank you very much.
Seven years ago, I was shown aroung China by two delightful female students while I was researching a children's book. Unfortunately i have lost their details and would love to be back in contact again. If that rings a bell with anyone, please get in touch.
Hi, I am thinking of visiting Beijing/China end of March or first week of April, what kind of weather do I expect? Early spring? Temperature around 10 - 15 degree C? Need advice. Thanks
Do I have to get a tour guide to travel in Tibet China? I can't go alone?
I am planning a trip to Beijing for 4-5 days with my parents and sister. We are looking for a driver can be taxi or private car, Is there any recommendation? Appreciate your feedback.
Where can I buy a winter coat in Tongliao?
When was Confucius born in ancient China?
I prepare my hike to the Great Wall and I wonder if it is best to start in Jinshanling or Simatai West. Is the cable car in Simatai in operation?
If we start in Jinshanling, is there a nice path to get down at Simatai?
Hi, I need a place to do laundry near wangfujing. Anyone done that?
I will be arriving on 14th March 2014 at 1645(4.45pm) by Air Asia. Is there any bus that I can take from the airport to Quilin and the last departure time? If not, which bus station must I go to and bus schedule? If it is too late to take the bus, any budget hotel near the bus station? How much is the bus ticket cost and how long it takes to reach Quilin? Thanks
What would you suggest to be the best way to get around in Shanghai with a group of 4 adults and 2 children (3 & 4.5)? I'm mainly afraid of getting separated. And would the 3 year old need a stroller to get around? Can you also suggest housing please, close to the city center?
Have you traveled to Fuyang?
Last time in Macau I took a ferry across the border. This time I want to catch the high speed train to Shunde, I believe the new Zhuhai Gongbei train station is near the border crossing, would this be easily accesible from the ferry terminal or best to use the border crossing by foot. Can anyone help with directions.
I currently live in Shenyang Liaoning province..am looking for basketball club so as I can go trainings... plese help me with the address.
Looking for expats living & working in Luoyang!
I want to study Mandarin in Shanghai for two months this summer and am looking for a Chinese language school there. I want to progress as much as possible within those two months, so I am looking for a serious school, with good teachers and curriculum. I would also need help with accommodation and visa etc. as this will be my first trip to China.
(Sorry if my English is not good, I speak French)
I've tried everywhere to look for information about bus or train going from Shanghai to Chaohu but I can not find anything :(
I've found information on flights but as it's only 5 hours drive from Shanghai, I would consider the train and the bus.
Does anyone know about the bus and the train? Schedule and price?
June 27th I'm doing Shanghai to Chaohu in the afternoon
June 29th Going back to Shanghai early in the morning
Thank you so much in advance
latest advisory please for british nationals visiting Shenzhen? can we still obtain visa upon arrival from HK airport at LuoHu border?
we plan to travel on 05mar14
i am getting confused as there are so many conflicting informations on the internet.
I will be traveling to Guilin alone next week and I only have 6 days.
My itinerary is as below:
Day 1 - Arrive at Guilin. Take bus to Longsheng. Overnight at Longsheng.
Day 2 - Travel back to Guilin by bus. Overnight at Guilin.
Day 3 - Travel to Yongshou by boat. Overnight at Yongshou.
Day 4 - Travel back to Guilin by bus. Overnight at Guilin.
Day 5 - Free and easy at Guilin.
Day 6 - Depart.
Would like to know how can I get to Yangshuo from Guilin by boat and back to Guilin by bus. How much are the fares?
I know there are quite a number of buses travel from Guilin to Longsheng every 30 mins. What about from Longsheng back to Guilin? What's the schedule for the buses back to Guilin.
I'm running short of time.
Hope to hear from you guys soon.
Thanks in advance!! Cheers!!
hi, i am travelling in shanghai now, as my flight out of china is 5 days from now.
after i watch a youtube video youtube.com/watch?v=676iZDfg...
i'm keen to travel yangshuo china and experience the li river cruise
if i fly to guilin airport, stay in yangshuo for 1 day and then back to shanghai, will this worth it ?
How late do the express buses run from Yangshuo to Guilin? Want to catch the Impression Sanjie Liu and then return to Guilin.Sow starts at 8 in mid Feb...thanks
Hi just wondering if anyone has taken any of the buses between Xian and Guangyuan and Jiuzhaigou - and also buses out to Songpan and down to Ma'erjang and Danba that back way to Chengdu...
would anyone know not to recommend to take those buses through mountainous areas in winter in case the driver is useless enough to drive off the side of a mountain (expats here in Xian are saying they hear of bus accidents and that there are a lot of bus accidents that are not reported either - and that it would be best to fly which means flying from Xian to Chengdu and Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou).
thanks in case anyone has done these routes (theyre in the lonely Planet guidebook too)
and what those roads really are like?
my bus from Jianshui over the mountains to Nansha was skidding on the muddy road and the driver didnt seem to be aware of the need to slow down and i was scared enough to envisage we were going to skid and plunge over those mountain sides.
I will be travelling to Guangzhou mid of April. Backpacking/budget travel for 4 nights 3 days. I have no specific itinerary yet besides Guangzhou Zoo, as I will be lodging around this area (Tianhe District). Any other places worth visiting that are reachable on foot or within walking distance?
Also, any advice on the cheapest and/or convenient way to travel to Zhangmutou from Guangzhou? Is it a place worth visiting by the way? My family's ancestors are said to be from this place, so I wonder if I should go there to have a look.
If anyone foreign traveller needs a travel buddy, I am Chinese literate and conversant in English, so I may be of great help and fun to travel with :)
Someone told me that, China has operated a project, as far this projects concern its about the foreigners who wants to live in Kashgar, the project name is Guangzhou metro city, which chinese government wants to start in Kashgar. Would anyone give me some information about that?