Sad day being told that VT will be coming to a close! I hope I have been able to help travellers to Shanghai and other destinations. Happy and safe travels to you all and to all the VT staff.
We will be in Shanghai in early June 2017 and would like to do a Yangtze River cruise from Yichang to Chongqin then fly to Xian for a couple of days then fly back to Shanghai again. Is it feasible to book this myself or does this need to be done through a travel agent and be on a private tour?
I figure we don't need a tour guide while on the cruise, but is it easy enough to get from end of cruise in Chongqin to airport with maybe a quick look around or trip to the zoo if I just organise a guide/driver myself?
I'm planning a big trip to China next year (Beijing, Shanghai, Xi'an and maybe a few others) and I want to book either one big tour or a few smaller tours. I don't know whether to book a private tour (which costs more) or a group tour? I don't think I want to be on a tour bus full of people but am aware of the costs of private tours. I don't think I can travel in this region without a guide, especially as I have zero language skills.
Has anyone had any experience with this? What should I look out for or be concerned about? I'm not really sure where to start.
Also, does anyone know any good value places to book tours? Is it better to wait until i'm there and find them or book from an agent here?? Any help welcome!
I have read that flights may be cancelled in winter to Dunhuang, I plan to visit in January. Any recommendations for the best way to travel from Wuhan?
I wonder if there is a direct bus from Guilin to Fenghuang.
If so, how often does it leave?? Where can i buy tickets??
We will be visiting Shanghai in March and would like some guidance as to the ancient water towns for day trips from Shanghai. I would take public transportation should I get a local guide or can I do it myself.
Are there any inexpensive guides to hire in Shanghai and where would I find therm
What is the name and road of the most famous Buddhist Temple in Shanghai that also has a vegetarian restaurant upstairs?
From Hong Kong next year I plan to go to Guilin/Yangshuo. I'd hear that Chinese emigration removes guidebooks due their maps ie Taiwan
Also will my tablet be OK?
Hi, we are a 4x4 communities in Malaysia and planning to go overland trip to all this countries...
We planning to travel in April 2017..
From Malaysia we will travel to Thailand ---> Myanmar ---> India
> India ---> Pakistan ---> China ---> Kyrgyzstan ---> Uzbekistan ---> Turkmenistan ---> Azerbaijan ---> Georgia ---> Turkey ---> Egypt
We would like to seek any advice from you guys out there who may have experience such travel journey related to the following :
1. Auto Travel guide
2. Entry permit (If any)
4. Road condition
Arriving in Wuhan November 7th, and leaving on the 15th. Staying at Dorsett Wuhan - Hongkong & Macao Centre, Wuhan, Hubei, 430014. Any and all tips appreciated!! Sites and food will be most appreciated!!
Hi, I am Indonesian. I will go to Shenzhen via Hongkong in December 2016 with my family,
is Visa On Arrival (VOA) still available?
Please kindly advise . Thanks.
In December we would like to travel from Kunming to Luang Namtha. To save time, we would like to hire a car and driver. Does anybody know approximate cost, time of travel and possible companies to contact please.
Where can I get info regarding factories in China who manufacture carved wooden table legs. It must be accessible from Hong Kong by train. I search alibaba.com but need more info.
Hello, we are traveling to Bejiing next week for several days (I know it will be busy as it is a national holiday), but want to know recommendations for best experiences at the Great Wall. We have looked at several tour agencies, it is advised to take a tour with a guide? If so, is it possible to book the trip from our hotel once we arrive, or do we need to book ahead of time? recommendations? thank you.
I will be in Xian from 9-15 October this year. I have a few questions:
- is there a need to configure my Samsung Note to access internet?
- is it cheaper to use private taxi/driver or to join advertised tours on viator for two senior travellers
- how to get to Citadines Central Aparthotel from Xian airport?
Appreciate advice. Thank you.
Do you think 60 minutes is enough for international transfer in Terminal 3 at Capital Airport?
I am landing at 12:25 and the connecting flight is at 13:25, so I have exactly 60 minutes.
I'm teaching English in Yangchun for 4 months as an internship. Does anyone know what is there around to visit on weekends? Or what places are nice to go out to in the city (parks, entertainment)?
Also, if you know how I could find some internationals or English speakers it would be very helpful!
Which seafood restaurants in Shanghai would you recommend that has lots and lots of fish tanks, an indication of really fresh live seafood and many choices. Heading for Shanghai in about two weeks. Thanks in advance. Bob
I need advice please.
I am flying to New Zealand and I have loong stop overs in Shanghai (8hrs) and on the return Beijing (7hrs)
I would like to get out of the airport and explore a bit. I am travelling with 10yr old little girl.
So how feasable is to go out and have quick look see in Shanghai and Beijing?
Is the airports too far away from the center?
Can you suggest quick short convinient tour for the two of us? And maybe nice authentic place to have bite to eat?
What is the best place to visit Pandas in China? I do not want my picture with a panda, but I want to learn about them and see them in the natural habitat if possible.
I am going to be in Kashgar from Sep 24 - 27 - looking for a day tour to Karakul Lake & Karakoram HWY. Any recommendations please? Or would it be better if I just organize it once I get there?
Hi! I am going to Urumqi on Sep 21. Does anyone know where I might be able to buy a prepaid sim card? (for my iphone 6 - with data plan) Thank you!
I want to join a tour group.
Any opinion on these dates below:
1) Feb 22- Was thinking about winter dreamland. But not sure if end feb is like that or just very misty?
2) March 10 / March 22 / March 29
3) April 05/ April 19/ April 28
4) May 05/ May 17 = Spring? Better than march/april?
Question #2: Is it appropriate for men to wear shorts in China and can beer be purchased in local stores for hotel consumption? Is the alcohol government regulated?
We will be in Xian for 3 days in early September. We would like to see the pandas at the louguantai wildlife rescue center. When we were Xian last year the center was temporarily closed. Does anyone know if it is now open. If it is what is the best way to get there and if by bus what bus. Any other information on the wildlife rescue center will be appreciated.
I am moving to Changchun on 21st sept to teach for 1yr, can anyone tell me what rmb I can live comfortably on a daily basis pls.
Am interested in purchasing a Tamron Lens for my Canon T5i but am hesitant because of the warnings of electronics stores in Shanghai. How do I verify the store & merchandise prior to purchase? Am I being too cautious?
I will be in Guilin in late December. I have heard that the water in Li River may be low at that time of year and that the cruise will only go from Daxu to Yangdi and will not go all the way to Xingping, therefore, skipping the most beautiful part of the Li River. Is there an alternative to go down the Li River other than being on the big river boats when the water is low? Is Yangshuo worth staying for a night or two or should I just go there on a day trip from Guilin? I want to go to Huangyao. How do I go there from Guilin? How long is the bus ride? Could I do it as a day trip or should I stay there overnight? Thanks
I have a few extra days to spend in Shanghai and would like to know what ancient water towns to visit. Looking to visit the ones that are not over run with tourists.