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!
can anyone recommend a hotel they have stayed in recently. clean and good size and not too expensive comfort range slightly below expensive class
Could anyone tell me if there is a bus connecting Jinghong and Yuanyang rice terraces?
If yes, how long does it take?How often do they leave from Jinghong?
Thank you very much!
I am planning to visit Kunming from Bangkok. The places I want to visit are - Dongchuan Red Land, World Horti-Expo Garden, Jiuxiang Scenic Area, Jiuxiang Scenic Area and may be Taihe Palace(not sure about this one).
So, can you please suggest me that what would be best to visit and if 4 days is sufficient to visit? And, may be help me with an sample itinerary?
Thanks a lot!
P.S - one more question. Daguan Pavilion is same as Dongchuan Red Land? If not same then I want to include is too.
I am an American currently live in Kunming, China for four years now (for a total of 13 years in China). So, far it is the BEST city in the world for me to live in and I hope/expect to live here forever. However, if for some reason I can't stay here at some point (e.g. China won't issue me another visa), I want to have a backup city for me to move to. And I want to KNOW what my backup city is in advance.
I have several criteria for my backup city (to try to match Kunming or better):
1) Good weather year around (Kunming almost always gets up to 15 degrees (Celsius) each day in the winter and rarely goes above 30 degrees in the summer)
2) Great prices compared to USA (it would cost me six times more to live in the USA given my current level of living here in Kunming: I have a 2700 square foot luxury apartment for $500 USD per month; my personal assistant works for me for less than $3 per hour, etc.)
3) I would like to live in a city of 1,000,000 or more, although I might accept as low at 500,000.
4) The residents of this city should have a friendly attitude towards Americans.
These are my basic requirements. Do you know of any cities in your travels that might fit?
With much appreciation...
Will be there for 8 days in December, can anyone suggest interesting places to visit ? Thanks.
Can anyone suggest how to go around these places in 8 days free n easy ? My wife and I plan to go to Kunming for 2 days, 3 days in Dali and 3 days in Lijiang. Will there be a problem taking public transport in these places ?
I would like to buy a tablet in kunming. I am looking for a good but cheap (chinese) brand. Where can i find a tablet store and when i buy a Chinese brand, would it be easily possible to translate the software in english?
Thanks a lot!
Anyone been to Deqin, China?
Am arriving in Kunming tomorrow and I need to urgently get my laptop fixed as it is infected with a virus. Can anyone recommend where I can go where the staff speak good english.
I am looking for a professional/reliabe driver from Kunming to YuanYang
I'm going to Yunnan this May/June. Places I'd like to visit are Kunming, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge. I'm wondering of anyone has any travel advice? Also looking for travel buddies for the trip- will be doing quite a bit of hiking/trekking, I hope.
Could you suggest a 3 days itinerary in Lijiang?
Could you please recommend two days of activities for Kunming?
planning to go back to Yunnan in Jan or Feb for at least 10 days into area with rice fields near Yuanyang or Lao/Viet border. Is it possible to catch direct buses from either Meng La or Jinhong, since I'll enter China from Laos? Or do I have to go somewhere else (Pu'er/Simao?)? Which district is best to use as a base for exploring the area, any place that has bike rental services?
Hi, if I wish to take the shuttle bus from the airport into the hotel in the city, where do I get down? After that, do I take a taxi or walk? Or is it better to take a taxi directly?
The hotel is in East Shifu Street, Kunming City Center. TQ.
Can anyone give an opinion about Cloudland Youth Hostel and The Hump Youth Hostel?
In terms of location (train station, airport, shopping malls) and other factors like cleanliness.
I am also open to staying at budget hotels and hope to get some recommendations (about 200 yuan/night). TQ.
I shall be in Kunming on 11 Nov and have planned to fly to Shangrila on 13 Nov before slowly making my way down to Kunming once more via Dali and Lijiang by bus/train. Is this a good idea or should I go up slowly by bus/train up to Shangrila before flying back to Kunming? TQ.
I'm planning for my honeymoon in Lijiang from 2nd Oct to 7th Oct.
Wondering how will the weather/temperature be like because me and my partner are from a tropical country so we're quite unsure of what to pack. Don't want to be freezing out butts off there :D
What is a good website for maps because I believe google and google maps are unavailable in China.
Would be helpful if anybody could give me some suggestions for the itinerary.
Thanks in advance everybody.
I'm planning a trip from Kunming to Lijiang by overnight train. I need some suggestion from you.
1. Which overnight Train has VIP Chamber, since we, a couple, will visit with 3 yr kid (height is less than 95cm)
a. K9606 (20:53 ~ 06:33)
b. K9610 (21:58 ~ 07:10)
c. K9614 (22:28 ~ 07:39)
d. K9652 (23:55 ~ 10:12)
2. I will start on 28th Oct 2012 from Kunming by overnight train. Is it possible to book the ticket from the website http://www.12306.cn/mormhweb/kyfw/ just now to ensure to get by anyone else with my name & passport number.
3. How much it would take by a taxi from Kunming new airport to Train Station at around 19:30 and what will be the time to reach.
4. Is there any alternative way (by bus) to reach Train Station from new airport? What is the route if we want to go by bus & what time it may take at the evening time?
Thanks in advance for your great passions.
Would you please suggest me an itinerary:
Planning to reach Lijiang at early morning of 29th Oct (by overnight train) and will leave evening of Nov 01 (by overnight train) from Kunming. It means I have 4 Days & 3 Nights to explore the Lijiang, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain & Tiger Leaping Gorge (if possible).
Please consider that I'm very much interested to observe the Snowfall.
I'm planning to visit with my wife & 3 years kid.
Would you please suggest me an itinerary which is not tiring & also enjoyable.
Waiting for your valued suggestion.
My wife and me intend to travel to Yunnan on September-October. We would like to travel for 6 days to East Yunnan (Luoping-Bamei area). We are looking for a driver+car or a guide+car for this time. We will be on low budget so a simple car with a friendly driver/guide will be enough for us.
From info on the internet, it seems it may snow in Shangrila in November. Are the tourist attractions accessible in that weather?
A friend and I will be going to Yunnan in mid-November for 2 weeks. Besides Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila, I hope to be able to go to Yuanyang too. Is 2 weeks enough? Approximately, how many days for each place? Thank you.
My travel plans are so far this : Arrive Shanghai, explore Shaoxing and vicinity, train to Guangzhou, onward either to Guilin and the terraces OR to Dali in Yunnan. it looks a beautiful place but its more travelling.
Trains are not direct either so how much would it cost to fly ? i would go about 5th October for 4 days
We are planning this leg. We would be coming from Chengdu. I am uncertain as to what is the best approach and whether it is worth the effort involved to get to Lijiang. We are not hikers and I have read that the roads to the various Gorges can be quite dangerous. We are also trying to decide if it is a scenic route by train from Lijiang to Kunming during the day. Of course I am also concerned about availability of train tickets as we are not on a flexible timetable.
Is Kunming just another big city?
I have also read that there is a bit of turbulance flying into Lijiang or Kunming. As I have some problems with flying this is another concern.
I don't wish to sound so negative but I want to make sure that I am not totally out of my comfort zone in doing this holiday.
We plan to go to Guilin from there. Hoping that someone can me iron out my concerns.
I am leaving next week to Kunming-Dali-lIjiang and the itinerary after Lijiang is TLG to Shangrila and back to Lijiang. I think I will not join the tour to Shangrila to but only to Tiger Leaping Gorge the half day morning tour. After that I will go back to Lijiang by myself. Could you please advise any public transport back to Lijiang and for how long ? The group will come bback to Lijiang again after one night in Shangrila.
Can you please help me with the best time to visit southern China eg Guangzhou & Guilin and then South West China in Kunming, Dali & Lijiang. We don'twant to be there at the wettest time of the year nor the coldest.
Planning to Kunming then Dali for 2 days and Lijiang to visit many places around there. I am worried about the height as I am sensitive to altitude. Please need advice from those who have ever been there. To go to Shangrila, any problem ? And what about Jade Dragon snow mountain ? If I go there, but stay on ground without taking the chairlift up the mountain. I know that I may have to carry oxygen tube or chinese medicine but will this really help ?
Does anyone know where I can get a computer (external hard drive) repaired in Kunming?