I am visiting Fenghuang with my partner and four year old daughter in early June. I have pre-booked a 3/4 star hotel on Agoba but feel that this is the sort of destination where I should be in a more traditional local guest house. However I want to pre-book all accommodation as with a young child I don't want to take risks. Any recommendations for smaller (nice) places that might have a website/email to pre book with? Thanks Nick
How do I get to Chimelong Hengqin Ocean Park from Zhuhai Gongbei area? What would be the bus route? I need to go in the morning and not return until 9:00pm.
Is a taxi a better option? Will I have trouble getting a taxi on the return back to Zhuhai? Any idea of cost each way?
I am a 31 yo Australian female going to Tibet. I will be flying in from Moscow to Kathmandu on the 7th Oct and will need to wait in Kathmandu for a couple of days to get a visa. The tour will leave Kathmandu on around the 10/11th and go for about 17-19 days depending on which tour company we go with. We will trek around Kailash, see the Guge Kingdom, Lhasa and end up back in Kathmandu. Looking at around $2000-2005 depending on how many people. We dont have to be the same nationality any more. Please relply to this thread and leave your email if you are interested.
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!
We are Swiss couple planning to do our honeymoon (max. 34 days) in Japan and China. We are mostly into the beauty of nature and animals, but we also like cultural sights. We have never been in China nor Japan before. It's not that I haven't done any online research to put together an interesting trip, but when it comes to traveling, experience is worth a lot. So if you have been to any of these beautiful places, I would like to ask you kindly to share your opinion with us. Is the time frame reasonable? (it shouldn't be too hectic, we do not want to rush from one point to another..) Shall we spend more time at some of these places? Are some nice spots missing which are near to these? Any experiences with these airlines? We are thankful for any comment!
Day 1 - Day 2: Flight from Frankfurt to Tokyo with Qatar Airlines
Day 2 - Day 7: Tokyo
Train from Tokyo to Harone
Day 7 - Day 9: Harone
Train from Harone to Kyoto
Day 9 - Day 13: Kyoto
Flight from Osaka to Beijing with China Eastern Airlines
Day 13 - Day 18: Beijing
Flight from Beijing to Zhangjiajie with Air China
Day 18 - Day 20: Zhangjiajie
Train/Bus from Zhangjiajie to Fenghuang or Dehang (over Huaihua)
Day 20 - Day 22 Fenghuang & Dehang
Train from Fenghuang to Guilin (over Huaihua)
Day 22 - Day 26 Guilin & Yuangshuo
Flight from Guilin to Lijiang with Beijing Capital Airlines
Day 26 - Day 29 Lijiang
Train from Lijiang to Dali
Day 29 - Day 31 Dali
Flight from Dali to Chengdu with China Eastern Airlines
Day 31 - Day 34 Chengdu & Mount Qingcheng
Flight from Chengdu to Frankfurt with Qatar Airlines
Thanks a lot!
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 ?
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
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?
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.
I am plannig on going to China this summer and I would like to make the most of my time in Asia and see possibly one more country besides China. I narrowed the countries down to Vietnam and Cambodia, but just can't decide which one of these countries would be better. Any shared information or experience about these countries would be much appreciated.
Thank you very much!
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.
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.
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