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    • nepalgoods's Profile Photo

      Has anybody ever been to Ningde, Fujian?

      Ningde Jul 17, 2014 at 2:20 AM

      Has anybody been to Ningde in Fujian Province. Do you recommend any sightseeing?
      Thank you

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      tourist visas from Hong KOng

      China Jul 8, 2014 at 8:00 PM

      the latest changes to visa situations its said that people are supposed to return home to their countries if HK is not their home country to apply for tourist visas but that HK is still not enforcing this so HK is usually still the first place that comes out of peoples mouths when doing this - but wanting to ask is there anyone here who has obtained a tourist visa from HK recently and how long were they given?
      if they applied for 3 months did they get 3 months or only 2 or 1??!!
      Also were you able to do it as overnight express or had to wait a few days?

      thanks for any helpful info!

    • Restaurants in Yulin, Shaanxi

      Yulin Jul 8, 2014 at 5:50 PM

      Are there any good western restaurants or bars in Yulin?

    • nightlife!

      Chengdu 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?

    • Cheap bike or electric bikes where to buy

      Beijing Jul 14, 2014 at 6:08 AM

      Hey guys new here in beijing
      Where is best local place to buy a cheap bike or electric bike in the city. Prefer not to overpay.

    • great wall

      Pukou Jul 11, 2014 at 5:09 AM

      how far is the great wall of china from Pukou

    • great wall

      Pukou Jul 11, 2014 at 5:08 AM

      how far is the great wall of china from Pukou

    • Zhongdian to Kunming?

      Zhongdian Jul 8, 2014 at 8:57 AM

      What's the best way to do this journey?

    • siknight's Profile Photo

      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

    • Spend a day in Kaohsiung

      Tai'an Jul 1, 2014 at 11:53 PM

      We plan to ,be in Taipei for 7 nights in early November and if possible,take a day trip to Kaohsiung by the High Speed Train.
      How to go about it and in one day what all to do and see.
      All your replies would be more than welcome.
      Many thanks.

    • Clubs at Quanzhou

      Fujian Sheng Jul 17, 2014 at 6:11 AM

      Sorry i want to knoW Nice nights clubs at Quanzhou please ? I am at the wanda vista hôtel
      Thank you

    • Tablets and Phones

      Beijing Jul 9, 2014 at 10:53 PM


      Where can I get the best price for a Samsung galaxy 10.1 inch tablet and a Samsung S5 phone. What is the lowest price I could get? I will be going to the silk market on saturday.

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      Dali or Lijiang

      Yunnan Sheng Jul 7, 2014 at 11:37 PM


      I am wondering if two days in Dali and three days in Lijiang (2 days around Lijiang and one in the old town) are sufficient.


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      what's happening in Shanghai on 12 and 13 July?

      Shanghai Jul 5, 2014 at 8:32 AM

      Hey guys, I'm in Shanghai for the weekend and looking for places to go where I can meet up with people and have a good evening over drinks or dinner.
      Any suggestions?

    • 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?

    • Ferry from Shanghai to Osaka (Shanghai Ferry Company) and Japanese Rail Pass

      China Jul 2, 2014 at 7:43 PM

      So me and my friend are planning a trip to Japan from Shanghai via boat (how adventurous of us!) Like many foreigners visiting Japan, we've heard about the Japanese Rail Pass and are very interested, I've been doing some reading online and I read that in order to get your ticket exchanged whilst in Japan, you need proof of your entry date. This is mandatory on flights, but I'm worried that the boat company won't stamp our passports with our arrival date. Has anyone used the Shanghai Ferry Co. Limited and can let me know if this is something they provide?

    • Cell phone

      Shenzhen Jul 1, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      Should I buy a new iPhone 5 in the states before moving to Shenzhen or buy a new phone when I get there?

    • Accommodation booking

      China Jun 28, 2014 at 7:49 AM

      Hi all!
      I am planning on hiking the Tiger Leaping Gorge in August and wonder if it is necessary to book a room in advance at Halfway Lodge and at Sean's (Spring Guesthouse). Also any recommendation regarding the accommodation at Tiger Leaping Gorge would be much appreciated.
      Thank you for taking the time to answer my question! :)

    • nepalgoods's Profile Photo

      Anybody ever been to Ningde, Fujian?

      Ningde Jun 25, 2014 at 9:50 PM

      I am planning to visit NIngde in November. Has anybody been there?

    • Kunming airport

      Kunming Jul 7, 2014 at 10:37 AM

      I will be arriving at Kunming airport from overseas and plan to board a local flight to Lijiang from the same Kunming airport. Is one and half hours sufficient time after arriving from overseas to take the local flight to Lijiang? Let me know, thanks.

    • TravelingSandy's Profile Photo

      Beijing, China

      Beijing Jul 5, 2014 at 3:40 PM

      We are arriving in Xingang via cruise ship on October, 13 at 7am. We depart on October 14 at 7pm. Is the bullet train the best way to get into the city? Can anyone recommend a good tour operator at a fair price Thanks so much!

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      facebook acces from Shanghai

      Shanghai Jun 25, 2014 at 11:55 PM

      Is it true that facebook and similar social media sites are banned in China? I want to know if I will be able to access my facebook from Shanghai.

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      Shanghai to Seoul by ferry

      China Jul 18, 2014 at 12:02 PM

      Is there any ferry service from Shanghai or any other closer city to Seoul? How much does it cost?

    • Do I have a problem??

      Beijing Jul 16, 2014 at 7:04 AM


      I am visiting China later this year from Aug 28 to Feb 3 and have already booked my flights. Total stay in China for158 days on a ‘L’ visa as I’m touring.
      I’ve got a visa for 60 days double entry (total 120 days), and I’ve been told I can get an extension for a further 30 days at a police station. This makes 150 days in total. Here is the question :- Can I obtain a further extension for the remaining 8 days. The Chinese embassy in Manchester says I will only find out when I'm in China. But I would like to know now so I can adjust my return flight date.

    • New Bullet Train

      Pingyao Jul 11, 2014 at 6:32 PM

      I'm having trouble finding information about two aspects of the new bullet train between Xi'an - Pingyao and Pingyao - Beijing.
      1. The link below says that it is now operational as of July 1. Can someone verify this? I thought I had read somewhere that its opening might be delayed until September...

      2. Travel China Guide's online train ticket booking service shows that this new route is now available. But, this site shows the station as "Pingyao Ancient Town" instead of just "Pingyao". Does anyone know where this new station is?


    • long distance bus from Beijing to Luoyang

      by riddledmermaid Online Now Apr 20, 2014 at 6:16 AM

      Does anyone know the bus schedule, length of trip and possibly the cost of a ticket from Beijing-Luoyang via long distance bus. Thank you

      2 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 9:53 AM
    • Expats in Luoyang?

      by taminicole Online Now Feb 12, 2014 at 12:30 AM

      Looking for expats living & working in Luoyang!

      1 Answer Feb 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM
    • English translator for Chen Village

      by Yudy186 Online Now Jul 18, 2013 at 3:36 PM

      I will be in Luoyang on Tuesday 7/23 and am trying to visit Chen Village (Chenjiaguo). The hotel can get me a driver, but he won't speak English. Any recommendations for an English-speaking guide/driver? Thanks.

      1 Answer Jul 18, 2013 at 6:02 PM
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      Japanese restaurant

      by JasonC35 Online Now Mar 9, 2013 at 10:22 AM

      Is there any Japanese restaurant?

      1 Answer Mar 9, 2013 at 7:44 PM
    • Nailatourist's Profile Photo

      Huashan tour

      by Nailatourist Online Now Jun 24, 2011 at 8:23 AM

      i will be both in Xian and Luoyang
      from which city should i go to Huashan?
      are there tours like a 4 hour tour for instance that i can book?
      thanks in advance

      5 Answers Jul 9, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    • xian to luoyang

      by dinadimova Online Now May 6, 2011 at 9:23 AM

      hi, I am in Xian for 2 days,I like to visit Shaolin temple and Luoyang.How I get there? Bus or a train? Is it one day OK to see the temple?How mach it`s cost the visit in Shaolin?Can I just visit for a day and come back to Xian?Is ther any fast way to GO? thank you..

      3 Answers May 8, 2011 at 8:55 PM
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      First time to Xian & Luoyang

      by Faala Online Now Sep 28, 2010 at 11:53 AM

      I'm planning to visit Xian & Luoyang from Beijing.
      For Xian: How many days do I need to visit Terra Cotta Warriors, Qin Shi Huang Mausoleum, Xian City wall, Bell & Drum Tower, Big Wild Goose Pagoda, Shaanxi History Museum, Mosleum Street, Great Mosque, and Mt.Huashan? Also, is Qianling Mausoleum worth visiting?
      For Luoyang: How many days do I need to visit Longmen Grottoes, Shaolin Temple and White Horse Temple?

      I'll be arriving Beijing on 20th Oct'10 in late afternoon. Seems like most people travel to Xian by overnight train. Is it possible to get the night train to Xian on the same day when I arrive Beijing? Or can I book the train tickets overseas?
      What's the best way to travel from Xian to Luoyang? And also best way to travel from Luoyang back to Beijing? As I need to be back in Beijing on 27th Oct'10. Thank you.

      3 Answers Oct 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM
    • train Shanghai to Luoyang

      by annarm Online Now Jun 1, 2009 at 3:16 PM

      Hi, I'd like to know about the train K738/735 from Shanghai to Luoyang. Is it a nice train, is it on time, and can one actually get some sleep in a soft sleeper with all those stops? Also, can I be assured of getting sleeper--there are four of us--if we buy the ticket in Shanghai 6/12 for a 6/15 departure? Thanks for the info.

      2 Answers Jun 5, 2009 at 8:19 PM
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      Longmen Grottoes and Shaolin Temple--in 1 day

      by SandiM Online Now May 22, 2009 at 11:08 AM

      I realize that you should take about 2 days or more to explore this area, but my partner and I are short on time so we have 1 day to do this. We are arriving by train from Zhengzhou in the early morning, and want to take the late train from Luoyang to Beijing in the evening. Is taking a bus from Luoyang to Longmen and back, then another bus from Luoyang to Shaolin and back, the only option? Is there a bus service from Longmen -> Shaolin (or vice versa?). I really don't want to be stuck without return transportation! I am also willing to research the cost of hiring a driver and car for the day to hit both spots before sundown, but I need a website or referral for that (anybody?). And which should be first? Shaolin temple or Longmen? I am very serious about visitng both sites in 1 day. Thanks!

      8 Answers May 23, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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      Getting into Luoyang

      by stamporama Online Now Jun 28, 2008 at 3:58 PM

      I'm looking into the prospect of visiting this city in April next year, and from what I've gathered it appears that China Eastern is the only airline that flies here directly from Beijing or Shanghai (where my plane from Manila arrives). However, I've also read quite a number of recent horror stories about this airline's service that makes me wary of riding it. Taking the bus or train sounds like a long and tiring proposition which I'd like to avoid.

      Are there other alternatives that anyone might suggest? Is Chinese Eastern the only one available? Or would it be just as convenient to fly in at another city near Luoyang and travel overland from there?

      Thanks for any reply.

      3 Answers Jul 16, 2008 at 9:14 PM
    • buses from luoyang to beijing

      by kyhar Online Now Mar 17, 2008 at 11:15 PM


      anyone have info on buses from luoyang to beijing ? Where do they depart from,, what is the frequency and how long is the journey and the cost ?

      Is it possible to visit the longmen grottoes in the morning and take a late pm bus to beijing on the same day ?


      3 Answers Mar 20, 2008 at 12:19 AM
    • planning on visiting luoyang, shaolin

      by uninet Online Now Nov 19, 2007 at 1:07 PM

      I will be travelling by train to luoyang and shaolin temple from Beijing. Where would be the most convient place to stay? Would i be able to see both places in one day? Can you recremmend a good hostel or budget hotel here? I would like to leave here and train to xian. Thanks in advance.

      5 Answers Nov 20, 2007 at 7:23 PM
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      budget accomodations in LuoYang..

      by guo_mei_xin Online Now Jun 4, 2007 at 4:43 AM

      Which is better, MingYuan Binguan or Luoyang Youth Hostel for the dormitory bed? I want the one that's accessible to restaurants, tranportations, etc. Or, any more suggestions for a hostel in Luoyang? I'll just stay here for 2 days one night, just want to see LongMen Caves and Shaolin Si

      3 Answers Jun 5, 2007 at 4:53 AM
    • Local Tours

      by tanby Online Now Jan 26, 2007 at 9:14 PM

      Will stopover in Luoyang, when travelling from Beijing to Xian.

      Any VTers know of any local tour that covers Longmen Caves and Shaolin Temple in a day?

      Is it necessary to stay overnight in Luoyang in order to cover both places mentioned?


      3 Answers Feb 5, 2007 at 6:39 AM
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      Is it worth a stopover?

      by Ramonq Online Now Apr 5, 2006 at 6:36 AM

      I'm in Pingyao and heading my way to Shanghai.Is Luoyang worth a stopover from Pingyao? It appears that its main attraction is the Shaolin temple, but it's miles away from Luoyang town proper.

      8 Answers Apr 9, 2006 at 11:39 PM
    • 2 weeks in China - Shanghai, Hangzhou, Luoyang, Shaolinsi

      by ftho Online Now Mar 30, 2006 at 4:08 AM

      Making a 2 weeks tour in China begining from May 11 to May 25. Landing Shanghai, on to Hangzhou. The 3 places I yearn to visit in Henan Sheng are:
      Zhengzhou, Luoyang and Shaolinsi (Shaolin Temple). I am a Lone Ranger traveller. Can any member be kind enough to share some of your experience mainly on transportation, accommodation such as the best way to the 3 places in Henan Sheng by train, bus (other than by Air as I like to see the countryside during the ride by train or bus). The question I like to ask is: Is there a train or bus from either Shanghai or Hangzhou and where are the station?. Would appreciate member sharing some thoughts on accommodation.

      28 Answers Apr 29, 2006 at 12:23 AM
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      3 weeks in Luoyang

      by ChuckG Online Now Jun 24, 2005 at 11:29 AM

      Hi everyone, I will be in Luoyang for 3 weeks in July...any idea where i could rent an appartment per week ? I don't need too much luxury...but air conditioning would be nice !


    • yeikloen's Profile Photo

      Louyang - Pingyao

      by yeikloen Online Now Dec 3, 2003 at 3:17 AM

      Hi Does anyone know if there are any bus or train from Luoyang to Pingyao? How much, how long is the journey, I know there is a bus from Luoyang to Taiyuan but does it passed Pingyao? Thanks. Cheers, Loen