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    • aussiejen's Profile Photo

      Travel agent or book myself for domestic flights and river cruise?

      China Dec 25, 2016 at 8:43 PM

      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?

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      Thank you and goodbye

      Shanghai Jan 8, 2017 at 3:34 AM

      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.

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      Has anyone here booked a tour in China?

      China Dec 20, 2016 at 3:54 PM

      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!

    • VOA to shenzhen

      by valindri Online Now Oct 18, 2016 at 8:55 PM

      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.

      1 Answer Oct 18, 2016 at 9:12 PM
    • VOA to shenzhen

      by Lululol Online Now Jun 25, 2016 at 8:53 AM

      Hi everybody,
      Im a Danish Girl travelling to shenzhen tomorrow and i really want to cross the boarder at shenzhen Bay. Does anyone know if it is possible to get the visa on arrivel at that boarder?
      I know she kou boarder is close as well, but the ferry ticket is over my budget... :/
      Please help,
      Thanks in advance

      2 Answers Jun 25, 2016 at 10:11 AM
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      which shenzhen train station?

      by kcnaguit Online Now Apr 7, 2016 at 7:49 AM

      hi! i usually travel from Hong Kong International Airport to Guangzhou by van and bus.
      Van-from HKIA airport to Shenzhen
      Bus-from Shenzhen to Guangzhou
      Now i would like to try taking the train from Shenzhen
      What is the name of the Train Station in Shenzhen just right after the border where you can see many transport buses waiting?

      3 Answers Apr 17, 2016 at 10:13 PM
    • Need info ViSA ON Arrival Shenzhen

      by Nilamsari Online Now Mar 13, 2016 at 8:55 PM

      Hi, I am Indonesian. I will go to Shenzhen via Hongkong in 29th June 2016 with my family, is Visa On Arrival (VOA) still available?
      Please kindly advise . Thanks.

      4 Answers Mar 17, 2016 at 8:10 AM
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      Help required for recommendation on hotel stay for 1 nite near airport or train station

      by rosielim Online Now Oct 28, 2015 at 11:45 PM

      Hello there,
      We are travelling in a group of 4 (3 seniors with me) taking high speed train from Guilin and will arrive Shenzhen North station during the late evening around 10pm. Would like to check in to a hotel for 1 nite to catch a flight the next morning. Therefore would appreciate for good recommendation on hotel stay either near BaoÁn Intl Airport or Shenzhen North train station.
      How about transport, is it safe to take any cabs in Shenzhen.We have 4 medium sized luggages.
      Your help is greatly appreciated.
      Tks & Regards,

      7 Answers Nov 23, 2015 at 8:57 PM
    • Where to stay

      by Shimmy81 Online Now Oct 28, 2015 at 8:01 PM

      hi there just looking at coming to Shenzhen like to be near some shopping like clothing electrical and General knick knacks also if it near some tourist attractions too. Which area is best and any ideas on some 4 star hotels thanks so much really appreciate it. Thankyou

      2 Answers Oct 28, 2015 at 9:53 PM
    • Shenzhen Train station to Hong Kong

      by LauraH45 Online Now Aug 15, 2015 at 11:06 PM

      Hi, I will be arriving on a G-Train into shenzhen North train station and im wanting to get into Hong Kong.

      Can anyone help with how to do this??

      Thanx in advance

      9 Answers Aug 17, 2015 at 6:59 AM
    • 5 weeks in china traveling with child!

      by nat_805 Online Now Aug 15, 2015 at 12:59 AM

      hey I am looking for advise..
      During next years summer holidays July 2016 I am hoping to travel to china so far my plans are to:
      fly from London to Beijing were I intend on spending 5 nights, then fly to Shenzhen were I will be spending 21 nights, then over to Hong Kong for 7 nights.
      I have already started looking into costs of flights accommodation and reserved and booked certain parts of this trip ..
      its more other expenses that I cant get a general idea of like the cost of food, transport and day to day living cost.
      I will be traveling with my 7 year old daughter obviously traveling with a child brings along more worries then going solo, any advise on attractions, things to just any general advice regarding this would be of great help.
      Also while in Shenzhen I am hoping to find some volunteer work just 2/3 days week within a school setting ideally summer schools, play group/English school ect.. This is just an idea, as I work in education day to day within a high school specialising in working with SEN within a main stream setting, and think this would be amazing opportunity for both me and my child. obviously I would need to find somewhere that wouldn't mind her being with me but as an idea I was wondering if this was possible?
      any help would be brilliant

      3 Answers Aug 16, 2015 at 3:36 PM
    • Visa Application

      by Jessicaaaaaaaa Online Now Jul 18, 2015 at 8:35 AM

      I am a Malaysian. I will be going Shenzhen from Macau on this coming tuesday. I didn't apply any visa. Can I apply visa on arrival (voa)? Is it still available?

      4 Answers Oct 30, 2016 at 10:18 PM
    • Travel route

      by ShrutiK8 Online Now Apr 18, 2015 at 2:34 AM

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

      2 Answers Apr 18, 2015 at 11:02 PM
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      From Hongkong to shenzen

      by effazainal Online Now Mar 12, 2015 at 12:23 AM

      Hello VTers

      It's my first time travelling to shenzen and how do I travel to shenzen by train(which I heard of) from hongkong?

      5 Answers Apr 28, 2015 at 4:35 AM
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      Best budget hotel

      by effazainal Online Now Mar 10, 2015 at 4:40 AM

      It's my first trip to shenzen and I need recommendation to 4* hotel. Preferably near whole centre and halal food places?
      Or the nearest train station from HK?

      3 Answers Mar 11, 2015 at 11:31 PM
    • Shenzhen visa

      by kwill0 Online Now Jan 7, 2015 at 8:46 AM

      Can I (EU nationality) get a 1-month or 2-month tourist visa at Luohu port crossing to visit Shenzhen only, other than 5-day visa? If so, how much does it cost? Thanks!

      1 Answer Jan 7, 2015 at 12:16 PM
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      Transportation from Airport to Dongmen

      by rosielim Online Now Dec 12, 2014 at 6:49 PM

      Hi, Is there another way to travel to Dongmen besides taxi? I understand that they do not use meters. What is the price like? I have booked a hotel in Dongmen for easy shopping. What are the places of interests in ShenZhen that I can visit besides shopping :P And may i know what will the temperature be during 1 Jan 2015. Tks& Rgds, Rosie


      4 Answers Dec 14, 2014 at 7:05 AM
    • visa on arrival

      by adventchildren Online Now Nov 9, 2014 at 5:27 PM

      Hii..Iam Indonesian, I will go to Shenzhen via Hongkong in 24th December 2014, is Visa On Arrival (VOA) still available?
      can I take plan from Shenzen to Singapore by using Visa On Arrival (VOA)?

      3 Answers Dec 10, 2014 at 9:12 PM
    • Antique baby caps

      by Affroz Online Now Aug 21, 2014 at 8:21 PM

      Where can I find antique Chinese baby caps in Shenzhen and what am I looking at in terms of price? Thanks.

    • field trip

      by Affroz Online Now Aug 21, 2014 at 7:02 PM

      Taking high school students for field trip to Shenzhen. Please suggest reasonable accommodation and things to do for about four days.

      6 Answers Aug 22, 2014 at 6:36 PM
    • Cell phone

      by mfkeenan Online Now Jul 1, 2014 at 1:41 AM

      Should I buy a new iPhone 5 in the states before moving to Shenzhen or buy a new phone when I get there?

      2 Answers Jul 1, 2014 at 8:51 AM
    • V.oa office in Luo Hu

      by JadeImel Online Now May 24, 2014 at 6:41 AM

      Hii...I am Indonesian. I will go to Shenzhen on 27th June 2014 ( next month).
      Is the VOA Shenzhen office in Luo Hu open at that time?
      Thanks in advanced.

      5 Answers Jul 15, 2014 at 8:47 AM
    • 999 Royal Suites and Towers

      by peppy5 Online Now May 19, 2014 at 10:57 PM

      Is there a Mcdonald's, Pizza Hut, Subway or Starbucks close to this hotel in Shenzhen?

      1 Answer May 20, 2014 at 8:59 AM
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      weather, flood?

      by rakastan520 Online Now May 11, 2014 at 7:35 PM

      What is the weather like in Shenzhen?

      6 Answers May 14, 2014 at 11:50 AM
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      Where to stay in ShenZhen - convenient & safe

      by btin Online Now Apr 19, 2014 at 5:19 AM

      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.


      2 Answers Apr 20, 2014 at 7:04 AM
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      by Seisei Online Now Mar 5, 2014 at 1:47 PM

      we are planing to visit Shenzhen
      its our first trip
      we need a clean and budget hotel around 150 -180
      kindly advice

      1 Answer Mar 24, 2014 at 2:30 AM
    • visa to Shenzhen for British nationals

      by maria32788 Online Now Feb 10, 2014 at 4:48 AM

      latest advisory please for british nationals visiting Shenzhen? can we still obtain visa upon arrival from HK airport at LuoHu border?
      we plan to travel on 05mar14
      i am getting confused as there are so many conflicting informations on the internet.


      6 Answers Feb 12, 2014 at 2:44 AM
    • 5 day visum shenzhen

      by bachlerh Online Now Jun 22, 2013 at 12:51 AM

      at which time do I get a shenzhen visum on the boarder?

      2 Answers Jun 22, 2013 at 2:03 AM
    • Beijing to Shenzhen?

      by Bradon Online Now Jun 9, 2013 at 6:13 AM

      Hey guys,

      I'm planning to visit a friend who lives in Longgang District, somewhere about 10 -15 walking minutes away from the MRT station (Longchang Square). I will take a GT train from Beijing to Shenzhen, but I'm a little confused how to get to my friend's place in a fast and cheap way.

      Thanks in advance.

      3 Answers Jun 9, 2013 at 7:51 PM
    • branded bags

      by rosymannat Online Now Apr 30, 2013 at 10:21 AM

      where do we get branded bags like fendi ,coach etc aaa+replica in shenzen

      3 Answers May 1, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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      Shenzhen-Fuzhou high speed rail

      by jamw198 Online Now Apr 27, 2013 at 3:26 AM

      Is there any direct Shenzhen-Fuzhou high speed rail? Is it very frequent each day? How long? Easy to buy the ticket on the spot? I might enter Shenzhen from HK so what's the best way from HK to Shenzhen to catch this rail? Thank you!

      7 Answers May 7, 2013 at 11:46 PM
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      Bus from Xiamen to Shenzhen?

      by piglet44 Online Now Nov 18, 2012 at 6:04 PM

      I want to travel from Xiamen to Macau so I will take the bus from Xiamen to Shenzhen and then ferry. Does anyone know where the Xiamen bus will arrive and how I get from the bus station to the port? thanks

      6 Answers Dec 29, 2012 at 1:47 AM
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      Visa in HKD or Yuan?

      by danielribo Online Now Oct 25, 2012 at 12:17 AM

      I'm an Australian and I'm looking to head over the boarder into Shenzen for a day. I will be able to buy a visa at Lu Ho, however do I need Yuan or can I pay in HKD? If Yuan, is there an ATM available before the visa office (after leaving HK?).

      Do they issue a full sized sticker visa as per the usual chinese ones, or is it just a stamp? (I'm running out of pages in my passport!).

      6 Answers Nov 16, 2012 at 8:05 PM