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    • buying online

      Guangzhou 12 hours ago


      I would like to buy stuff on line in Guangzhou. which site can I use?

    • 9 days - Lijiang, Dali and Shangrila

      Lijiang Apr 12, 2014 at 12:37 AM

      I am planning a 9 days trip to China where I will be flying into Lijiang and hoping to cover Lijiang, Dali and Shangrila. I would like to do some trekking and explore around to understand the local way of life.

      Some help in my planning is greatly appreciated:
      1. How many days should I spend in each of the places?
      2. How do I go from one place to another? Do I have to book in advance or will i be able to just do it via the guesthouse?
      3. How long is the travel from place to place? I am particularly concerned about the treks where I might require a stayover? Which are the ones I should look out for so I can factor that in my planning.

      THANK YOU very much!

    • transport and driver

      Nanchong Apr 1, 2014 at 6:21 AM

      i need to travel from Nanchong to Ciangxi county about 100 km. I wish to hire transport and driver or is it cheap by taxi?

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      How can I reach Zigong from Suzhou?

      Zigong Mar 21, 2014 at 7:25 AM

      I am travelling to Suzhou next week. I will be staying in Shilla Hotel Jinji Lake. And I want to visit Zigong Dinosaur museum during Sunday. How can I reach Zigong Dinosaur Museum from Suzhou? I couldn't find a direct train from Suzhou to Zigong. How can I reach Zigong through train or internal flight? I know the road is very long between Suzhou & Zigong, that's why I excluded automobile or bus transportation.

    • Nanning transport

      Nanning Mar 20, 2014 at 11:20 PM

      What's the coach fare from Nanning to Bama longevity village and travelling time as well as what frequency ? Thanks on advance for a response.

    • Tibet permit rule in 2014

      Tibet Apr 15, 2014 at 12:21 AM

      Is it true we Taiwan people can not travel with Chinese or western man? I read the notice on the site Anybody here can clarify? I plan to join in my American friends' group.

    • Hiking from jinshanlin to Simitai without a guide?

      China Apr 14, 2014 at 11:01 AM


      I'm visiting Beijing this summer, and I really want to hike on the great wall from Jinshanlin to Simitai.Unfortunately, the organized trips are quite expensive.
      So my question to you is whether it is possible to hike this part of the great wall on your own. Or are there chances I might get lost or might not be able to fix transport?

      Many thanks in advance :-)


    • Bus from Nanning to Suzhou

      Suzhou Apr 14, 2014 at 10:14 AM

      Is there any bus from Nanning to Suzhou?

    • What other places close to Zhangjiajie can we visit

      Zhangjiajie Apr 13, 2014 at 12:46 PM

      What other places close to Zhangjiajie can we visit? We are going to What other places close to Zhangjiajie can we visit and were trying to find other places around there that might have Buddhist Caves or temples that are worth seeing.


    • Pet's Accessories

      Guangzhou Apr 9, 2014 at 5:22 PM

      Where can I shop for retail pet's accessories in Guangzhou?

    • Thai food in Hangzhou

      Hangzhou Apr 6, 2014 at 3:08 AM

      What is the best Thai restaurant in Hangzhou?

    • Zhuhai - Qing Yuan

      Qingyuan Apr 3, 2014 at 7:01 PM

      From which bus station in Zhuhai do I get a bus to Qing Yuan?

    • Life in Ningbo for an expat

      Ningbo Mar 30, 2014 at 6:36 AM

      I have taught in China and Thailand but never Ningbo. How does it rate as far as a good place to live and teach for one from the USA that enjoys life and friends. How is the food and what about the level of pollution? What is the best and worst of Ningbo?
      Thanks, Wade

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      getting around Taishan

      Taishan Mar 30, 2014 at 6:21 AM

      Taishan is rather big but my grandparent village is Sai Chat, Nam Wah cheun (village), and it does not appear anywhere in the map. Any body knows where it is situated in Taishan (Hoisan)??

    • Intercon Resort Paradise Jiuzhaigou Hotel

      Jiuzhaigou Mar 25, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      Is this hotel within short walking distance to the National Park?

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      Where to stay in ShenZhen - convenient & safe

      Shenzhen 17 hours ago

      Hi all
      We heading from HongKong to Shenzhen.
      Probably staying for 2 nites.
      Should we put up in Luohu area or Futian?
      Heard there is a Kai Li Hotel.
      Any advice is appreciated.


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      Great Wall of China Badaling Section

      China Apr 9, 2014 at 3:45 AM

      Hi all! I'm going to China and part of the tour takes me to the Badaling section of the Great Wall. I only have 2 hours there :( and wondering what my best options are for getting some good photos and seeing the best part of the wall (from there obviously)...should I go north or south or ???? Am I best to take off and see how far I can get in almost an hour then wander back or ???? I'll arrive there at 5 pm - hoping it's not dark by then in mid May too. Any suggestions welcome. :)

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      Airport, Accomodation, Itinerary

      Shanghai Shi Apr 1, 2014 at 1:48 AM

      First time visiting Shanghai with 2 pax, around 7D6N during end of May 2014. Wish the itinerary won't be that compact and change hotel so frequent, also not very interested to musuem and gallery. Can please advice me how to arrange this 7D6N itinerary?

      Since I yet buy flight ticket, which Shanghai airport is more nearer and convenient for tourist? Pudong or HongQiao?

      For accomodation, my budget is around 600yuan per night. clean, near subway and nice location. Any suggestion?

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      advices needed for choosing travel agency

      Tibet Apr 1, 2014 at 1:30 AM

      we will travel to Tibet during September 2014 in a group. So far, we have 3 travel agencies had made their quotation to us. the price is almost the same. Therefore, we really need experts here to advice us, which has better reputation and services:


      Please advice us. Thanks!

    • Backpacking in China

      China Mar 30, 2014 at 1:05 PM

      My husband and I would like to travel to China backpacking. We are both British. I understand that we need an invitation. How can we obtain the invitation.
      Thank you

    • good hotels in lijiang for two nights

      Lijiang Apr 1, 2014 at 4:56 AM

      can anyone recommend a hotel they have stayed in recently. clean and good size and not too expensive comfort range slightly below expensive class
      thank you

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      Buying fast G train ticket right before departure (Beijing South to Shanghai)?

      Beijing Apr 3, 2014 at 5:59 AM

      I will land in BJ early afternoon (from USA), but I do not want to pre-purchase a ticket (in case of miss it due to traffic etc.). Can I buy a ticket at the Beijing South train station for the immediate next departure train to Shanghai (I am an American)?

      Or do I really have to pre-purchase online? Any suggestion on which website to buy ( If I miss the train I have the ticket for, would it be too much trouble having to have the ticket (for the missed train) refund first, then but another one?

      I am leaving tomorrow, any quick advice would be highly appreciated! Thanks!

    • 3 weeks in Hong-Kong, Guangzhou and Guilin

      China Mar 29, 2014 at 11:12 AM

      Hello dear travellers!

      Me and my friend are planing to go to the southern parts of China in mid November and stay there for three weeks. We want to spend approximately 1,5 weeks in the bigger cities such as Hong-Kong, Macau and Guangzhou and spend approximately 1,5 weeks on a trip in the countryside surrounding Guilin with the final destination of Guilin.

      First of all we are wondering if this seems doable given our period of time.
      Secondly we would like to get feedback about these destinations and if there is anything special (sights, cities etc) in the vicinity that you'd recommend we see (or if there is any cities nearby that might be of more interest?)

      Best regards
      The happy travellers Joactor

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      Is China safe for 2 females travelling alone?

      China Yesterday

      I will be going to China with my mother in May and wondered if it is safe to travel 'alone' as just 2 females down in southern China - Guilin/Yangshuo/Longsheng areas?? TIA :)

    • fraud, varifacation this is legitament

      China Apr 9, 2014 at 6:45 AM

      Ling Chen

      Customer Care

      Virtual Tourist Travels

      Tel: (0086) 157-6889-8352 is this part of your company im tring to buy a vissa for my girlfriend they want me send money western union

    • Urumqi Visa Agency Question

      by HazzDude Online Now Sep 18, 2013 at 6:48 AM

      I need to apply for a transit visa for Turkey however, I live in Urumqi and the closest embassy or consulate is in Beijing. It seems that this application must be made in person, however it is a long way for me to travel. It turns out that if you give power of attorney (vekalet) to a person they are able to make the application on your behalf. Does anyone know of a trusted service in Urumqi able to help me on this matter?

      1 Answer Sep 26, 2013 at 12:19 AM
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      urumqi airport

      by AnandG Online Now Aug 8, 2013 at 2:59 AM

      I am visiting Shanghai via Urumqi. Can any1 help me with urumqi airport. is there any wifi zone?

      1 Answer Sep 4, 2013 at 5:48 AM
    • football

      by sidradev Online Now May 7, 2013 at 9:15 PM

      Hi every one .... Can plz anyone tell me where should I go for buying stuff in urumqi if I'm a football fan .I am here in urumqi n in few days going back home but I don't know where to look for such stuff

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      Khunjirap Pakistan from Kashgar

      by phoros62 Online Now Apr 19, 2011 at 3:53 AM

      Hi all :)
      Do You know, whether due to weather conditions Khunjirap Pass is open? Is it after 1st of May, or now already.
      Do You know, whether with the Pakistan visa could I cross this pass?
      /I'm Polish union/.
      What could be the fastest time to get visa in Pakistan Consulate in Chengdu, /with the possible letter of invitation from my friend from Lahore/? Does anyone has any experience?
      Did anyone cross this pass lately/even last year/ it safe to reach Quetta, Peshawar? How long it lasts to come to Peshawar fro Khunjirap pass?
      my skype:phoros62 for any contact, or email:

      8 Answers Apr 19, 2011 at 8:43 PM
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      Tajikistan Consulate in Urumqi

      by phoros62 Online Now Apr 17, 2011 at 8:16 PM

      Hi..does anybody knows any info about getting visa to Tajikistan in Urumqi?
      Does this consulate still exists? :)
      What is the fastest way to get this visa/my friend in Dushanbe could send me the invitation letter-would it help?
      I know, there is a border cross straight from China to Tajikistan.
      Is it only for local people, or can I use it?/I want to pass after 29th of April/.
      Does anybody knows, about the possibility to draw the money from ATM in Dushanbe, or should I change money in Malaysia and take there USD?
      Thanks in advance..:)

      1 Answer Apr 17, 2011 at 11:12 PM
    • Airport Hotels

      by olk Online Now Nov 5, 2010 at 10:52 AM

      Hi, I am travaling to Thailand through China. I have long waits for my connecting flights: in Guangzhou Baiyun (CAN)on the way to Thailand and in Urumqi (URC) on the way back. I am a US citizen. Are there hotels within the airports where I can spend the night, so that I don't need to get a Chinese visa? Thank you.

      3 Answers Nov 8, 2010 at 2:04 AM
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      travel to Urumqi

      by rbakbike Online Now Oct 21, 2010 at 11:07 AM

      I am looking to travel to Urumqi to meet a friend (Chinese citizen). My China visa is in the process of being worked on. I am US citizen. The visa company said there may be a problem with going to Urumqi. Does anyone know of any issues currently that prohibit foreigners from traveling to Urumqi?

      2 Answers Oct 25, 2010 at 4:54 PM
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      by Zsaba Online Now Sep 1, 2010 at 3:00 AM


      I was just wondering if anyone can help me with cheap accomodation in Urumqi for a couple of days and possibly to suggest a travel agency which organises trips to the sorrounding area.


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      by Zsaba Online Now Aug 7, 2010 at 3:12 AM

      Hello there!

      I am a Hungarian cityzen currently working in Kabul. I'd like to do a trip to uygur land. I have found direct flight to Urumqi but as soon as i'll be there i will be needing some help to do the rest.


      Csaba Arvai

      4 Answers Apr 20, 2011 at 1:45 AM
    • Apartment style hotel in Urumqi

      by pauldwilkinson Online Now Jun 4, 2010 at 5:13 AM

      Does anybody know of an apartment style hotel in Urumqi? I have a client wanting to stay several months for work.

      Thank you.

      3 Answers Jul 17, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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      LOI ?

      by kafayat Online Now May 14, 2010 at 12:25 PM

      Dear all members,
      My nationalty is Pakistani, do i need LOI for tour to urumqi, if any, then where to consult ?
      Thanks all,

      3 Answers May 15, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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      Letter of invitation ?

      by kafayat Online Now May 14, 2010 at 12:07 PM

      Dear all,
      Can anybody tell me that if an individual or a couple of friends go on tour to urumqi on their own, how to get letter of invitation, a primary requirement for the issuance of visa ?????
      many thanks !

      2 Answers Jul 17, 2010 at 6:16 AM
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      overland travel from pakistan to urumqi, china.

      by kafayat Online Now Apr 30, 2010 at 12:49 PM

      dear all,
      i am a pakistani national. I need to know can i travel overland from pakistan to urumqi, for a tour of 02 weeks. If yes, what is channel to contact, and how much budget is required for such tour ? thanks all....

      7 Answers May 17, 2010 at 11:02 PM
    • Budget Airfare to Urumqi

      by mymhkuan Online Now Jun 3, 2009 at 4:02 PM

      My friends and I (all about 70 years old) will be in Macau in July.We intend to cross over to China for a 9-day free and easy trip.

      We intend to fly to Urumqi from Guangzhow or Shenzen and later make our way back by land.

      Please advise where we can purchase budget airfare or any other matters like accomodations and travel useful to us

      4 Answers Jun 7, 2009 at 5:17 AM
    • Accomodation Urumqi

      by LGG123 Online Now Apr 24, 2009 at 7:16 AM

      Anyone have suggestions to cheap accomodation in Urumqi? Thanks.

      2 Answers May 5, 2009 at 4:52 AM
    • london to urumqi

      by paulstubbs Online Now Mar 16, 2009 at 2:48 AM

      I am planning a trip to urumqi and would like to know what flights to take from london uk. do i fly direct, or to what city in china before then flying on to urumqi?

      4 Answers Oct 17, 2012 at 6:28 AM
    • Judo, Jiu-Jitsu, Shuai Jiao, Sambo, ect. in Urumqi?

      by jshoemaker Online Now Feb 24, 2008 at 6:51 PM

      I'm considering moving to Urumqi (from Austin, Texas) and would like to know if there are any grappling clubs or classes in Urumqi. I am a BJJ blue belt and would like to continue my training in at least some way once I get there.

      Does anyone know if there are grappling schools in the area?

      Jon Shoemaker

      2 Answers Mar 9, 2013 at 9:07 PM
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      Getting to the centre of Euro-Asia

      by ellyse Online Now Jun 26, 2007 at 9:06 PM

      How do you get to the place near Urumqi which's the centre of Euro-Asia? Lonely Planet 2005 doesn't have a clue.

      8 Answers Jul 5, 2007 at 3:24 AM
    • reputable travel agency

      by anaisyu Online Now Jun 23, 2007 at 10:13 PM

      Could anyone please recommend reputable, reliable travel agencies in Urumqi?

      4 Answers Nov 11, 2008 at 12:40 AM
    • Silk Route

      by Jie33 Online Now Jun 15, 2007 at 10:20 AM

      My husband and I would be interested in the Silk route but have no idea where to start.? We would prefer 9 to 10 days duration for the tour because we plan to fly to Japan for another extend 4 days before flying home.
      This is in the planning stage and would probably do in 2009.

      I have other trips to China on my mind but will discuss later.


      21 Answers Aug 1, 2007 at 10:11 PM
    • Airport Hotel

      by ladies Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 6:30 PM


      Sorry, I meant hotel nearest to Urumqi Airport.


      3 Answers Oct 25, 2007 at 1:12 AM
    • Nearest airport hotel

      by ladies Online Now Mar 5, 2007 at 6:28 PM


      Can anybody tell me what are the hotels nearest to the urumqi hotel, if possible, walkiing distant.


      1 Answer Apr 4, 2007 at 2:28 AM
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      what can I do

      by barbaradangelo Online Now Oct 25, 2006 at 9:27 AM

      I'm moving to urumqi to live and work, and I'm little bit worry about the language and what i can do by myself. There is any nice place to go in urumqi?

      9 Answers Nov 9, 2008 at 8:28 PM
    • Xinjiang in November - too cold / sites closed?

      by amorypsyche Online Now Oct 23, 2006 at 9:00 PM

      I'm planning to visit Urumqi, Turban and Kanas Lake.

      Is Kanas Lake closed in November?

      How is the weather like in these places?

      6 Answers Aug 2, 2007 at 1:03 AM
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      From Urumqi to Turpan and Nam Tso

      by queenminka Online Now Aug 22, 2006 at 9:38 AM

      I'll be at a conference in Urumqi, and now I'm thinking about excursions for a group to Turpan and Tian Chi Lake. Are one-day trips possible? And maybe somebody knows if excursions are offered, or would we have to use puplic transportations?

      And perhaps somebody has another good tip what to do with a group of scientists?

      thanks in advance,

      3 Answers Sep 1, 2006 at 12:50 AM
    • Rent a bus

      by stolirakis7 Online Now Aug 1, 2006 at 5:00 AM

      I need help!
      How can i find a bus to rent for 11 days to make trip to Dunhuan.
      may be someone know phone of agency which have buses.
      thank you.

      2 Answers Aug 4, 2006 at 12:36 AM
    • where is fubar?

      by mangoman72 Online Now Apr 30, 2006 at 12:50 AM

      It's come to my attention that that John's cafe has been closed for over three years. I'll be going to Urumqi on the 12th of May and would like to get some up to date information as the present guide books don't seem to be reliable. I've heard of a new foreign owned bar called fubar. Where is it and has anyboy been there?

      2 Answers Jun 26, 2007 at 9:10 PM
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      ATM in Xinjiang

      by Fish7 Online Now Jul 28, 2005 at 11:39 AM

      I will be leaving for Xinjiang next week. I would like to find out some info on ATM in Xinjiang. Are there a lot of ATMs in Urumqi, Turpan,Kuqa? Do they take Foreign ATM cards? and any fee for the withdrawl? I really appreciate if any of you can provide me the info on this.


      8 Answers Oct 10, 2006 at 11:16 AM
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      Wi-Fi in the city

      by bhemak Online Now Jul 12, 2005 at 3:17 AM

      Does anyone know a place I can find wi-fi in Urumqi? In a hotel, a cafe, or whatever. Hopefully free, but not neccisary.


      7 Answers Apr 30, 2006 at 12:38 AM
    • Urumqi-Almaty

      by ChinaVeronika Online Now May 1, 2005 at 4:59 AM


      I have in mind going by train from Urumqi to Almaty in september. There are only two trains per week. Do you know, if the trains are often fully booked? Is it possible to get a ticket for four persons, when I buy it in Beijing aprox. 5 days before the departure. Or, how many days before departure can I buy the tickets? And what´s the price for it?
      Thank you!