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    • Guilin 3 Full Days Tour plan

      Guilin 3 hours ago

      Hi I am visiting Guilin form 2nd - 5th May. My return flight is on 5th May morning.
      So I have total of only 3 days to see most of Guilin (2nd, 3rd and 4th May).

      I have made two hotel bookings. One at Dazhai Village (2-4 May) and another in Guilin (near Guilin Railway Station) 4th-5th May.

      Could you please kindly suggest a preferable itinerary for 3 days Guilin visit? How much does a cab cost to book for 3 days from airport pickup, 3 day tour and airport drop?

      Does below makes any sense
      Day1
      Arrive at Guilin
      Guilin City tour
      Drive/Train/Bus to Dazhai, Longsheng

      Day2
      Longsheng Rice Terraces
      Nearby attractions

      Day3
      Early check out
      Drive to Yangshuo
      Li River, other attractions
      Drive to Guilin

      Day4
      Drive/Bus/Train to Airport

      Please share your tips. Thanks in advance.

      Regards,
      Ann

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    • Guilin 3 Full Days Tour plan

      Dazhai 3 hours ago

      Hi I am visiting Guilin form 2nd - 5th May. My return flight is on 5th May morning.
      So I have total of only 3 days to see most of Guilin (2nd, 3rd and 4th May).

      I have made two hotel bookings. One at Dazhai Village (2-4 May) and another in Guilin (near Guilin Railway Station) 4th-5th May.

      Could you please kindly suggest a preferable itinerary for 3 days Guilin visit? How much does a cab cost to book for 3 days from airport pickup, 3 day tour and airport drop?

      Does below makes any sense
      Day1
      Arrive at Guilin
      Guilin City tour
      Drive/Train/Bus to Dazhai, Longsheng

      Day2
      Longsheng Rice Terraces
      Nearby attractions

      Day3
      Early check out
      Drive to Yangshuo
      Li River, other attractions
      Drive to Guilin

      Day4
      Drive/Bus/Train to Airport

      Please share your tips. Thanks in advance.

      Regards,
      Ann

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    • Closest decent clean hotel to Kunming train station

      Kunming Apr 19, 2015 at 9:41 PM

      Hi all,
      Would appreciate advise on which hotel is closest to the Kunming train station. I am travelling with my 10 year old, and will be by train from Lijiang, arriving in the morning at around 6am. My flight to KUL is at 1740 same day.

      Any advice as to which hotel would be good for us. Thanks

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      taxi to qiaotou for Tiger Leaping Gorge

      Yunnan Sheng Apr 6, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      Hi,
      What's a reasonable price for getting a taxi from Lijiang (Shuhe old.town specifically) to Qiaotou for the start of the tiger leaping gorge trail?

      I've been told numbers ranging from 50rmb per person to 500rmb in total.. So am a bit hewildered!

      Secondly I hear that many travellers choose to take the bus from lijiang bus station instead. Whilst we (3 of us) are willing to pay up to 200rmb for the cab, does anyone know the bus timetable in the early morning around 9-10am?

      Thanks so much.

      Katie

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    • transfer from Hefei to huangshan

      Huangshan Mar 31, 2015 at 8:37 PM

      I would like to share the cost of a car from Hefei to Huangshan and back . Dates april 21 &28

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    • is it better to stay in Hong Kong or Shenzhen?

      Shenzhen 6 hours ago

      Hi We are coming to Hong Kong for 8 days, my question is is it worth it to break it up and spend a few nights in Shenzhen for the shopping or should we just commute? From what I remember on our last trip, (we only spent a day in Shenzhen) it was exhausting and we only went in one shopping building which had multiple floors. Is there any other shopping besides that one building and is it worth it to stay for a few days as opposed to just going for a day. Basically what I would like to know is there more than just that one building for shopping? I know the prices were much lower than in Hong Kong and since this is mainly a shopping trip I'm curious to know what others think if it's worth our while spending a few days there. Thanks.

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    • Kunming to Yuanyang, then to Dali and Lijiang

      Kunming Apr 18, 2015 at 3:05 AM

      I plan to travel from Kunming to Yuanyang, stay there 2 days, then travel to Dali (bypass Kunming), then to Lijiang. Finally back to Kunming before heading home. Total in 9 days. Any suggestion? Where to stay in these places? I am budget traveller.

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    • Travel route

      Shenzhen Apr 18, 2015 at 2:34 AM

      How to i go to Window of the world from Coastal city?

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    • taxi from Tongren airport to Fenghuang

      Fenghuang Apr 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

      Does Anyone know how much a taxi from Tongren airport to Fenghuang would cost?

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    • China in July - September

      China Apr 10, 2015 at 8:03 AM

      Hey,

      My friend and I want to travel china in July - September (not quite sure in which month exactly).
      We are worried about the heat and the rain.
      Do you think it is possible to travel during this time of the year or would we be held by the weather?

      Is it recommended to stick to a particular part of China during these months?

      Thanks a lot!

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      Shanghai, China April 4, 2015

      Shanghai Apr 3, 2015 at 6:57 PM

      In less than 48 hours, we will be in Shanghai, China. Will we need heavy winter coats? We will be coming from Bangkok, Thailand. Is there a place where we can purchase the local sim card at Pudong Airport? Many thanks VTers!!!!

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

      China Mar 27, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      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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    • Guide for Chengdu & Leshan

      Chengdu Apr 10, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      Myself, my wife and our two kids (19 & 21) will be in Chengdu for around 5 days end June 2015.
      Want to see main attractions Panda, Giant Buddha, Mt Emei,.. and enjoy rural side. Just discovered that car hire isn't available for non Chinese.
      Anyone know what cost of car & english speaking driver would be per day excluding admission fees etc.
      Thanks

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      Transportation from Qufu to Qingdao

      Qufu Apr 4, 2015 at 9:26 PM

      I do not know what mode of transport to take from Qufu to Qingdao. Train station appears to be located far away from the city centre where we are staying. So the alternative - coach or bus, but from where and how many hours of travel? Can you help with some advice? Thanks.

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    • longmen caves to shaolin temple

      Luoyang Apr 14, 2015 at 8:56 PM

      Is anyone know how to get to these places with public transport?

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      Is advance high speed train ticket necessary for GZ to Guilin?

      Guangzhou Apr 13, 2015 at 3:46 AM

      I'm planning to travel next month so is wondering how far in advance (days/hours) do I need to get the ticket? I know the high speed train depart from the south station but can I buy the ticket in advance from the other main train station in GZ?

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      Shanghai, China April 4, 2015

      Shanghai Apr 3, 2015 at 7:09 PM

      In less than 48 hours, we will be in Shanghai, China. Will we need heavy winter coats? We will be coming from Bangkok, Thailand. Is there a place where we can purchase the local sim card at Pudong Airport? Many thanks VTers!!!!

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      Airlines to China

      China Apr 6, 2015 at 7:50 PM

      Would like to fly to China in September either from Vancouver or San Francesco, and suggestions on best airline. Would be flying economy.. Will land in either Beijing or Shanghai, having made final plans yet.. Want to see both cities and as much as we can see in 5 weeks. I assume we would travel by either train or air while in China. Perhaps if someone could point me in the right direction regarding travel within the country would also be very helpful.
      Thanks
      rick m

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      China practicalities

      China Mar 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM

      I want to consider a tour of Chna in 2016.
      i am a seasoned backpacker and would like to visit the major sights and cities such as:
      Beijing,Shanghai,Xian etc
      Is travelling in China doable for someone unable to read Mandarin?
      Do EU citizens nead a visa?

      Thanks Ian

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      Can we tour without a guide.

      Beijing Apr 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM

      We are arranging a Beijing/Xian trip for June 15. Would we be safe or have language problems if we organised our own Hotels and Tours? Mike and Liep...

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    • Lockers available in Chongqing Airport?

      by sfolkersen Online Now Feb 1, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      We are flying in from Europe and have a transfer flight in Chongqing airport 8 hours later, so was thinking to lock in our luggage and go see the city..
      Do anybody know if there are lockers in the airport ?

      Appreciate any advice.

      1 Answer Feb 1, 2014 at 7:38 AM
    • Private van day trip to Wulong and Dazu.

      by theep4992 Online Now Nov 3, 2013 at 12:15 AM

      Anyone can advise me with 7 pax plan to have a day trip to Wulong and another day to Dazu
      by private van ,better with 15 seater mini van, how much and service provider address.
      Thankl you so much.
      Thee P.
      Bangkok

    • Overnight sleeper from chongqing to xian

      by 2004francesp Online Now Feb 26, 2013 at 12:15 PM

      how soon can we book train tickets for overnight sleeper train to Xian from chongqing. We are a large party who will need to book 4 or 5 soft sleeper cabins on 2nd April

      2 Answers Mar 28, 2013 at 10:57 AM
    • Seek advice on my future journey to Chongqing and Three Gorges

      by dan313 Online Now Dec 13, 2010 at 12:22 AM

      i plan to go to chongqing and three gorges. i do not know whether i should find a local travel service in chongqing or not, such as Meiyatravel.com. what should i do?

      4 Answers Apr 21, 2011 at 11:06 PM
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      Dazu Caves - Buddha

      by Lunaina Online Now May 2, 2010 at 11:49 PM

      We will be in Chongqing in september and want to go to Dazu Caves/Buddha,

      I've found a lot of info on the web, but I cannot find if you can go by bus,

      I think we need to book a tour?? Does someone know a good travel agency where I can book this trip, or a tip on how you visited Dazu from Chongqing? Look forward to your replies.

      4 Answers Sep 21, 2010 at 12:44 AM
    • To / From Wulong from Chongqing

      by mommymomo Online Now Apr 7, 2010 at 3:31 AM

      Sorry for the glitch in my last post. The place I want to go to is in Wulong County, widely known as the "Three Natural Bridges" (tian-keng-san-qiao).

      6 Answers Apr 15, 2010 at 11:37 PM
    • To / Fro Wulong from Chongqing

      by mommymomo Online Now Apr 7, 2010 at 3:27 AM

      Hello. I will be going to Chongqing in early May and would like to visit the 武隆天龙天坑. Please can someone advise if it is better to take a bus or hire a car for the day trip? How does anyone do it?

      Thanks!

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      if I want to take the cruise down to Yichang, do I need to visit sichuan in may or june?

      by 9tigers Online Now Apr 1, 2010 at 6:52 PM

      I want to see if I can take the cruise to Yichang, then take the train to ZhangJiaJe.. not sure if may is a better time to go?

      6 Answers Nov 9, 2010 at 8:41 PM
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      how do I find good cruise down from CHongQing to WuHan,

      by 9tigers Online Now Apr 1, 2010 at 11:35 AM

      1) is there web site where I can check it out, chinese web site is ok, I just do not know how to find it.

      2) can I easily get the ticket once I arrive in CHongQing?

      3) when is the good time to visit, over all, april? when it is not too hot or cold and not a lot of ppl

      ty

      3 Answers Apr 1, 2010 at 2:08 PM
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      Three Gorges Cruise - good experience anyone?

      by RusskiPower Online Now Sep 25, 2007 at 2:09 PM

      I hear very mixed reviews about the much hyped Yangtze River Cruise. Is it really what's it's cracked up to be? Anyone has a positive experience?

      6 Answers Sep 27, 2007 at 7:49 PM
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      Where to get a nice and cheap violin in Chongqing?

      by Brendela Online Now Jul 26, 2007 at 4:24 AM

      I'll be in Chongqing in Dec for a few days. I want to get a good violin for intermediate to advanced use. I heard that Guangzhou is the wholesale place that manufactures the country's violins but I won't be visiting Quangzhou at all. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to get a good violin at a cheap price in Chongqing? If yes, where should I go down to? Are there specific luthier workshops that I can visit instead of buying from music stores which tend to sell relatively expensive? Thanks.

      3 Answers Nov 9, 2008 at 8:00 PM
    • Lockers or Left Luggage Counter Available?

      by tanby Online Now Mar 12, 2007 at 4:22 PM

      We'll be arriving Chongqing Train Station for my onward bus journey to Dazu. As we intend to stay only 1 night in Dazu, we do not want to lug all our belongings along.

      Are there any 'left luggage' counter or lockers available at the Train Station or the Long Distance Bus Station? I understand that both are next to each other.

      Appreciate any advice.

      5 Answers Nov 9, 2008 at 8:02 PM
    • Train tickets from Xian to Chongqing

      by tanby Online Now Jan 3, 2007 at 4:41 AM

      I understand the train from Xian to Chongqing, originates from Lhasa.

      Is it difficult to get "soft sleepers" in the month of August?

      Is this train always full?

      Appreciate your replies.

      5 Answers Nov 23, 2008 at 6:50 PM
    • Which is better......

      by tanby Online Now Jan 1, 2007 at 6:16 PM

      Hi...

      I'm B Y, new member hoping to learn more here.

      Planning to travel to China in August and Chongqing is part of the travel.

      1. Which shore excursion is better, Shennong Stream or Less Three Gorges?

      2. Visit to Dazu Grottoes, stay overnight in Chongqing, travel next morning or go direct to Dazu, visit early next morning? Arriving CQ early afternoon.


      Appreciate any comments. Details will be good.

      8 Answers Nov 23, 2008 at 6:55 PM
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      river cruise

      by rifatkiral Online Now Jul 24, 2006 at 1:02 PM

      What about the ships, Cabins?

      3 Answers Nov 23, 2008 at 6:57 PM
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      Zoo and Yangtze River Cruise

      by tarced Online Now Jun 25, 2006 at 3:20 PM

      Hi VTers!
      We were hoping to visit the Chongqing Zoo, but need to know the hours of operation. We will be there on a Monday.

      We were also wondering about the state of the Three Gorges - our cruise is already booked (we leave 11 July) so we hope that we will be able to see some of their beauty.

      Thank you in advance for your reply!

      tarced

      4 Answers Nov 23, 2008 at 7:00 PM
    • YAYCQ (Yet Another Yangtze Cruise Question)

      by Brian&Sally Online Now May 21, 2006 at 11:41 PM

      Hello VTers,

      We are considering doing one of the cruises in early July (because that's when we'll be there; it'd be a bit silly to do a cruise when we're not there. But I digress...) and are just curious about the state of the river. Are the gorges still "worth" seeing or are we better off spending our time elsewhere? On the one hand, the cruises aren't cheap, we're not the sort of travellers who would ordinarily do a cruise, and we have limited time in China on this trip. On the other hand, we'll never get to see the gorges again before they're fully flooded, so it's now or never and even if there are better places (eg Yangshou) they'll still be there for later trips.

      So we're prepared to do the cruise even if it's not what it used to be, but there's that nagging doubt that at the end of it we'll think "well, we enjoyed a couple of hours of that cruise but the rest was a bust". Then again, once it's gone it's gone... aaarrgh indecisions indecisions

      If we *do* go there we only have a choice of two ships because of our travel dates, the 'Oriental Emperor' and 'Yangtze Paradise'. Any opinions on these two cruisers?

      And finally, we've read a forum tip about buying your tickets at the docks themselves rather than through an agency for big savings. Unfortunately we'll arrive in Chongqing the day before the boat "leaves" (that is, boarding is scheduled for that evening and physically departing the next morning) and that would be cutting it too fine to risk booking it that way. Any recommendations on good reliable tour companies that we could book with?

      Thanks for making it all the way to the end of this post! :)

      6 Answers Jul 5, 2006 at 3:58 AM
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      Need furnished apartment for 3 months close to BaiHe road Nanping

      by MrAllen1 Online Now May 9, 2006 at 8:32 PM

      My home won't be finished built so I need to rent an apartment close to BaiHe Road Nanping, for my wife and I. Can anyone help? Thanks-Allen

      1 Answer May 30, 2006 at 4:55 PM
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      How Much Money

      by MrAllen1 Online Now Apr 29, 2006 at 9:50 PM

      I'm a US citizen. How much money can I take into China leagally?

      6 Answers Nov 9, 2008 at 8:05 PM
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      Chongqing Weather

      by MrAllen1 Online Now Apr 8, 2006 at 4:56 PM

      Many people say Chongqing is very, very hot in the summer. How would it compare to the weather in Florida USA? Florida is very hot and humid, is Chongqing the same or hotter because it is inland and not near the ocean. I only ask about Florida because that is where I live now. Our summer days average is 33.3C or 92 degrees F....

      5 Answers Jun 30, 2006 at 7:54 AM
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      River tour info

      by beaverk Online Now Mar 20, 2006 at 6:58 PM

      I am actually doing research for a fiction story idea where part of the story unfolds in Chongqing. I am trying to find out whether there are any docks in the city itself where a person can board either a short tour boat, a river crossing boat, or a longer trek cruise ship? Thanks

      4 Answers Apr 17, 2006 at 11:09 PM
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      The Yuan

      by MrAllen1 Online Now Mar 13, 2006 at 3:17 PM

      Any idea how stable the Yuan is going to be in the next year to five years?

      2 Answers Mar 15, 2006 at 9:55 AM
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      Flying to Chongqing need help

      by MrAllen1 Online Now Feb 23, 2006 at 5:17 AM

      Hello Group
      My wife Yuzhen is from Chongqing and she speaks Chinese but only a little English. I am American. Soon I will send her to Chongqing cause we buy a house there. Now we live in Florida so she will have to change planes in New Jersey. I will send a letter with her for someone to help her change terminals and find her right flight but still I am concerned. Do you have any suggestions please?

      2 Answers Feb 26, 2006 at 1:47 AM
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      coming to Chongqing in February 2006

      by bengolden Online Now Jan 8, 2006 at 11:31 AM

      Hi everyone! I have several questions regarding banking and packing regarding my stay in Chongqing. I'll be teaching in China and making money, so I wanted to know the following if anyone can give me any tips...

      1) Can I transfer the money I make In Chongqing to my American bank accounts? If so, what is the typical cost of doing so? How do I do it? I have payments to make while I'm abroad and I'd like to make sure I can do it.

      2) Can I easily withdraw money from my checking/debit card in Chongqing?

      3) Can I use my credit cards?

      4) I need to take a 7 months supply of my medication with me...will I be stopped or run into any problems in the airports by having so much medication in my luggage?

      5) What do you suggest I pack before heading to Chongqing such as toiletries not available there? Does anyone suggest I bring a lot of clothes or just buy more clothes when I get there? I know the brands differ, but how expensive are most clothes in Chongqing?

      6) What are some of the top things that you wish people had told you to pack and what are some of the top things you wish you had known before going to Chongqing?

      7) Lastly, I know the climate in Chongqing is very hot and humid. Is this a very uncomfortable place to live when it comes to climate?

      If anyone has any other tips regarding banking or packing in general then that would be most appreciated. Sorry for all the questions, but if anyone could help me out that would be great...thanks!!!

      5 Answers Aug 8, 2006 at 10:10 PM
    • Yangtze in February

      by superscot Online Now Dec 15, 2005 at 10:08 AM

      Hi

      I'm hoping to visit Chongquin in mid February but can't find out much information about Yangtze trips then. The only boat that I can find that is running is the Victoria Cruises ship - once a week.

      Are there any others running then (don't have to be 5* cruise ships). Details and web links would be great. Should I book before I arrive or can I book at in CQ? Any idea of costs?

      Many thanks

      1 Answer Nov 23, 2008 at 7:04 PM
    • Yangtze in February

      by superscot Online Now Dec 15, 2005 at 9:17 AM

      Hi

      I'm hoping to visit Chongquin in mid February but can't find out much information about Yangtze trips then. The only boat that I can find that is running is the Victoria Cruises ship - once a week.

      Are there any others running then (don't have to be 5* cruise ships). Details and web links would be great. Should I book before I arrive or can I book at in CQ? Any idea of costs?

      Many thanks

      3 Answers Dec 31, 2005 at 11:16 PM
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      Nan'an District Chongqing China

      by MrAllen1 Online Now Dec 6, 2005 at 3:45 AM

      I'm going to the Nan'an district in Chongqing. Where can I find information and some pictures of the area. Thank you for your help...Allen

      5 Answers Apr 16, 2006 at 12:22 PM
    • half a day in chongqing

      by lonnieg Online Now Nov 1, 2005 at 9:36 AM

      Hi,
      i have half a day to spare in chongqing after getting off a cruise and before i catch my flight.
      does anyone have any suggestions of how best to pass the time? is there anything that should definitely do?
      also, is there anywhere i could leave my luggage while i do this?
      thanks a lot in advance for all your help,
      Kind regards,
      Gavin.

      1 Answer Nov 23, 2008 at 7:19 PM
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      Rock Carvings of Dazu

      by nepalgoods Online Now Oct 18, 2005 at 1:05 PM

      I did not find Dazu as a location on VT. So: where is Dazu? I would like to build an extra Dazu-page on VT.

      Thanks

      6 Answers Nov 23, 2008 at 7:31 PM
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      coming to chongqing

      by yeoth Online Now Sep 6, 2005 at 10:47 PM

      Hi folks, my name is yeoth, a new memeber.I'm planning to come chongqing and need tips and suggestion about this part of china.Though I have been to beijing n shanghai (the modern chinese cities)I'm not sure chongqing is the same (or very different?)September or October is the better month to travel?(or no difference?). What kind of weather to expect? which part of the city should I book my hotel?(reasonable rate). Are the local friendly? Hopefully, to meet a local where I can know more about Chongqing.It would be nice if someone can speak English as my chinese is fairly poor. What are the 'must see n do' there? Days need to cover enough of chongqing(I mean those 'must see' places... hopefully they are not very far apart from each other.)What is the mode of transport when travelling to those places? Any tips and suggestion will be very very very much appreciated.Thanks

      Regards
      yeoth

      3 Answers Sep 7, 2005 at 9:37 PM