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.
Hi how about weather at Kunming? I will arrive Kunming on 31st Oct 2015. I did prepare some clothes
I dont know what to expect as this is my 1st time travel without using agency
My flight arrive at 0730 hrs and I am unable to take the two scheduled buses departing at 0730 and 0830 hrs for Hong Tu Di(Hua Shi Tou)
Please help to confirm that there are buses going to Dongchuan County and then change to another bus or taxi to Hong Tu Di(Hua Shi Tou).
What are the timings and prices?
I have read on the internet that there is a bus service operated by YNTAC using Volvo luxury bus and is non-smoking.
Appreciate if you could help provide answers to these questions so that I can be better prepared for the trip:
a) Does the luxury bus service from Kunming to lijiang still operate?
b) Which bus station do I go to take the bus?
c) What are the departure times from Kunming?
d) How many hours does it take to travel from Kunming to Lijiang
e) What is the cost of the ticket?
Thank you very much.
We need a driver who accompany us for three days. We are 02 people .
Exactly we arrive at Kunming airport on Friday 7 August at 18.00, but we would like to sleep in Shillin (Petried Forest).
the next day Saturday August 8 visit Shillin (Petried Forest) and continue to Jianshui and see Confucio Temple, Zhu garden family and Bridge of 2 dragoons . Sleeping in Jianshui.
The next day, Sunday, August 9 visit Yuanyang (terrace) and back to Kunming in the late afternoon .
Could you help us to find a solution by agency or single professional driver ?
our email is firstname.lastname@example.org
luca & paola
We will be in Kumming from 19/5, then fly to Lijiang on 22/5. Return to Kumming on 24/5 to transit to Singapore on same day. Need to leave a large luggage for 3 days. May I know where can I leave it safely and how much will it cost pls?thanks
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
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.
What's a reasonable price for getting a taxi from Lijiang (Shuhe old.town 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.
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.
I'll be travelling to Yunnan in early April, going through Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and 2 days at Tiger Leaping Gorge.
I've heard all sorts of things from the friends i'm travelling with around the innoculations they're injecting (Rabies, Typhoid, maybe Hep A/B..) and the tablets they're taking (Malaria and the russian roulette of side effects).
I may be going out on a limb here, but is this all rather dramatic when I'm spending 2 days in a 'rural' location (Tiger Leaping Gorge) and staying at decent guesthouses/inns for the rest of the trip? Maybe it's the thought of Yunnan being exotic, or am I being far too lax in my own attitude to health, given my itinerary and April travel date?
any thoughts welcome!
Hello , I'm packing for kunming but i cant figure out exactly which all clothes should i carry to kunming for march to july month . Plz anyone suggest me here or to my email : email@example.com
I am planning to travel to Dali from Kunming the end of September 2014, together with 6 others. I am thinking of taking a van. What do you think? Btw how much does it cost per trip?
This October, we are planning to visit Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian and Yading nature reserve. We are currently having difficulty finding information how to travel between Zhongdian and Yading nature reserve. Would appreciate any advice from any members. Thanks.
What's the best way to do this journey?
I am wondering if two days in Dali and three days in Lijiang (2 days around Lijiang and one in the old town) are sufficient.
I will be arriving at Kunming airport from overseas and plan to board a local flight to Lijiang from the same Kunming airport. Is one and half hours sufficient time after arriving from overseas to take the local flight to Lijiang? Let me know, thanks.
I want to do independent travel to Yunnan and Guizhou. My interests are minority culture and photography.
However, I have not done independent travel in that part of China before and don't know how to tackle the logistics. I have heard that getting around in that part of China is not easy.
I have three weeks and want to cover Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge, Jianshui, and Yueyang Rice Terraces in Yunnan before heading to Huanguoshu Falls, Zhijin Caves, and the Miao and Dong villages aroind Kaili in Guizhou.
If anyone has advice, please let me know.
what are the MUST-DO's in Dali ? Cangshan Mt ?
Where in Luoiswan can I buy pearls?
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.