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    • Closest decent clean hotel to Kunming train station

      Kunming Yesterday

      Hi all,
      Would appreciate advise on which hotel is closest to the Kunming train station. I am travelling with my 10 year old, and will be by train from Lijiang, arriving in the morning at around 6am. My flight to KUL is at 1740 same day.

      Any advice as to which hotel would be good for us. Thanks

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      taxi to qiaotou for Tiger Leaping Gorge

      Yunnan Sheng Apr 6, 2015 at 6:50 AM

      What's a reasonable price for getting a taxi from Lijiang (Shuhe specifically) to Qiaotou for the start of the tiger leaping gorge trail?

      I've been told numbers ranging from 50rmb per person to 500rmb in total.. So am a bit hewildered!

      Secondly I hear that many travellers choose to take the bus from lijiang bus station instead. Whilst we (3 of us) are willing to pay up to 200rmb for the cab, does anyone know the bus timetable in the early morning around 9-10am?

      Thanks so much.


    • transfer from Hefei to huangshan

      Huangshan Mar 31, 2015 at 8:37 PM

      I would like to share the cost of a car from Hefei to Huangshan and back . Dates april 21 &28

    • Foregners visit to qingdo for 90 days

      Qingdao Mar 25, 2015 at 12:38 PM

      Did you find the city safe for foreigners especially Indian in Qingdao, is there any prejudice for indians?

    • Kunming to Yuanyang, then to Dali and Lijiang

      Kunming Apr 18, 2015 at 3:05 AM

      I plan to travel from Kunming to Yuanyang, stay there 2 days, then travel to Dali (bypass Kunming), then to Lijiang. Finally back to Kunming before heading home. Total in 9 days. Any suggestion? Where to stay in these places? I am budget traveller.

    • Travel route

      Shenzhen Apr 18, 2015 at 2:34 AM

      How to i go to Window of the world from Coastal city?

    • taxi from Tongren airport to Fenghuang

      Fenghuang Apr 13, 2015 at 1:34 PM

      Does Anyone know how much a taxi from Tongren airport to Fenghuang would cost?

    • China in July - September

      China Apr 10, 2015 at 8:03 AM


      My friend and I want to travel china in July - September (not quite sure in which month exactly).
      We are worried about the heat and the rain.
      Do you think it is possible to travel during this time of the year or would we be held by the weather?

      Is it recommended to stick to a particular part of China during these months?

      Thanks a lot!

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      Shanghai, China April 4, 2015

      Shanghai Apr 3, 2015 at 6:57 PM

      In less than 48 hours, we will be in Shanghai, China. Will we need heavy winter coats? We will be coming from Bangkok, Thailand. Is there a place where we can purchase the local sim card at Pudong Airport? Many thanks VTers!!!!

    • Business Visa for short term internship in China. For 3 months

      China Mar 27, 2015 at 6:16 AM

      I need some help! I have applied for Business Visa for short term internship in China. For 3 months
      and my application is deficient for following work Permit. There are two types of work permit in China:

      1. One year Work Permit – To apply for this kind of work permit, the applicant must have at least two years working experience.
      2. Short Term Work Permit (3 months) – This is the new policy starting to be implemented from Jan 30, 2015. The government official at Labor Bureau said currently only models or actors/actress who perform in China for a short period of time could apply for short term work permit.

      I am a student and I neither have experience for 2 years nor I fall in actor category , in such a
      Case, what should I do as I have a job in hand in china but there is problem for visa as per new

      visa rules implemented from Jan 30, 2015. Pl guide

    • Guide for Chengdu & Leshan

      Chengdu Apr 10, 2015 at 10:49 AM

      Myself, my wife and our two kids (19 & 21) will be in Chengdu for around 5 days end June 2015.
      Want to see main attractions Panda, Giant Buddha, Mt Emei,.. and enjoy rural side. Just discovered that car hire isn't available for non Chinese.
      Anyone know what cost of car & english speaking driver would be per day excluding admission fees etc.

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      Transportation from Qufu to Qingdao

      Qufu Apr 4, 2015 at 9:26 PM

      I do not know what mode of transport to take from Qufu to Qingdao. Train station appears to be located far away from the city centre where we are staying. So the alternative - coach or bus, but from where and how many hours of travel? Can you help with some advice? Thanks.

    • longmen caves to shaolin temple

      Luoyang Apr 14, 2015 at 8:56 PM

      Is anyone know how to get to these places with public transport?

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      Is advance high speed train ticket necessary for GZ to Guilin?

      Guangzhou Apr 13, 2015 at 3:46 AM

      I'm planning to travel next month so is wondering how far in advance (days/hours) do I need to get the ticket? I know the high speed train depart from the south station but can I buy the ticket in advance from the other main train station in GZ?

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      Shanghai, China April 4, 2015

      Shanghai Apr 3, 2015 at 7:09 PM

      In less than 48 hours, we will be in Shanghai, China. Will we need heavy winter coats? We will be coming from Bangkok, Thailand. Is there a place where we can purchase the local sim card at Pudong Airport? Many thanks VTers!!!!

    • Foreigners visit to qingdao , china for 90 days

      Qingdao Mar 25, 2015 at 12:39 PM

      Did you find the city safe for foreigners especially Indian in Qingdao, is there any prejudice for indians?

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      Airlines to China

      China Apr 6, 2015 at 7:50 PM

      Would like to fly to China in September either from Vancouver or San Francesco, and suggestions on best airline. Would be flying economy.. Will land in either Beijing or Shanghai, having made final plans yet.. Want to see both cities and as much as we can see in 5 weeks. I assume we would travel by either train or air while in China. Perhaps if someone could point me in the right direction regarding travel within the country would also be very helpful.
      rick m

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      China practicalities

      China Mar 30, 2015 at 12:03 PM

      I want to consider a tour of Chna in 2016.
      i am a seasoned backpacker and would like to visit the major sights and cities such as:
      Beijing,Shanghai,Xian etc
      Is travelling in China doable for someone unable to read Mandarin?
      Do EU citizens nead a visa?

      Thanks Ian

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      Can we tour without a guide.

      Beijing Apr 3, 2015 at 8:30 PM

      We are arranging a Beijing/Xian trip for June 15. Would we be safe or have language problems if we organised our own Hotels and Tours? Mike and Liep...

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      Kunming Mar 25, 2015 at 6:15 PM

      Hi I will go to Kunming by Air Asia end of Oct 30 until 5 Nov 2015. From Kunming i would to go to Chuxiong, Lijiang and Dali by train. Can someone suggest me which area i should go first and which place I should cover.


    Near Sanya

    • What things to do in sanya?

      by alunduo007 Online Now Mar 10, 2014 at 7:18 PM

      What things to do in sanya? is it beautiful city? what about the agent of

      1 Answer Mar 15, 2014 at 1:44 AM
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      by eve_d Online Now Apr 22, 2013 at 10:12 AM

      I'm travelling to Sanya in July and I i want to visit some other city that would be interesting to see and quite close to Sanya. I'm on budget, so a definite no to star cruises to Vietnam. Hong Kong would be perfect, but I have no clue how to get there. Any suggestions?

      1 Answer Apr 22, 2013 at 8:45 PM
    • Coral Reefs viewing

      by shweekend Online Now Mar 24, 2010 at 2:56 AM

      Anyone knows where is a good place to go view coral reefs?

      (never done this before, also...can't swim)

      Will be living in Yalong area, and the pictures of the clear underwater with fishes and corals look stunning!

      Welcome recommendations!

      2 Answers Mar 31, 2010 at 5:19 AM
    • Resort Golden Palm

      by shweekend Online Now Mar 24, 2010 at 2:53 AM

      Going with my bf to Yalong Bay and reserved Resort Golden Palm this Easter. However, on checking the pictures, the rooms seem old and ther'es exactly 1 pool. Does anyone know anything about this hotel and if it was good? (does it even have a bathtub?) Or how about the food or eating in nearby places?

      1. single pool will be crowded with kids family etc.
      2. room seems old....
      3. prefer a bathtub

      Looking to reconnect and rejuvenate again as couple, and prefer a warm room ;)
      Budget 500-600 RMB per night.


      1 Answer Mar 31, 2010 at 5:15 AM
    • eating in yalong bay

      by joysox Online Now Mar 8, 2010 at 9:41 PM

      Is there a supermarket near the cactus resort in yalong bay to buy food/drinks etc also is there any
      local restaurants to eat in rather than hotels

      1 Answer Mar 9, 2010 at 12:55 AM
    • motobike rental in sanya

      by DavidNovak Online Now Sep 28, 2009 at 4:34 AM

      Hi I will go to Sanya next week. I have interest rental motobike. can you help me?

      6 Answers Sep 29, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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      Weather in SANYA

      by Tanjavd Online Now Jul 26, 2009 at 10:37 AM

      We are planning to visit Sanya in Dec/Jan 09. What is the weather like then?
      Would you choose to go to Sanya or Shanghai?

      2 Answers Jul 30, 2009 at 12:20 AM
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      Anyone wants to travel to Sanya?(Hainan province,China)

      by ChinaNN Online Now Jun 5, 2009 at 8:07 AM

      hi dear all,
      As the summer is on the way.It's the best time to travel to sanya..A beautiful city locates in Hainan province,China.
      I am planning a trip to sanya on July or August with few of my girlfriends.Anybody wants to go may join us...

      Here is the link of some pics:

    • Haikou-Hainan-Sanya

      by leonghyi Online Now Mar 25, 2009 at 4:35 AM

      Hi there,

      I would like to visit Haikou-Hainan-Sanya around End April - 1st week of May for 4-5Nights, can anyone advise on the weather?

      We're looking at accomodation at around RMB500+ per night. Any recommendation and will it be cheaper if we were to book upon arrival?


      2 Answers Mar 29, 2009 at 1:08 AM
    • the cost of living

      by thebigone Online Now Jan 23, 2009 at 5:07 AM

      i would like to know the cost of living on the island i.e the price of a alcoholic drinks eating out day trips all the things people like to do on holiday is the island clean anything of help really

      1 Answer Jan 29, 2009 at 1:04 AM
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      URGENT - Advice needed

      by naturalbornflier Online Now Jan 6, 2009 at 3:56 AM

      I have booked an 8 day stay at Aegean Conifer REsort in May. I booked through I wired the full amount to them but it has been over a month and they have not recieved. Is this a legitimate travel agency?

      If i cancel, where can you recommend. There are 4 adults, and we like, beach, very nice rooms, bar etc

      Many thanks

      2 Answers Jan 7, 2009 at 6:36 AM
    • any reliable taxi service?

      by leechihang Online Now Nov 11, 2008 at 5:42 AM

      Hi, do you know any contacts of reliable taxi service? I'm from Hong Kong and I can understand Mandarin.

      1 Answer Nov 11, 2008 at 4:28 PM
    • Resort Intime

      by leechihang Online Now Nov 2, 2008 at 5:50 AM

      Has anyone heard of Resort Intime? Is it a good hotel?

      2 Answers Nov 11, 2008 at 5:44 AM
    • transport from Sanya Airport

      by leechihang Online Now Nov 1, 2008 at 6:39 PM

      Hi, how can I get to Narada Tropical Resort from Sanya Airport? The hotel said it has a pick-up service but it charges me RMB500. Is that too expensive?

      6 Answers Nov 7, 2008 at 9:05 PM
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      rumours that sanya is expensive?

      by naturalbornflier Online Now Sep 22, 2008 at 2:30 AM

      We wereplanning to stay in Sanya for a week in May but have since been told that it is expensive. £2.50 for a coke etc. Is this true?

      All we wanted to do was have a week on a beach, spoil ourselves. Any ideas on decent hotels, dont mind paying for acommodation but cant afford silly money for drinks food etc

      Help would be much appreciated

      3 Answers Sep 22, 2008 at 3:47 PM
    • Holiday Inn in Sanya

      by Brett-Wallace Online Now Aug 11, 2008 at 11:06 AM

      I am planning to stay in Holiday Inn in Yalong Bay in Sanya. Are there any shops/restaurants to buy food/drink nearby or do I need to rely on the hotel? Is food/drink expensive in the hotels?
      Monika :)

      2 Answers Aug 18, 2008 at 2:38 AM
    • Scooters in Sanya

      by Brett-Wallace Online Now Aug 10, 2008 at 2:46 AM

      I would like to spend a couple of weeks in Sanya in November. Can anyone tell me if it is possible to hire a motorbike/scooter in Sanya. If so where from and how much does it cost?

      2 Answers Apr 21, 2010 at 4:08 AM
    • Beaches in Yalong Bay and Sanya Bay

      by gtansy Online Now Aug 2, 2008 at 9:36 AM

      Hi, my family and I are planning to take a few days vacation in Sanya at the end of August. The hotel descriptions aren't very clear as to how far the beaches are. Can anyone tell me how far the beach is from the Crowne Plaza Hotel or the Holiday Inn Hotel in Yalong Bay?

      The Holiday Inn at Sanya bay says it has a beach front, is this beach good, or should I stick to Yalong Bay?


      5 Answers Aug 11, 2008 at 8:13 PM
    • Sanya

      by Brett-Wallace Online Now Aug 2, 2008 at 8:33 AM

      Hello VT’ers

      We are thinking of Sanya for one month from mid October-mid November.
      Can anybody tell me if the weather is good then or should we move the dates back or forward a few weeks.
      When is the busiest time for tourists, is there a time we should try and avoid?

      Also can anybody recommend a 3* or 4* hotel as we have no idea where is good/safe to stay?



      6 Answers Aug 6, 2008 at 7:27 AM
    • Flights from Zhu Hai or Macau to Sanya

      by Woja Online Now Jun 24, 2008 at 4:40 AM

      I trying to fly to Sanya from either Zhu Hai or Macau and cannot locate an airline that flies direct - does anybody know of one?

      3 Answers Sep 28, 2009 at 4:45 AM
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      What sort of electrical service can I expect in Sanya, China?

      by dgrundy Online Now Nov 17, 2007 at 2:26 PM

      I am traveling to Sanya, China soon for a business conference. I will be staying at the Hilton Resort. I am wondering if anyone knows what type of electrical connections I can expect there? 110? 220? What type of plugs?
      Thanks for your help.

      7 Answers Nov 23, 2007 at 10:10 AM
    • Flight Bejing-Sanya

      by frankdalian Online Now Nov 3, 2007 at 12:04 PM

      I want to flight on the 6th or 7th of january from bejing to sanya. We would like to spent there 10 days until the 17th of january. I have checked elong already, is there an other (cheaper) opportunity. I am already in dalian, china. Do you recommend to visit a chinese travel agency in dalian (a local can join me, so the language should be not a problem)

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2008 at 12:57 AM
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      One day in Sanya

      by Donna_in_India Online Now Oct 26, 2007 at 12:28 AM

      Hi - we'll be coming to Sanya for one day on a cruise ship. We'd like to tour on our own. Will we find transporation at the pier or can we make arrangements before we arrive? Also, what should we see? Thanks.

      4 Answers Jan 20, 2008 at 5:30 PM
    • visa on arrival ?

      by janiced Online Now Aug 30, 2007 at 8:51 PM

      Hi! I'm a US citizen trying to travel on my own to Sanya. I heard that there might be visa on arrival available, as long as I don't go to any other location in China other than Sanya. Is this true ? Appreciate your help !

      6 Answers Sep 10, 2007 at 12:08 AM
    • How could I go to downtown/Dai Dong Hai Bay area from Kempinski Hotel by public transport?

      by yeungrita113 Online Now Aug 30, 2007 at 7:11 PM

      I'm thinking of staying in the newly built Kempinski Hotel this Christmas. But since the hotel doesn't provide any shuttle bus service, does any one know if there's any public bus running to and from the Kempinski Hotel area to downtown of Sanya and to Dai Dong Hai Bay also (cos I want to go to the 'Spring Garden' seafood market for meals)? May I know the bus no. and is it running frequently? Is the bus stop near the Hotel? And is the same bus no. going back to Kempinski Hotel area also? Where should I take it when I am in downtown?

      Besides, any good massage centre (traditional chinese massage and not spa)in downtown also? What's the name and how do they charge? Many thanks!

      1 Answer Aug 30, 2007 at 10:06 PM
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      Sanya 1 week in mid Sept. 2008

      by harrischen Online Now Aug 15, 2007 at 5:31 PM

      Any friends out there know a good travel guide or companion in Sanya that know all the exciting places for night life sport fishing and diving.
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jan 17, 2008 at 11:47 PM
    • Weather

      by plasticsurgerydoc Online Now Aug 7, 2007 at 4:28 PM

      I am looking to travel to sanya at the end of september or beginning of October. How much rain is there at that time and what is the weather like.
      thank you

      3 Answers Jan 18, 2008 at 12:34 AM
    • Raining?

      by bambi_hk Online Now Jun 10, 2007 at 9:33 PM

      Hi everyone,

      I am looking into Sanya for a weekend getaway in 2 week's time..
      What's the weather like these days though, it's rainy in HK so I'm worried it will be quite similar in Sanya as well.....?
      I don't mind cloudy but rainy is no good as we won't be able to sit by the pool at all!


      2 Answers Jun 25, 2007 at 1:53 AM
    • holiday i sanya

      by whitfm031 Online Now May 16, 2007 at 1:24 PM

      This may sound a bit cheeky but I am just wondering How difficult will it be for english speaking people on holiday to be understtod outwith their hotels as I have read that mandarin is the only language spoken in shops , restaurants and taxis.
      Hope somebody can help

      7 Answers Jul 23, 2007 at 8:28 AM
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      water shops in yalong bay and kiddy friendly resturants

      by jamesandsarah2002 Online Now Apr 29, 2007 at 4:05 PM

      hi all,

      1) are there any water shops or supermarkets in yalong bay. our hotel charges 30 rmb per small water !!! we have small kids and require milk etc for parts of the day.

      3) the hotel we are staying is horzon is very nice but not many kidy friendly options
      we are staying breakfast only.

      we think we need to take a taxi to sanya any advice appreciated

      4 Answers May 2, 2007 at 4:43 AM