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      canal towns

      Shanghai Jun 11, 2015 at 11:07 AM

      Hi,

      I plan to travel to Qiandeng from Shanghai for the day. I am wondering how to take the bus there from Shanghai. I also want to go to Zhouzhuang from Shanghai and stay the night at Zhouzhuang and then go to Fengjing from Zhouzhuang and then return to Shanghai from Fengjing. I am wondering if there is a bus from Shanghai to Zhouzhuang and than a bus from Zhouzhuang to Fengjing and from Fengjing to Shanghai.

      Thank you

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      Putuoshan question

      Putuoshan Jun 8, 2015 at 2:02 PM

      Is there a way to get to Putuoshan from Shanghai? If so, how? How about from Hangzhou? Is one day enough on Putuoshan? Are there accommodations on the island?

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      Putuoshan Questions

      Hangzhou Jun 4, 2015 at 7:56 PM

      HI,

      How do I go to Putuoshan from Hangzhou? Do I take the bus to Putuoshan? If so, where do I catch the bus in Hangzhou and how long does it take to get there? Also, how many days are sufficient to spend on Putuoshan? Are the temples on the island close together? Are there accommodations on the island?

      Thank you

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    • Huangshan Maintenance schedule program

      China Jun 27, 2015 at 11:08 PM

      Could anyone advise regarding the Huangshan mountain maintenance program and schedule for their cable car and mountain top maintenance for this year 2015. We are travelling there this coming 16th July 2015. Thank.

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      weather queston

      Huangshan Jun 11, 2015 at 11:01 AM

      Hi,

      I am planning a trip to Huangshan in late December. I know it will be cold. However, I am wondering if there is heavy snow there at that time of year. I don;t mind the cold. However, heavy snow is another matter. Has anyone been there during late December?

      Thanks

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    • Harbin - China medical services

      Harbin Jun 8, 2015 at 1:32 PM

      Anyone knows if it is there any medical clinic, hospital or even doctor, for foreings?

      I would travel there and stay for work over 2 years, and i have a ilness that is not curable but treatable, so i need to be able to do that (treat it). For example, go to a doctor, ask for certain analisys, ask for the medicine (recipe) every 3 or 2 months. Then the treatment follow up and diagnosis would be done by mail by my actual doctor.

      The thing is i've read a lot of expiriences, and none of them is very good, if it is in normal chinese hospitals. So i wanted to know if i can find in harbin something like a specific foreing place or doctor.

      I don't need to say that i dont know chineese for the moment.

      Thank you

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    • Semester break dates

      China May 30, 2015 at 5:33 AM

      Hello everyone,
      I would like to know what are the dates of the semester break in China,
      To my understanding, it is very difficult to get train / flight tickets or hostel rooms during semester break due to the large amount of Chinese tourists.

      If you have any tips on how to travel smarter during that season, I would love to hear it. (:

      Thanks a lot!

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      Karakorum Highway

      Kashgar Jun 6, 2015 at 1:23 AM

      Is it possible to go by public bus from Kashgar to Gilgit? If so also in December? And are there any Permits needed?

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    • Traveling from Karachi Pakistan to Xi'an China

      Xi'an Jun 5, 2015 at 5:01 AM

      Dear Concerns,
      i just wanna know that you peoples are providing bus services for travelers from Karachi Pakistan to Xi'an,
      if yes then tell me the procedure and requirements which you need to bring the passengers to Xi'an.

      please consider this seriously.

      waiting for your positive response.

      Best Regards,

      Zuhaib Uddin
      zuhaib.uddin007@gmail.com

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      Tippng in China

      China Jun 3, 2015 at 7:27 AM

      From my experiences here in Australia dealing with Chinese people, tipping does not seem to be part of the Chinese culture.

      My wife and I are going on a 11 night tour and staying in 5 cities + one overnight train. The brochure states, "even All Tipping up to the value of $(A)150!"

      I'm guessing the $150 is supposed to go to the tour leader and maybe drivers. Should we give something extra and maybe even before tours start to get better service. What about tipping in cafes, taxis etc when we are left to our own devises? I don't want to offend anyone, but nor do I want to encourage a tipping culture in another country.

      Any help appreciated - thanks

      David

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    • 3 week China itinerary

      China Jun 18, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      Hi all,

      We are planning a 3 week holiday in China with my girlfriend, between 21st of July and 11th of August. It will be our first trip, however, I will get a slight feel of China when I will be working 2 weeks, just before our holiday, nearby Shanghai, in Jiang Yin. Below our first idea of what we could see/do. Any suggestions, corrections and advice would be much appreciated.

      Itinerary 3 weeks:

      Day 1: arrival Shanghai, take night train to Beijing

      Beijing

      Day 2: Arrival/Hostel, Tiananmen Square, Jingshan Park, Red theater Kung Fu Show

      Day 3: Mutianyu Great Wall, Ming Tomb, Birds Nest, Water Cube

      Day 4: Summer Palace, Hutong, Peking Duck dinner

      Day 5: Lama temple, Beihai Park, Temple of Heaven, night train to Pingyao

      Pingyao

      Day 6: Rishengchang Bank, Wang Family residence, Shuanglin temple, City wall, night train to Xi’an

      Xi’an

      Day 7: Arrival/Hostel, City wall, Bell tower, Big goose pagoda, Tang Dynasty show

      Day 8: Terra Cotta Army, Huaging hot spring, late night plane to Chengdu

      Chengdu

      Day 8 late night: Arrival/Hostel

      Day 9: Pandas, Green Ram temple, Remnin Park, Hot Pot dinner

      Day 10: Le Shan Buddha, Mt. Emei base (sleep there)

      Day 11: Mt. Emei summit, sleep in Chengdu

      Day 12: Early morning train to Chongqing

      Chongqing

      Day 12: Arrival/Hostel, Laitan ancient town, Chongqing city/Erling park

      Day 13: Dazu rock carvings, plane to Huangshan

      Huangshan

      Day 13: Arrival/Hostel, spend time in the city, if any left

      Day 14: Yellow Mountain, sleep there

      Day 15: Hongcun and Xidi, bus to Hangzhou

      Hangzhou

      Day 15: Arrival/Hostel

      Day 16: West Lake, Tiger Spring, Dragon well

      Day 17: Yellow Dragon cave, walk around in the city, late night train to Shanghai

      Shanghai

      Day 17: Arrival/Hostel

      Day 18-19-20: Explore the city, shopping before departure, relax after the long trip, flight home

      The part between Chongqing and Huangshan is a bit tricky with travel, we were initially planning to go to Zhiangjiaje, but is either a lost day for travel, or expensive flight. So the last part is not best planned yet. Please feel free to suggest!

      Thank you! Gr. Laszlo

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