Can anyone advise me if it is possible to get a bus from Tongren to Lanzhou ? If so, what time, and how long is the trip ??
Please.. What is the easiest and fastest way to get to the park?
Any recommendations for travel agency or local guide who can pick me up at the train station of Zhangye and take me to the park?
Thanks for help
Planning to Xi'an, Lanzhou (Gansu Corridor), Jiayuguan (deserted sections of the Great Wall), and Dunhuang (Mogao Caves, Dunhuang Museum, Echoing-Sand Mountain, Camel Ride, Crescent Lake). Does anyone know if I need additional travel permits on top of the 3 months china tourist visa to visit these places? I'm planning to fly from Shangri-La to Xi'an and then take a train/bus from there to the other cities along the way to Dunhuang. Also, would a tour guide be necessary? I'd prefer traveling on my own but would still be fine with joining a tour group if that's the better way. Thanks!
Plan to visit the Yardang from Dunhuang, would like to know how long it takes to drive from Dunhaung?
we will be coming back from Lhasa by train and will get off at Lanzhou. And we planning to take a train to Tashkent.We plan to get Tibet Travel permit.Is the Tibet travel permit inough to entry to Lanzhou?
I am looking for a tour that goes to Jiayuguan in China, as well as Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. I am having trouble finding a tour that goes to all 3 places. Within China, I would also like it to go to Kashgar and maybe Turpan, but they all seem to go to these places, so I dont think that will be a problem. Im looking for a tour thats 2-3 weeks. Does anyone know of such a tour?
I am looking for some connections on studying herbal medicine in XiaHe. I have studied Chinese Herbal Medicine in the past and I am looking for some information or networking for studying with a teacher for a short time in northcentral or northwestern China.
Our current route is approximately Xining -- Huatugou -- Charklik (Ruoqiang) -- Hotan -- Karghilik (Yecheng) -- Yarkand (Shache) -- Kashgar -- Karakul -- Tashkurgan -- Kashgar -- Kuqa -- Yining (Sayram Lake) -- Bu'erjin -- Hanas Lake -- Tian Chi -- Urumqi -- Turpan -- Dunhuang -- Lanzhou. We're travelling in the month of July.
Does anyone have any personal recommendations for accommodation in any of these destinations? We could spend up to 200 RMB/night for a twin with ensuite, but of course trying to keep it way below that for most of the time. A standard of 100 RMB/night should be quite sufficient. To clarify, I have Lonely Planet 2005, Lonely Planet 2007 as well as Rough Guide 2005, and have looked through them. Guidebooks don't really have ALL the information, so personal recommendations would be very much appreciated. We already have a place to stay in Xining.
If you have the address and phone number that'd be enough, no particular need for email addresses! Thanks in advance. :)
I want to explore the fascinating & mystic Minle and surroundings located in gansu province of China. I would love to receive any type of information e.g geography,location,climate, how to reach there.
By till then
I am tentatively planning a camel trip this October from the Sanlongsha Yardan Formations to the Yardan Formations in Bayingol Prefecture in Xinjiang. About six days trip from Dunhuang.
Anyone interested in joining?
Can anyone help me out to find motorhome hire facilities in Dunhuang? and also wich season you consider best to travel there?
life is what happens to you while you´re busy making other plans. Lennon
Hi guys and gurls -
I have been living in Lanzhou for two months now and I am the only teacher at a small school, I am looking to meet up for ppl for a coffee or lunch or some-thing if any-ones interested e-mail me : firstname.lastname@example.org :P Or post a comment on my website kristytrip.com :P thanks for your time hope to hear from some-one soon
Trying to decide whether to include Dunhuang in China itinerary mid-April. I’ve read several reports by tourists of churlish treatment, individual travellers forced to wait until a group forms up, limited access to the caves, poor viewing conditions, etc. Has anyone been lately who could advise? I’m wondering, too, about the merits of other caves nearby, e.g. Yulin, Western Thousand Buddhas, etc.,. Maybe conditions are better there?
We group of 10 persons want to visit Gansu Sheng and adjoining areas in coming summer. We are fond of traveling. There are long, big and shining yellowish green area down small villages called Minle,Shunhua and Dunle on Google earth planet(38.06 -38.16 N & 101.01-101.14 E Elev 9000-9153 ft). It seems near Qilian mountains. It is at the border of Gansu Sheng & Qinghai Sheng provinces. This seems like rice, barley or mustard plantations, but could it be so large?. It looks lush shining green, evenly uniform well planned plantations. Could you please give us information on this ; what is this place, how big is it, its name and how to reach there.
I shall wait for your response
Hi VT friends,
Could anyone please let me know names of small villages on the border of Provinve of Gansu Sheng and Qinghai. I know a couple of them like Matisi, Dunle, Zhangmanzhai. Infact I plan to visit these in coming summer.
If any fellow VT member has experience it shall be valuable in giving me guidance. I watched long, big and shining green area down Zhangye,Shunhua and Dunle villages(38.06 -38.16 N & 101.01-101.14 E Elev 9153 ft)). It is at the border of Gansu Sheng & Qinghai Sheng provinces. This seems like rice or Rape plantations, but could it be so large?. Could you please give me some information on this ; what is this place, how big is it, its name.
Anyone could recommend me some cheap places to stay in Tianshui,Xiahe and Near the Monastery and what are the best places to go there???pls
Hiya,anyone could tell me how much it cost to travel from tianshui to xiahe by bus and how many hours does it takes???
We want to go from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan and after to Dunhuang. Some people said the road rom JIyuguan to Dunhuang is under construction and it's better to go back to Lanzhou by train and after take a plane to Dunhuang. Has anybody done this trip?
Hi I will be leaving Suzhou Changmen Hotel to Railway station. How long is the journey? Should I take bus or taxi? How much is the journey from the hotel to Railway station? When is the earliest train on 9/4? Look forward to your reply!
I'm just about to sign a contract to teach in Suzhou for a year. I've never been to China before except HK 3 decadesago. Looking to meet up with interesting people from around the before I arrive. I have lots of Questions. Also interested in meeting with people living in Shanghai to bulid up friendships so maybe we can visit each other. I;m a Cairns (in the tropica.One of the most beautiful places in the world) Nth Qld Aussie girl/woman. I'm alternative in mind and spirit and politcally Greens/not dizzy. I enjoy cards/ scrabble backgammon/swimming/ reading/films/the arts/travelling/ occassional raging/raving. Love to hear from any one out there Reg tropicalaussie
I am looking for an Indian or person/family from Indian sucontinent in Lanzhou. If you have any information regarding this please mail me. I am postdoctoral fellow at Lanzhou University, School of Life science. Also if you can tell me about the place where Indian Spices can be purchased, i shall be grateful b'cos i need these things badly.
The famous museum in Lanzhou - possibly the only reason for visiting - is closed for renovations, but until when? I heard November 2004 from one person and February 2005 from another. Any news? Why don't the authorities advertise that it is closed?
I have to join Lanzhou university as Postdoctoral Fellow. I would like to know that how much RMB will be sufficient to sustain a two person familiy if accomodation is free of cost. I an a vegetarian and occasionaly take Non veg food. Is vegetarian food available. I am going to get 1600RMB per month. Is it sufficient???
Hi, I'm thinking of going to live and work in Lanzhou soon and I wonder if you can offer any thoughts on the life and environment there. For example, just how bad is the atmospheric pollution there? Do you have any other comments on life there? Thanks for your help Allun
Anybody staying in or planning a stay in Gansu (China) area in September? Oystein from Oslo look for to get in touch. Kind regards, Oystein