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      train border crossing time

      Nanning Jul 4, 2014 at 8:05 PM

      My vietnam visa states I can enter on the 17th. I want to take the train departing Nanning to Hanoi on the 16th with a border crossing around midnight (17th). Will I be ok if I am at the border 30 minutes early or will I have to wait around until midnight? If anyone has any experience of this I would be grateful.
      Cheers, Simon

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    • Job in China

      Guangxi Zhuangzu Zizhiqu Jul 4, 2014 at 4:03 AM

      I've been offered a teaching position in Yizhou, Guangxi province from September for 5 months. I'm concerned about the heat and humidity and possible air pollution. Would this be a problem?

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      Buy Sim card in Guilin airport

      by anoum Online Now May 24, 2014 at 7:57 PM

      Hi, where can I buy a local sim card in Guiin airport? What is the best package for local calls, that is within Guilin-Yangshuo-Longsheng area? TQ.

      2 Answers May 28, 2014 at 9:46 PM
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      Is there a direct shuttle from Guilin airport to Yangshuo now?

      by anoum Online Now May 12, 2014 at 11:08 PM

      I have been looking at info on the internet and I saw someone who said there is now a shuttle from Guilin airport to Yangshuo. It was posted in 2011. But I also saw people who said there isn't. Anyone who can confirm this, please?
      TQ.

      15 Answers Jun 4, 2014 at 4:37 AM
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      Advice for itinerary

      by anoum Online Now May 5, 2014 at 8:19 AM

      Please advise on my planned itinerary.

      3 June Arrive Guilin late morning. Check-in hostel. Afternoon sightseeing n Guiin. Suggestion?

      Evening - check out night market.

      4 June Yangshuo - rafting, cycling, Impression show
      5 June Back to Guilin in late afternoon. Suggestion of what I can do for a few hours till dark?
      6-7 June Sanjiang - Covered bridge and drum tower
      8 June Back to Guilin. Last minute shopping.
      9 June Home

      11 Answers May 16, 2014 at 1:30 AM
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      Impression Sanjie Liu

      by anoum Online Now May 5, 2014 at 7:18 AM

      Will the show run if the weather is rainy? If it doesn't, do we get a refund on the same night? TQ!

      1 Answer May 11, 2014 at 6:42 PM
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      Heard of Tatang or a place called something like that in Guangxi?

      by anoum Online Now May 5, 2014 at 7:12 AM

      Someone recommended I visit a place he called Tar Tang. But online search turned up nothing. The nearest I got is Tatang. Anyone who knows this place?

      2 Answers May 17, 2014 at 2:09 AM
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      Difference between Longsheng rice fields and Yuanyang rice fields

      by anoum Online Now May 4, 2014 at 1:54 AM

      Hi, I visited Yuanyang rice fields in Dec when there was only water in the fields. This June, I will be visiting Guilin and initially thought of visiting Longsheng rice fields but I have read that during this time, the rice fields will only have water. So I am thinking of skipping the trip since it may just look like Yuanyang. Any opinion from people who have visited both before, please?

      5 Answers May 5, 2014 at 7:09 AM
    • Guilin, Longsheng to Yangshou

      by chewy1203 Online Now Feb 10, 2014 at 2:34 AM

      hey guys,

      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!!

      5 Answers Feb 16, 2014 at 2:29 AM
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      Titanic 3D Video

      by ilovehospitality Online Now Dec 10, 2013 at 5:29 PM

      in GUILIN, or nearby city only please! Which store can I buy this video: Titanic 3D Video ? Thanks.

      1 Answer Dec 11, 2013 at 10:20 AM
    • Private Taxi for rice fields / overnight train from Guilin to Shenzhen

      by NadjaEyrich Online Now Aug 19, 2013 at 2:27 PM

      Please could someone help. We are a family of 2 adults and 2 young children arriving in Guilin at the beginning of September 2013. We would like to spend the 1st night in Guilin (as our flight arrives at night) and make our way to the rice fields the following morning. We would like to avoid other tourist as much as possible however get to see the various villages and spend some time with the locals. As we have 2 young children, it will be difficult to do any long hiking trips.

      We have had so many various quotes for private taxi driver for the day, however it seems so expensive! Please could someone give me an idea of a realistic price we can expect to pay for a driver for the day. After our visit to the rice fields, we need our driver to take us to our hotel in Yangshuo.

      Is it worth considering only having a taxi take us from Guilin and drop us off at Dazhai and we make our own way around the villages. How much would this taxi cost us and will it be easy enough for us to get a taxi back to Yangshuo?

      How much can we expect to pay for a taxi from Dazhai to Yangshuo?

      Are there any other villages around the rice fields that are less visited by tourists that you would recommend for us to see?

      I also have another question:
      We would like to book an overnight soft sleeper train from Guilin to Shenzen. Please could someone let me know what the train number is, what time it leaves Guilin and also how much the 4 soft sleeper carriage costs. How can I book this from overseas?

      Thank you so much,
      Nadia

      6 Answers Aug 20, 2013 at 8:39 AM
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      Moving to Guilin - spiders?

      by brekk2 Online Now Apr 6, 2013 at 2:29 PM

      Hi All! I'm thinking about moving to Guilin, so did my research on the city. Accidentally, I read some stories online where travellers said they encountered huge spiders in their accomodation (hotels and apartments). I don't panic much about nonvenomous, small spiders, though I still dislike them, but one of my biggest fear is that I will encounter a spider in my room that is way too big to be killed with my slippers.... Did any of you had any unpleasant experience with such creatures in the city? Was it because the place wasn't cleaned properly or is this an everyday thing? Thanks!

      9 Answers Apr 7, 2013 at 7:39 AM
    • Bus from Guilin airport to Liuzhou

      by apenan Online Now Sep 2, 2012 at 8:46 AM

      Dear fellow Vts....Do you know if there is any bus service at Guilin airport directly to Liuzhou? Thanks.

      6 Answers Jul 27, 2013 at 7:29 PM
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      How Long to Stay

      by soundchaseruk Online Now May 27, 2012 at 1:47 AM

      I visited Yangshuo in 2007 for 3 days and will return to Guilin in October and stay in a hostel. I want to travel in this area but am a lone traveller.

      I want some advise. I have 2 weeks in China and this will be my 2nd week. I fly out from HK at the end of my travels, so would 6 nights be too long in Guilin or should I stay maybe 3 and move on. With not much time to spare I do not want to spend my time travelling too much. If there are many places to visit around Guilin then I might find it better relaxing there.

      If there are places of interest on the route back to HK anyone might recommend that might be an option too

      4 Answers Jul 10, 2012 at 2:07 AM
    • Looking for general ideas or help knowing the best way to enjoy Guilin and Yangshuo

      by timba Online Now Jan 14, 2012 at 3:19 PM

      Hoping there's someone out there that can help us with some ideas for best enjoying our time in Guilin and Yangshuo.
      We are going to be flying in around the 1st of March. We have no time line so can plan any amount of time wherever.
      Some basic questions would be. 1. Best way to get from airport to hotel.2. Any recommendations for a nice hotel 3 or 4 star type. 3. Taking the river down to Yangshuo (best place to buy tx). 4. Hotel stay in Yangshuo. 5 Things to do in Yangshuo. We would like to bicycle around the country side. 6. How to get from Yangshuo to the Guilin airport. Or, training from Guilin/Yangshuo to Guangzhou.

      I know this is a lot to ask but any help would be greatly apreciated.

      Safe travels to all,

      Greg & Jane

      10 Answers May 25, 2014 at 5:33 AM
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      Urgent weather updates needed from VT members, please!!!!

      by marcus_gsh Online Now Aug 18, 2011 at 12:50 AM

      Hi all,

      I will travel for holiday from 23 August until 1 September 2011.
      Heard from my friend, 桂林 漓江 阳朔 is arid now but from online weather forecast, it rain everyday. I'm not sure which info is real.

      Anyone from Guilin can tell me the actual situation there?

      Regards
      Marcus

      1 Answer Aug 18, 2011 at 12:54 AM
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      Boat Cruise and Train info

      by wilocrek Online Now May 28, 2011 at 4:44 PM

      What is the cheapest boat tours available? Also does anyone know the train schedule from Xian to Guilin and how to book a ticket? Thanks

      1 Answer May 28, 2011 at 8:26 PM
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      need ideas

      by lizzieban Online Now Feb 28, 2011 at 8:56 PM

      so after reading a bit of this forum I have decided my stay of 6 nights in Guilin is going to be too long???
      better off in Yangshuo??
      early oct.. nice temp??

      2 Answers May 21, 2011 at 10:19 PM
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      Guangzhou to Guilin - best way to travel

      by limct Online Now Jan 19, 2011 at 5:58 AM

      Hi, my husband may be going to Guangzhou for business trip in the next two months. Our plan is this - i will meet him there and we will go Guillin together. Would you please advise what is the best way to travel? Would you advise we stay 1 night in Guilin or we can head straight to Yangshou? Any cost saving tips would be very much appreciated =)

      13 Answers May 26, 2012 at 10:10 AM
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      is it a good season to visit GuangXi in march?

      by 9tigers Online Now Dec 4, 2010 at 10:50 AM

      will it be cold? too crowded?
      what are the must for me to visit if time is not a lot for us.
      we will arrive on train from BJ to Guilin. prob stay for one night, then what do I need to go from there?
      1) YangShuo first? stay 1 night or 2?
      2) li river? do I do this before Yangshuo
      3) longsheng

      whatelse are the must? should I use bus for most of my traveling in GUangXi?
      is it easy to buy bus ticket on the spot?

      I CAN READ CHINESE JUST DO NOT TYPE WELL :) so U CAN ANSWER ME IN CHINESE

      4 Answers Dec 6, 2010 at 12:38 PM
    • airport taxi

      by jesshew Online Now Nov 1, 2010 at 5:56 PM

      Hi! I'm making hotel reservations to stay one night in downtown guilin. The online booking service offered to arrange an airport "see-off service" on the morning we leave. The price they offered is 450 RMB for one vehicle. Can't I find a taxi for less than that? Even at 6am?

      Thanks!

      6 Answers Nov 23, 2010 at 6:01 AM
    • Visit Guilin in December

      by BobyTan Online Now Sep 27, 2010 at 9:10 PM

      Planning to visit Guilin in Dec with my family. Is this good time to visit ?
      Thanks in advance for any advices.

      8 Answers Dec 2, 2010 at 11:36 PM
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      Rice harvest in Longji / Ping'an

      by Saxman92 Online Now Sep 13, 2010 at 1:09 PM

      I will be in Guilin and Yanshuo from the 15 to 20th of October. I would love to see and photograph the rice terraces in Longji it they are not completely harvested by then. I have read that typically the rice harvest starts end of September but haven't found anything about how long it takes until everything is cut and what the expected dates are for this year, if it varies.

      I would hate to have dedicated 2 days for the region and find just plain earth. Does anyone have good information in what condition the terraces will be this year mid October, or what they looked like in previous years if it tends to be pretty similar every year?

      1 Answer Sep 14, 2010 at 8:10 AM
    • solo in Guilin

      by canadianwolfinottawa Online Now Sep 4, 2010 at 5:46 PM

      staying at shangri la hotel ..what is the cost of a taxi to get to the western boat li cruise docking site?

      what does a typical taxi cost to get back to Guilin fron the end of cruise point of the Li River cruise ?

      can you see comerant evening fishing in Yangshou or should you look for it in Guilin

      2 Answers Sep 7, 2010 at 12:47 AM
    • Trip to Guilin inJanuary

      by Joycehoostyne Online Now Sep 4, 2010 at 11:56 AM

      I have just booked a trip to Guilin with my 6o year old mother in January next year. I am just being told that January is a BAD BAD time to visit Guilin as the weather is going to be trementrously cold. I am beginning to regret my decision to book the trip and contemplating cancelling the tickets and loose all my money.

      Can anybody give me some advice to go ahead or not? Being a first timer to China, i have no idea at all regarding winter and being Malaysian, we have no winter here! Will it be too cold to travel? can my mom withstand the weather? will we be able to enjoy the place since it is so cold? Please advise.Thank you.

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2010 at 7:40 AM
    • Japanese encephalitis vaccination

      by Lad_uk Online Now Aug 29, 2010 at 2:43 PM

      Hi,

      I'll be visiting Guilin and Yangshou for a total of 8 nights with a day trip to Longsheng to see the rice terraces in November. Is it advisable to get the japanese encephalitis vaccination? From what I've read it sounds like its advisable when there's coexisting rice and pig farming. Pretty sure that I'll be OK in Guilin as its more built up but Yangshou and Longsheng are more rural. Doing the typical tourist sites will I be OK without the vaccination?

      Thanks.

      26 Answers Sep 3, 2010 at 3:28 PM
    • Guilin or Yangshou

      by DoeNut Online Now Aug 27, 2010 at 10:57 PM

      I will fly into Guilin late at night and I have only one full day before I leave again. I came to float the River and see the peaks. I have a hotel reservation in Yangshuo but now I realize that I will need to take a cab for over an hour to Yangshuo to get to my hotel and then get another ride for 40 minutes to float the river. Then I'll need to drive another hour back to Guilin the next morning to catch my plane. I wanted to do a raft instead of a big touristy boat but I wonder if I have created a bunch of extra travel time for myself. Does anyone have an opinion about the logistics of this? Should I just stay in Guilin, float down and hang out with a tour in Yangshuo and return with the tour to Guilin? Is it too much work to try and get a good float in from Yangshou for just one day in the area? Thanks!

      8 Answers Nov 11, 2010 at 6:27 AM
    • train travel to gualin

      by kelvin.north Online Now Aug 7, 2010 at 10:16 PM

      I am trying to organise train travel from Guangzhou to Gualin and need to know what you actuall get with "soft bottom sleeper", do you actually get a private cubical or just a bunk with curtain?
      We think we need to take the K36/37 from Guangzhou and would like to know if you need to change trains as I would have to that in the middle of the night. Also I saw a reference to someone taking the T38 from Guangzhou to Gualin however the time tables I saw seamed to indicate that the T38 ran from Shenzhen to guailin but didnt list a stop in Guangzhou. Can anyone give me any advice.
      Thanks
      kelvin

      3 Answers Nov 11, 2010 at 6:04 AM
    • Hello

      by ChrisShanghai Online Now Jul 9, 2010 at 12:30 AM

      Me and a few friends are planning to travel to Guilin on August 9.

      Is this a good time to go?

      Could you please recommend some activities for us.

      Cheers

      CC

      3 Answers Jul 9, 2010 at 10:29 PM
    • trip to Guilin

      by v.spicecircle Online Now Jun 11, 2010 at 6:43 AM

      Hello can any one guide me for a tour package for three nights at Guilin, from travel agents its turning out to be very expensive. We are two adults & a kid. we will be reaching Guilin from Shenzhen on 2'nd july 2010 & will be back to Shenzhen on 5'th July.

      I need hotel package and sight seeing package.

      Thanks

      2 Answers Jun 12, 2010 at 11:35 PM
    • Taxi costs

      by Lad_uk Online Now May 5, 2010 at 1:55 PM

      Hi,

      Can anyone tell me the approximate cost of a taxi from Guilin airport to the town centre and also from the town centre to Reed Flute Cave and back again?

      Thanks

      8 Answers May 10, 2010 at 6:03 AM
    • Guilin-Yangshuo tour service needed...

      by sfcutelyn Online Now Apr 6, 2010 at 7:55 AM

      Hi there,

      Can I know the charges for any tour service for 1 day in Guilin and another day in Yangshuo for 2 person? As, we are going to stay in Yangshuo(hotel booked) but we need at least a day trip tour service in Guilin. Any recommendation for a nice & budget local tour guide?

      Please note that we only need tour service. (Exclude accommodation)Thx!

      6 Answers May 7, 2010 at 6:54 AM