6/27/2019 10:48:22 PMAlex replied:
Hi David,thanks for your question. In Chinese Baoshan Stone Village is 宝山石头城. It is a Naxi village about 110 km in the north of Lijiang City. The other Baoshan, in Chinese 保山, is a city about 340 km to the southwest of Lijiang City.宝山 and 保山 are homophones in Chinese, but both spell as Baoshan in English. Thanks and have a good day.
6/30/2019 7:03:49 PMMr. Alex Guan replied:
You can take a shuttle bus to Baoshan Township, and then you have to walk on foot for about 1 hour to get to this stone village.
6/30/2019 6:35:08 PMMr. Alex Guan replied:
Hi David, google maps sometimes do not cover the tiny villages in China. I will email you the screenshot. Hope it helps. Have a good day!
6/28/2019 4:50:08 PMMr. David n replied:
i am not able to locate this town on google map, can you give me a screenshot please? as well, is it a long and difficult walk from carpark to this stone village? thanks
Good day, I am planning to visit Hainan in Sanya and would like that Jade Jewelry to manufacture some jewellery for me from start. Now I want to contact them so that we can make arrangements for them to start manufacturing so that I can come back with it. Please help me with their email address and telephone number. Kind regards, Mong
6/17/2019 2:21:22 AMChanel Tang replied:
Dear Mr. Mong, i appreciate your patience.We tried our best to find their contacts for you. Here're some below: 1. Pearl Factory: WangShuFen +86 18689940288/[email protected] 2. Jade Factory: +86 13976603228 Both of them couldn't speak English, should you have any further requirements, please feel free to let me know. Wish you a lovely day! [email protected]
6/12/2019 2:56:14 AMChanel Tang replied:
Dear Mr. Jim, we kindly suggest you take a high-speed train to Guiyang, then take a bus to Qingyan Ancient Town. Should you have any further questions, please feel free to email me. Email:[email protected]
5/25/2019 6:25:51 PMChanel replied:
Dear Mrs. Balsebre Aurora, please kindly let us know when you would like to see some old cities. We will send you a tour proposal via email. Thank you for your question.
My flight arrives at 12:30pm and I have a connecting flight at 1:20am I know I should be back at the airport at least 2-3 hours before. I would like to take a late bus or taxi to the airport. Is the last bus really at 7pm to the airport? From where should I take the bus? Also if I decide to take a taxi maybe around 9pm to the airport what would the estimated cost be? I plan to see a couple of things like the Imperial Palace and maybe one of the Tombs that is nearby. Possible the night market for some food before heading back to the airport. Do you think it's possible?
4/30/2019 12:36:19 AMChanel replied:
Hi Ms. Kimberly, 1. The last bus is 6pm, which starts from Shenyang Bei Railway Station. 2. A taxi to the airport from downtown takes around 25 bucks. 3. The itinerary you mentioned which depends on your time of visit and traffic. Hope all these information could help you. All the best, Chanel in Sunny Guilin
10/1/2018 7:49:00 AMAlex replied:
Hi Peter,I suggest you take a train from Xi'an to Yan'an. It takes about 3 hours and 10 minutes. It takes longer time by long-distance bus. Yan'an is a city in north Shaanxi province. There are quite some interesting places to see and visit.
4/11/2018 9:03:11 PMZiky replied:
Most Hotels at Rice Terraces are all very nice and clean, it is a great option to stay overnight there.
4/11/2018 9:06:18 PMJay replied:
No problem Mr. Enzo, Zhouzhuang and Tongli watertown are very nice and close by Shanghai. We will email you with the details. Thank you.
4/11/2018 11:13:16 PMJay replied:
Dear claudia, thank you for your interest in China Expedtion Tours.We will tailor an itinerary and email you.
4/8/2018 2:14:18 AMChanel Tang replied:
Dear Laura, The Great Wall officially open to the public are all reconstructed. But the Mutianyu Great Wall and the Jinshanling Great Wall are much less reconstructed compared to the others. Hope it helps you. Thank you.
4/3/2018 2:30:15 AMChanel Tang replied:
Actually, it is one of the most prime time to visit the rice terraces in May, as all the terraces will be full of water, which make them look awesome with the reflections.
3/8/2018 8:28:41 PMJohn Wu replied:
Hi Andrew, thanks for your question! Yes, the show is on all the time. You can enjoy the same of similar show in 3 theaters. And you can have the dumpling meal before/during the show in any theater. Hope our answer can be helpful for you. Have a great stay in Xi'an!
11/13/2017 12:04:55 AMChanel replied:
Hi Miss Tang, thank u for ur question.Beihai is a fishing village by the south china sea ,October might be a good season to go ,rent a nice room with sea view !
11/13/2017 12:20:02 AMalex replied:
Dear Rednax,the li river cruise still goes in winter, it's just takes a bit longer compare to the summer season ,hope this imformation may help you.
10/9/2014 8:17:09 AMLizzie replied:
Hi Mr. Gast, thank you for contacting us. Our travel advisor will email you telling how you will pay the balance. Wish you a nice day!
5/30/2014 8:48:29 AMJessie replied:
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3/17/2014 9:35:23 AMAlex Guan replied:
Yes, the raining season in Guilin is from March to July.
11/29/2017 11:36:03 PMMr. Gregory replied:
Yes, the raining season of Guilin area is from April to early August. It rains a lot, especially in June and July. When we were visiting there, it rained almost every early morning, but came clear later on. They were just showers.
Dear sir , A group of us are planning to visit from Kuala Lumpur to Nanning sometime on June 2014 . We wish to know & visit more of the Minority race of Guanxi people . Can you recommend & After three days we proceed to Hanoi Vietnam , can you advice us what is the best transport to travel ? Thank You regards , QUEK Yi Than Kota Kinabalu , Sabah , Malaysia
11/3/2013 6:29:39 PMCarrie replied:
Hi friend,please check your email.thanks
9/15/2013 6:05:52 PMMonica replied:
Hello. Mr. Wanthugala.Thanks for your questions. You can take flight from Beijing, transfer at Xining or Xi'an.There is one direct train from Beijing to Golmus, The train No. is T27, which takes about 30 hours to arrive at Golumd.Let me know if you have further questions.Thanks.
What time do the D trains run on a Friday afternoon from Xian to Yanan and on a Saturday from Yanan back to Xian to catch a flight Saturday night? What is the best hotel in Yanan? Can one find English speaking tour guides in Yanan? Do the displays in the museums have any english explanation or is it all in Chinese? Thanks, Bill
9/1/2013 7:35:42 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Bill.Thanks for your questions. Here are daily trains schedules between Yanna and Xi'an per your inquiry. D5092 Xi'an-Yan'an 14:50-17:05 D5091 Yab'an-Xi'an 18:02-20:17 The best hotel in Yan'an is Yang Jia Ling Cave Hotel. It is not easy to find an English Guide in Yan'an as it is not a popular site for foreigners.So it is suggested you arrange the tour in advance with a travel agentcy.Thanks.
8/27/2013 5:59:52 PMJessica replied:
Hello. Victor.The temperature ranges much during April from 4~19C in Yinchuan. Thus, you'd better pack some warm clothes like overcoat and sweater. Well, you can also wear long-sleeved T-shirts with jacket when it is warm. Thanks.
8/27/2013 5:59:47 PMJessica replied:
Hello, Stephen.There is no rail system in Xiahe County, so transportation around the county depends on road travel. However, you can travel to Lanzhou City by rail, and then catch a bus.
8/27/2013 5:59:40 PMJessica replied:
Hello, Sarah.The most famous attraction here should be the Maiji Caves. You could rent a car to get there from downtown Tianshui.
8/27/2013 5:59:34 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Christ.It takes 25 hours by train.Thanks.
8/27/2013 5:59:28 PMMonica replied:
Hi ,Albert, it is very far from Chongqing to Golmud. You can take train from Chongqing North Railway Station. The duration is about 31.5hrs. You can also take fights there, which is much faster.Thanks.
8/27/2013 5:59:21 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Mandy.Yan'an is more then 300 KM away from Xi'an.The best way to get there is to take D trains. It takes about 2.5hrs.
8/27/2013 5:59:15 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Kelly.Octorber is realy pleasent during daytime .However, you need long sleeve t-shirt, coat or even sweater in early morning and late evening.It is getting colder by the end of November and you'd better have one more down jacket. Thanks.
8/27/2013 2:36:46 AMMonica replied:
Hi, Steven.You can take a taxi from the hotel to Ningxia International Hotel first, then take the airport shuttle bus to Hedong Airport. Thanks.
8/27/2013 2:58:27 AMSummer replied:
Dear Annia,The best time to visit Shangri-La is from May to July and September to October. At this time, Shangri-La enjoys pleasant weather, green grassland and trees, colorful flowers in full blossom and crystal clear and blue sky.If you love dancing, then come to Shangri-La. Here you will be surrounded with distinctive and gorgeous folk dancing and singing. Tibetan Guozhuang dancing, Reba dancing of Naxi, Xuanzi Dancing of Deqin and feet dancing of Lili are featured by distinctive regional characteristics and strong religious flavor. You won’t miss.
8/27/2013 2:38:21 AMMonica replied:
Hi, Peter.The best time for tourists to visit is in the summer in June, July and August. It is warmer, above freezing, and the festivals are a spectacle. But be prepared for the big temperature drops at night. There are often sudden storms, so water-proof shoes, raincoats, and warm clothes are important. Thanks.
8/27/2013 2:57:02 AMCarrie Zhu replied:
Hi Jordan, Thank your for your questions.Known as one of the "Three Furnaces" of the Yangtze River, along with Wuhan and Nanjing, Chongqing summers are long and among the hottest and most humid in China, when the temperature will be up to 43℃. While when the winter comes, it is somehow comfortably pleasant. Spring and summer are the better time for travel, but it rains often in the late spring and early summer, while what is lucky is that it often rains at night.
8/27/2013 2:14:15 AMCarrie replied:
Hello. There is no flight from Lhasa to Tianshui.So you can take trains.Take T28 Lhasa-Lanzhou first, and then T152 Lanzhou-Lhasa.It will take about 31 hours in total.Thanks.
8/27/2013 2:55:58 AMJane Fan replied:
hi firend, You could take train K507 from Beijing to Zunyi. It’s about 2419km, and will take about 1 day and 10 hours.
8/27/2013 2:09:25 AMMonica replied:
Hi, Praveen, There is no direct train between Beijing and Kashgar.You need to transfer at Urumqi.The train from Urumqi to Beijing takes about 26 to 30 hours. From Kashger to Urumqi, the trains takes about 25 to 29 hours.
8/27/2013 2:31:45 AMJassica Lew replied:
Hi Linder, The best tourism time in Tibet is from April to November, especially August when the weather is coziest and the oxygen is sufficient. Local specialties and souvenirs in Tibet like Tibetan sword, DZI, mask, Thang-ga and Tibetan rugs are so popular.
8/27/2013 2:29:17 AMCarrie replied:
Hi friend, There are flights over from Chengdu to Lijiang, it’s about 1-1.5 hours flight time.Besides, you could also take trains from this way: Chengdu-kunming-Lijiang.You need to transfer trains as there are no direct trans between these two cities. Lijiang is a beautiful destination with unique natural landscapes and brilliant history. It’s hard to tell where the best place is. When traveling in Lijiang, don’t forget to have a walk in the ancient town, choose your favorite local products in souvenir shops, taste delicious snacks and experience unique ethnic cultures. And try the popular attractions like Lugu Lake, Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, Baisha Mural and so on.
8/27/2013 1:39:10 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Camellia. The most famoust attrations in Golmud are Wangzhang Salt Bridge,Qarhan Salt Lake and Kunlun Mountain Pass. Thanks.
8/27/2013 2:04:31 AMJassica replied:
Hi Mr. Roberts,thanks so much for your questions. Guiyang has cool winters and hot humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 5.1 °C (41.2 °F) in January to 23.9 °C (75.0 °F) in July, while the annual mean is 15.35 °C (59.6 °F). Rain is common throughout the year, with occasional flurries in winter. And the special local festivals you should not miss: Bull Filghts, Sanyuesan Festival, Liuyueliu Festival, Siyueba Festival, Lusheng Dance and Dixi.
8/27/2013 2:03:01 AMSummer replied:
Hello Mary, Moring from 08:00 to 10:00 will be the best time to see the giant panda. In the early morning giant pandas will be the most active. And if you really want, you can even hug a lovely young panda and have your picture taken together with putting on the special clothes as a surgeon.
12/17/2017 8:18:43 PMMr. Calus replied:
Yes, you'd better go there in the morning. They are awsome!
8/27/2013 2:02:01 AMCarrie replied:
Hi friend, Local Festivals like Dai New Year,Water-Splashing Festival, Door-Closing-Festival and Door-opening-Festival would be so much fun. Party of Campfire which held every night in the Manting Park from 20:00 to 22:00, attracts hundreds of tourists joining in.
8/27/2013 12:52:08 AMCarrie replied:
Hello. Frank. People living in Yanan are nice and friendly. You can take the photos freely.Thanks
8/27/2013 12:52:23 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Jay.It is extremely cold in December in Urumqi. The average temperature is about -14 ~ -5 C. It is also dry and windy during that time. Thanks.
8/27/2013 12:34:01 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Angela. There are many trains between Lanzhou and Jiayuguan.It takes about 7.5hrs for T trains and 8-10 hrs for K trains.Thanks.
8/27/2013 12:32:33 AMCarrie replied:
Hello. Alan.There are four buses leaving for Dunhuang everyday at 09:00, 10:30, 11:30 and 14:30. The bus will take you about 79 RMB and four hours to reach. Tickets are not needed to buy in advance if you go there at this time.It takes about 5 hours.Thanks.
8/27/2013 12:32:29 AMMonica replied:
Hello.Wendy.The caves is ope from 9:00 A.M to 17:00 P.M.Thanks.
8/26/2013 1:18:00 AMCarrie replied:
Hello, Nick.It is generally safe, but you also need to be careful. Do not go to the place out of the way alone. It is very cold with a temperature of -5~9C during March.Usually, there is luggage storage service provided at the entrance.
8/26/2013 1:10:40 AMJessica replied:
Hello, David.June, July and August are the hottest months with an average temperature above 38C (100.4F) and the recorded highest temperature is 49.6C (121.28F). The best time for visiting is between July and August when the fruit crops are ripe.Thanks.
8/26/2013 12:43:13 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Jonathan.Generally speaking, the average temperature is around -5C~-6C in the city. It will snow, but it may not be so heavy.
8/23/2013 3:08:23 AMJassica replied:
Hello Kelly,thanks for your questions.You could find many exquisite local specialties shinning along the shopping streets, like the Ox Horn Products, Local Flute, Wax Printing and Totem Mask etc. Guizhou is home to 49 ethnic groups, including Han, Miao, Bouyei, and Dong, who together form a rich cultural tapestry that is reflected in their diverse languages, clothing, architecture, music and dance. The Bai people and are good at singing and dancing, when Dong Ethnic Minority will sing in the moonlight. When staying in the Zhuang home, you will learn excited to do many daily things the Zhuang do, such as making the rice wine, hitting the brass drum and weaving the Zhuang brocade as well as taking part into the Ge Xu (a local singing party held in the open-air).
8/23/2013 3:03:20 AMJane Lew replied:
Hello Kinson,from Lijiang to Dali there is about 208.2 KM and 4 hours and 20 mins needed when driving from the high way.
8/23/2013 3:02:21 AMCarrie replied:
Hi friend,Jiujiang University located farther out from the city center, it is most easily reached by the 101 bus from the center. There are no direct flight from Shanghai to Jiujiang,you need to change flight from Xiamen and then flight to Jiujiang. And the flight time will be about 1.5 hours. Besides, you could take train from Shanghai to Jiujiang, which will take about 12-13 hours.
8/23/2013 2:36:40 AMJassica replied:
Hi Mr. Mark,thanks so much for your question. First I suggest a hiking tour, Guizhou is mountainous, and there are many opportunities for hiking. The paths can be slippery due to animal excrement and the bushes can be thorny. There is much beautiful scenery including valley views and distant horizons. One of the greatest attractions to Guizhou is the Huangguoshu Waterfall, known to be the biggest waterfall in China. And Anshun is the tourist center and home of the Huangguoshu Waterfalls. Those places you should not miss.
8/23/2013 2:20:22 AMJane Fan replied:
Hello Rowling,Nanchang has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate with four distinct seasons. When staying in Nanchang, you’d better try the Nanfeng honey tangerines, which are noted as the "king of tangerines", and Site liquor and Lidu writing brushes, showing strong local characteristics. But please note that pickpockets are everywhere, especially near Zhongshan Road area. They can steal things even from your shirt pocket! Never leave your belongings unattended in restaurants or shops, even if it is a upper-class one. Apart from that, the city is quite safe.
8/23/2013 2:07:17 AMJessica replied:
Hello,Emma.You can fly from kathmandu to Lhasa and then take another flight to Lanzhou.Thanks.
8/23/2013 1:13:31 AMJessica replied:
Hello, Stephen. 5 hours is enought fo visit all sites you mentioned.Thanks.
8/23/2013 12:46:54 AMMonica replied:
It is safe enough to travel alone in the area.If you wanna travel from Xian to reach by train, it takes around 22.5 hours. The direct plane between takes around 2.5 hours.
8/23/2013 12:46:49 AMJessica replied:
Hi, Mike.There is about 570km between the two different places, but there is no direct long-distance bus between Jiayuguan and XN. You need to make a transfer at Lanzhou.
8/23/2013 12:25:34 AMMonica replied:
Hello. Wayne.Dalian is a beautiful city for sightseeing and tasting delicious seafood.There are three main scenic areas in the city - the Downtown Area, Binhai Road Area and Xinghai Park Scenic Area. The Binhai Road Area is a Paradise of Beachscape. You should not miss the Tiger Beach (Laohutan) Ocean Park, Bangchuidao Scenic Area, Jinshitan Scenic Area, and Bathing Paradise there.
8/23/2013 12:25:27 AMMonica replied:
Hello, you can take train from Turpan to Liuyuan. And rent a private car to Dunhuang. There is 180 kilometers from Liuyuang to Dunhuang.Thanks.
8/23/2013 1:00:53 AMCarrie replied:
Hi friend,thanks for your question.Today Jingdezhen produces a lot of the finest Chinese pottery, as there have been kilns in Jingdezhen for centuries. Yaobian Porcelain, Celadon, Blue & White Underglaze Porcelain, Wucai Porcelain, Shaohong Wine, and the Huo Tea will be your best choice.
8/23/2013 12:25:20 AMCarrie replied:
Hello. Emily.The best place to buy Hetian(Hotan) Jade is certainly Hotan just as the name indicates.In addition to Hotan, there are other tourist cities such Kanas, Urumqi and Turpan.Thanks.
8/22/2013 11:47:31 PMLily Feng replied:
Hello Lesile, Thanks for your question.The administrative divisions of Fuzhou have been changed frequently throughout history. From 1983, the Fuzhou current administrative divisions were formed officially, namely, 5 districts and 8 counties respectively. In 1990 and 1994, Fuqing and Changle counties were promoted to county-level cities. Despite these changes, the administrative image of "5 districts and 8 counties" is still held popularly among local residents. Fuzhou's entire area only covers 9.65% of Fujian Province.The city of Fuzhou has direct jurisdiction over 5 districts, 2 county-level cities, and 6 counties.
8/22/2013 11:30:20 PMJessica replied:
Hello. Edison.The 30th Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival will officially start on January 5, 2014 and it will be celebrated till February 28, 2014.
8/22/2013 8:05:02 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Wales, yes, There is one train from Hotan to Urumqi:Train No.5828/5825.Thanks.
8/20/2013 6:03:10 PMCarrie replied:
hello, Debbie.It is about 20 km between them. You may take bus 168 from Fuling to Maluwan, and transfer to Bus 296 to Shenyang Gugong.Thanks.
8/20/2013 7:25:52 PMCarrie replied:
Zhuhai's climate is characterized by the subtropical monsoon with sufficient sunshine and heat. The longest sunshine in history is 2,545 hours. Zhuhai is full of water falling. The average temperature is about 22℃, with the lowest of 7℃ and highest 36℃. It is coldest in January and February, with month average temperature of 14℃ and warmest in June, July and August with month average temperature of 28℃. Zhuhai's attractive environment and surrounding landscapes help its reputation within China as a garden city and its quality of life. The New Yuan Ming Palace, Statue of Fisher Girl, Meixi Royal Stone Archways, Cliff Carvings and Shawan Ruins those are popular attractions worthy for a visit.
8/20/2013 6:02:15 PMMonica replied:
It is getting cold in lat September.As for the clothes, you can wear the a long-sleeves T-shirt, a normal jacket and jeans. Double check the weather befor you go.Thanks.
8/20/2013 12:31:11 AMJassica Liu replied:
Hi friend, thanks so much for your questions. There are regular buses from the railway station to the Huangshan Scenic Area, from 06:00am to 05:30pm every day, and begin every 15 minutes. And Huangshan bus station there are also buses from Tunxi to Huangshan Scenic Area, you could get off at the Tangkouzhen. You could take local breakfast in Tunxi or in the railway station.
8/20/2013 12:30:04 AMTina lew replied:
Hi Mrs. Betty,thanks for your interested in Macau. Macau has a humid subtropical climate, seasonal climate is greatly influenced by the monsoons. The average annual temperature of Macau is 22.7 °C (72.9 °F). July is the warmest month, with average temperature being 28.9 °C (84.0 °F). The coolest month is January, with a mean temperature of 14.5 °C. It’s a wonderful place to spend holidays. Golf, Karting, Gambling are popular activities in Macau. You could go and find some luck in Casinos, it will be so funny. Besides, Ruins of St. Paul’s Cathedral, A-Ma Temple, Lou Lim Iok Garden those are popular attractions in Macau. You should not miss.
8/20/2013 12:08:44 AMCarrie replied:
Hello Lisa,Sanya has a tropical wet and dry climate, featuring very warm weather all year around. Monsoonal influences are strong, with a relatively lengthy wet season and a pronounced dry season. The coolest month is January, at 21.6 °C (70.9 °F), while the hottest, unlike much of the rest of China, is June, at 28.8 °C (83.8 °F); the annual mean is 25.8 °C (78.4 °F). Water temperatures remain above 20 °C (68 °F) year-round. Thus hence the name of The Oriental Hawaii.
8/19/2013 11:43:53 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Ben.There is about 500km between two locations. In winter, the average temperature is around -28 to -10C for the city and the Changbaishan's temperature is around -20C to -30C during winter.The best time to visist Changbai Mountain is from April to Octorber.Thanks.
8/19/2013 11:42:20 PMMonica replied:
Hello. Allan.Pingyao is just a small town. Most of the guesthouses are conveniently located in the center of the town.Thanks.
8/19/2013 11:41:35 PMCarrie replied:
Hi,Jimmy.There is 370 km from Taiyuan to Yugang Grottoes.Thanks.
8/19/2013 11:40:23 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Silas.The interesting and historical spots are religion-related such as Genghis Khan's Mausoleum and Wudangzhao Monastery or the grassland .Thanks.
8/19/2013 11:37:05 PMCarrie replied:
Hello, Molly.If you visit Tianjin, Cultural Street, Dabei Buddhist Temple, Folk Custom Museum and Great Mosque are suggested.Thanks.
8/19/2013 11:36:12 PMMonica replied:
Hi, Helen.Generally, the temperature may range from 15C to 28C. It is better that you can take along long-sleeved shirt, light jacket and regular jeans. Thanks.
8/19/2013 6:39:17 PMGina Lee replied:
Hello Mr. Robin, It’s about 1530km from Shanghai to Shenzhen. When transfer by train, it takes about 19hours, when by air, 2.5 hours flying time.Thanks.
8/19/2013 3:02:45 AMCandy Liu replied:
Hello Perry, Let me tell you,Nanning has not only local cuisine but also food from other areas of China and abroad. Traditional food culture can be found around most streets of Nanning. Nanning food shares the style of Cantonese food and of Southeast Asia. Also Szechuan, Hunan and Jiangsu as well as Japanese, Thai and Western cuisines can be found in Nanning. Rice noodles are very popular among the Nanning people. Laoyou rice noodles are the most famous, while other noodle dishes such as Guilin rice noodles and handmade noodles can be found. You will find such amazing flavor of mixture local and outside food in Nanning.
8/18/2013 11:52:54 PMMonica replied:
Hello, James.It takes about one and half an hours to get to Pingyao from Taiyuan either by private car or K Trains.Thanks.
8/19/2013 1:06:19 AMCarrie replied:
Hi friend,thanks for your question.The cooking style in Haikou is a fusion of Cantonese, Hokkienese and certain Southeast Asian elements and seafood is impressive. And the tropical weather of Haikou has attracted the Chinese all over the country to move to this island, along with their specialty. Here you would enjoy the local flavor with : Chao Bing, local street BBQ food, Betel nuts, Sea food, Coconut, Noodle King and so on. Haikou is less touristy and a way cheaper to taste the local food.
8/19/2013 12:59:39 AMLina replied:
Hi friend, Most of time you will enjoy the sunshine in Beihai, as this area receives about 2,000 hours of sunshine annually. Beihai has a monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate, with mild to warm winters and long, hot (but not especially) summers, and very humid conditions year-round. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from 14.5 °C (58.1 °F) in January to 28.8 °C (83.8 °F) in July, while extremes have ranged from 2.0 to 37.1 °C (36 to 99 °F). Rain is both the heaviest and most frequent from June to September; this is in contrast to the autumn and winter months.
8/19/2013 12:58:52 AMCarrie replied:
Hello Kathy,thanks so much for your questions. In Qingdao, seafood is a typical delicacy of this coastal city, it’s divided into two categories: Great Seafood, including sea cucumbers, abalones, shark's fin, prawns, crabs, conch, and some big fish, and Little Seafood comprising squid, shrimps, octopus, oysters, razor clams, clams, periwinkles, yellow croakers, etc. Generally, fresh seafood is served in every hotel. The distinctive cuisine of the area is Lu Cai, the Shandong regional style. Qingdao is the best place for you to go.
8/16/2013 3:00:56 AMCarrie Zhu replied:
The best time to visit Taishan is in summer. Climate in Taishan is distinct in seasons, it have unique features in different seasons. And May is the perfect month for enjoying the beautiful sunrise.
8/16/2013 3:00:25 AMLina replied:
Hello Diana, In Qufu, there are great variety of restaurants in the eastern part of the old walled city, a block or two east of Gulou Ave (the main north-south street of the old city). Here you would have the chance to try Halal food, fresh produce, tofu, baked goods, etc. There is Muslim neighborhood: Xiguan St that runs west from the old city's west gate. Please note, most restaurants you will easily find have marked up prices due to the tourist nature of the city. Beware asking cab-drivers or "wooden cab" drivers as they seem to receive kickbacks. You can expect to pay at least 100CNY more or less, getting a meal for two if you are not careful and save.
8/16/2013 2:59:08 AMCarrie replied:
Hello. Richard.You can take the G-trains from Shengyang North Railway Station to reach your destination directly.
8/16/2013 2:29:55 AMCarrie replied:
Hi friend, yes, there are flights flying from Hong Kong to Nanjing. And flight time is flexible, it’s up to your travel time. It’s about 1250KM between these two cities, and 2-2.5 hours flying time.
8/16/2013 2:12:24 AMMonica replied:
Hello, William.You can take but or trains from Beijing to Datong.Buses depart every hour from the Luiliqiao Passenger Transport Hub in the south-west of the city.It takes about 4 hours. Night trains are available from both Beijing West Station (Beijing Xi Zhan) and Beijing Station (Beijing Zhan).It takes about 6 hours. In addition to the night train, there is a daily morning train, starting at 8:50AM . Thanks.
8/15/2013 11:45:26 PMJassica Liu replied:
Hi friend, there are flights flying from Yichang to Shanghai, which will take about 1.5 hours flying time. Besides, you could also take the fast train, which may take about 8 hours.
8/18/2013 6:08:46 PMCandy replied:
Hi, Linda.In November, it will be a little bit cold then. The highest temperature could be about 9-13 C, and the lowest temperature can fall to only 2-3C. Thus you'd better wear some warm clothing, such as wool sweater and thick overcoat or jacket.
8/15/2013 8:53:10 PMCandy replied:
Hello, David.There is no direct shuttle bus to reach the cruise from the airport.From the airport, you can take the airport shuttle bus Tanggu Line to reach Teda Central Hotel and then change a taxi to reach the port directly. If you want to reach by taking taxi directly, the taxi fare is around 200 to 250RMB.Prepare some addresses in Cinese beforehand so you can show driver and ask him to take you there.Thanks.
8/15/2013 9:03:14 PMCarrie Zhu replied:
Hello Wolson,Fengdu Locates on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, it’s an ancient city with a time-honored history, It’s known as the 'Ghost City' to most Chinese people. In the Eastern Han Dynasty (25 A.D. - 220 A.D.), There are two officials from the imperial court named Wang Fangping and Yin Changsheng, got bored with the political life in the court and came to Mt. Minshan outside the Fengdu City to practice Taoist teachings. Both of them later became immortals by carrying out self-cultivation. Their story widely spread and makes Mt. Minshan famous. their surnames Yin and Wang, combining together, sound very much like 'King of Hell' in Chinese, hence Fengdu got the reputation as the 'Ghost City'.
8/15/2013 8:52:39 PMCarrie replied:
Hello friend, thanks for your questions. There are trains running from Beijing to Kaifeng. Train No.1487/1303.it will take about 9-10 hours train time. Besides, you could go by high way, it’s 657km, and 7 hours driving time. I suggest you could take 2 days tour, Iron Pagoda, Qingming Park up the River and Dragon Pavilion you cannot miss. What’s more, There are famous Local Dishes and snacks you should have a try.
8/15/2013 7:47:08 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Mike. You can take Bus No 308 at the Railway Station and get off at last stop.It takes about an hour to get there.Thanks.
8/15/2013 2:47:24 AMmonicamo replied:
Hello.There are buses leaving at Hohhot long-distance bus station, which is located on the Hohhot station East street. Hohhot South Long-distance Bus Station mainly offers the bus service within Inner Mongolia. Address: Shiyangqiao Xilu, Hohhot Tel: 0471-6964531 Bus Line: 1
8/15/2013 3:03:52 AMCarrie Zhu replied:
Hi Mr. Alvin, thank you for your question. Take flight to Zhengzhou from Guangzhou, and from Zhengzhou to Shaolin Temple there will be about 1.5 hours driving time. You could take Shaolin Kungfu class there. But it needs extra charge.
8/15/2013 2:45:19 AMMonica replied:
Hello. The low season starts from December 1st.Thanks.
8/15/2013 2:29:42 AMJassica Liu replied:
Hi friend, thanks so much for your questions. As far as I know, there is no flights flying between Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie. You could take the long distance bus from Fenghuang to Zhangjiajie. It will take about 4-5 hours.
8/15/2013 2:22:09 AMCarrie replied:
Hello. Jack.The best time to Chengde is from April to October, for the beautiful natural scenery and favorable weather. Chengde enjoys a continental climate with four distinct seasons. Tourists can visit Chengde in any time to experience different charms in different seasons.When would you like to make the visit.Thanks.
8/15/2013 2:20:58 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Lucy. Thanks for your questions.Here are the attrations recommended: First Pass Under Heaven at Shanhaiguan:No.1 pass of the Great Wall,the starting point of ancient Great Wall. Old Dragon's Head ( Laolongtou ):the easternmost end of the Great Wall, which extends 23 meters into the sea,like a dragon drinking water, hence its name. Beidaihe:Beidaihe is one of nine famous sun-rise watching spots in China. The Yingjiao Paviliono is the best place to watch the sun rise. you can relax at the beach , watch sunrise and have sea cruise. Jiaoshan hiking:Jiaoshan is the first mountain peak of the Great Wall from Shanhaiguan. Therefore people call it “the first peak of the Great Wall". This section of the Great Wall was built during the reign of Emperor Hongwu (1328-1398) of the Ming Dynasty, and it extends about 1500 meters. we can arrange the tour to Chengde. Let me know if you are interested.Thanks.
8/15/2013 2:07:15 AMCarrie Zhu replied:
Hi Mr. Partick, Thanks so much for your question. You could arrive in Wuhan 1 night in advance. The next morning, have breakfast in Wuhan tobe alley, where you will enjoy the local yummy food. Hot Dry Noodles and Bean leather nest you should not miss. And then visit Yellow Crane Tower and First Bridge over the Yangtze River. Guiyuan Temple and Ancient Aither Platfrom are also worth for a visit. More time permits you could visit East Lake.
8/15/2013 2:19:21 AMMonica replied:
Hello. Mandy. If you go to Chengde from Beijing, you'd better take train. The farthest train(K7711) to Chengde takes about four and half an hour. Thanks.
8/15/2013 1:53:05 AMCarrie Zhu replied:
Hi Cynthia, Thanks for your question. Tour Coupons from different cities will be using in different way. Tour Coupons in Luoyang could be using in normal day, including weekend. Except during the Luoyang Peony Festival in April and Heluo Culture Festival in October. The Tour Coupons validity could be extended 1 year and 60 days.
on september 24 2013, tuesday. my flight is go to vietnam but got lay over at airport for 5 hours. like arrived hong kong 5:20pm and depart at 10:50pm..Do you have any tourist would pick us up and show tian shen temple? maybe spell wrong name of temple but near airport around 30minute away and buy to go food or eating to kill 5 hours waiting at airport? please let us know? thank you>>>
8/8/2013 12:53:23 AMCarrie replied:
Hello Mrs.Kim, Greetings. Thanks so much for your answer. Do you mean Tian Tan Buddha Statue in Hongkong? As your time is limited, we do not suggest you tour with us. So you could visit by yourself. You could take taxi from the airport and visit the Tian Tan Buddha Statue. Also you could take the airport express to the Hong Kong Disneyland(not the same direction as Tian Tan Buddha Statue) . But please note that your need to catch your flight, so you could not go so far away from the airport. Thanks.Carrie
8/4/2013 5:54:52 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Mr. Kabir. Yes, you need the transti visa to enter Palau.Thanks.
7/26/2013 1:38:05 AMAlex replied:
Hi Mr. Thompson! Thanks for your question. Yes, this is where Confucius was born more than 25 hundred years ago. There are several sites related to Confucius and Confucianism, such as the Confucius Temple, Confucius Grove and Confucius Six Art City, etc. Welcome to Qufu, Shandong!
7/29/2013 1:54:17 AMMr. John replied:
Very interesting place...
Dear Sir /Ma, Good day to you we will like to introduce our self to you we are a travel agency here in west Africa Nigeria our company help people to get Chinese visa also to get the Chinese Government official letter of invitation for visa, So could you please let us know what we need to forward to you before you can secure for this kind of letter of invitation for business visa Also how many days is it going to take before it we be ready with the Chinese Government how much per name on the letter of invitation: Thanks Joy
7/8/2013 3:35:01 AMMonica replied:
Hello. Mr. Joy. Thanks for your quesitons. The invitation letter will be sent to the customers who have ordered the tour package with us.Then they will apply for the visas in local Chinese Embassy.In the invitation letter, there will be: tour dates, destintaions, information of travelers.The visas could be done in 7-10 days.By the way, do you have clients who would like to travel to China? Let me know if you have further questions.Looking forward to our cooperation in the future. Thanks. Best regards, Monica
7/5/2013 12:00:39 AMMonica replied:
Hello. The airport shuttle bus is only available from 6:00Am-18:00PM.In your case, you can take cab to your hotel.It takes about 40 to 60 minutes.The fare is about 100-150RMB.Thanks. Best Regards, Monica [email protected]
7/1/2013 5:51:08 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Mr. Arab. Thanks for your question.You can go from Wenzhour to Dalia by train. However, there is no direct train between two cities.you have to transfer at Suzhou. Below is the schedule for your reference: Wenzhou to Suzhou Train No:D5482/D5483 Schedule:07:38-13:30 Suzhou to Dalian Train No:T132/T133 Schedule:15:11-14:38 Let me know if you have further questions. Thanks Regards, Monica [email protected]
6/12/2013 7:09:33 PMCarrie Zhu replied:
hi friend, Thanks for your inquiry. It takes about three and a half hours from Guangzhou to Jiuzhaigou by plane,taking flight is the cheapest and best transport to get there.And entrance fee costs about 509.7zar .
6/12/2013 7:07:14 PMCarrie Zhu replied:
hi friend, Thanks for your inquiry. It takes about three and a half hours from Guangzhou to Jiuzhaigou by plane,taking flight is the cheapest and best transport to get there.And entrance fee costs about 509.7zar .
7/26/2013 2:48:44 AMMr. Lydia replied:
A fairyland place~~Better go there in fall.
Hello, I'd like to have some information about cheap transportation I can use in China. I plan to go to Hong Kong first for two days, then go to Fuzhou to see my grandfather's birthplace. After Fuzhou, I want to visit Xi'an and Beijing. do you have any advice? should I use bus or train for all of the transportation. thanks, Widya.
5/19/2013 6:53:33 AMMonica replied:
Hello. Ms. Widya. Thanks for your questions. You can fly from Hong kong to Fuzhou. Then take train(No1216./1217)from Fuzhou to Xi'an, from which You can take high speed train or overnight Train to Beijing.Trains are suggest as it is cheaper than the flight and safer than long-distance bus.
3/30/2013 3:10:50 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Keith. The dragon boat races will be held before Dragon Boat Festival(It falls on June 12th in 2013.)I am sorry no specific date is available now.
Can you inform us about the weather in July in the Jiuzhaigou area. I hear this is the wet season... bus what does this mean... does it rain all day long non stop day after day... or (like in the tropics) it rains every day a bit (1-2 hours... or at night) and there is sun as well.... Do you advise us to visit Jiuzhaigou in July or is it just not a good time... thank you nathalie oKker
3/2/2013 10:33:56 PMMonica replied:
Hi, Mrs.Nathalie OKker. It is ture that there is a lot of rainfall in July and August in Jiuzhaigou Area.Rain may be annoying but you can admire beautiful waterfall with increasing rainfall.The best time to travel to Jiuzhaigou falls in September and October with colorful leaves and waters as well as pleasant weather.
Interested to bring tourist to Shenyang and North Korea. I am a travel agent based in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Anyone can help me with a quote for 5days 4nights tour to Shenyang, Dandong and cross over to North Korea for a day tour or 01 night stay in north Korea also can. Let's say the group size is 8paxs. Tourist are from Malaysia. What are Visa requirement for Malaysian going in to North Korea. Pls advise. Thank you Regards
1/18/2013 6:42:03 AMMonica replied:
Hi, Peter .you can apply the visa in your local North Korea Embassy.As for the tour package, I will send you later. By the way. what kind of hotel would you like to stay , 3-star, 4-star of 5-star. Thanks.
11/16/2012 2:10:39 AMMonica replied:
Hello,Ms. Xinyi. It will be expensive to charter a private car from xian to Tianshui. we suggest you go take train from Xian to Tianshui.Here is train information: Train No. Departure/Arrival Time K591 10:53/14:47 T116/T117 08:05/11:19
10/25/2012 2:31:56 AMMonica replied:
Hello,Mr. Ramirez. Thanks for your inquiry. I will send you an itinerary to you email later.
10/17/2012 1:06:59 AMMonica replied:
The weather in January is not too cold. the temperature is between 10℃ to 18℃.Here is the hotel list for your reference: View MapHengsheng Hotel Hawaii International Hotel Crown Hotel View MapJinhua Hotel
Dear Sir I am planning to come to think on 3rd January 2013 and like to travel to following city in china knelt Guid me how can I travell and what is the best way to explorer to the following destination 1 Gouangzahou To Nanning to Puyang to Gouangzahou I have only 7 working days with me kindly give me details of train first call and filght to go and come back.
10/17/2012 6:07:23 PMMonica replied:
Hello. Dear Mr. Mehul Shukla. Thanks for your email. Does the seven days include travel time you come and back from India?And you travel alone? By the way, which city do your fly from in India? Do you prefer trains when traveling in China? What kind of hotel would you like to stay,3-star,4-star or 5 star? Gouangzahou means Guanzhou? Hope to hear from you soon.Thanks
10/16/2012 5:39:50 PMMonica replied:
Hello, Dear Mr. Michael Wee. For visa issue, please contact Embassy of the People's Republic of China in Malaysia,please click the link below for details: http://my.china-embassy.org/eng/sgxxs/t822778.htm Thanks.
10/10/2012 7:05:02 AMMonica replied:
Hello, Mrs.Camille.There is no direct train/bus to Jiuzhaigu and Huanglong, you need to transfer at Chengdu .It takes 16 hours by train/12hours by bus from xi'an to Chengdu,10 hours from Chengdu to Jiuzhaiguo and two hours from Jiuzhaiguo to Huanglong. let me know if you have further questions.
10/4/2012 8:34:35 AMMonica replied:
Hi, Dear Lim. The temperatue in Three Gorges Area in March ranges from 10℃ to 22℃.The coldest month is January with average temperature of ７．１℃ and the hottest month is July with average temperautre of ２９．３℃.The best months to visit Three Gorges are April, May, September and Octorber. If you are interested in the tour, please let me know thanks.
HI, We are planning to travel from Guangzhou to Wuhan by High Speed train and will flight back to our country at Wuhan airport. We shall be appreciated if you could provide some information:- 1) We would like to visit Zhangjiajie and Feng Huang ( Phonix city ). How should we get there ? 2) Is Zhangjiajie and Feng Huang closer to Changsha? 3) Any High speed train from Guangzhou to Changsha or Wuhan to Changsha? 4) Do you know any reliable travel agency offer such tour at Wuhan and Changsa? Thank you
9/21/2012 10:55:12 PMMonica replied:
- 1) We would like to visit Zhangjiajie and Feng Huang ( Phonix city ). How should we get there ? There is no direct high speed train to Zhanjiajie,you have to stop at Changsha(G6006,2:30hours) and take another train(T8308/T8309,5hours) to get there. For direct train from Guangzhou to Zhanjiajie,you have two options(K9072/K9073，K9064/K9065), both of them will take at least 14 hours. After finishing the tour in Zhangjiajie,you can shuttle bus to Phoenix City. Zhanjiajie is more than 200 kilometers away from Phoenix City, it may take three and half hour on the traffic. 2) Is Zhangjiajie and Feng Huang closer to Changsha? Both of them are nor far way from Changsha. It takes abour5 hours by long-distance bus from Phoenix City to Changsha. 3) Any High speed train from Guangzhou to Changsha or Wuhan to Changsha? yes.Train No. is G1102 from guangzhou to Changsha , the destnation is wuhan. Train No. is G1003 from wuhan to Changsha, the destination is Shenzhen. 4) Do you know any reliable travel agency offer such tour at Wuhan and Changsa? Thank you. How many day will you spend in wuhan and Changsha?what kind of transportation do you prefer. Let me know more details.thanks.
7/26/2013 2:40:37 AMMr. Ed Wong replied:
Hi, Changsha is a cool place~~
9/18/2012 2:30:09 AMCarina replied:
Yes, it is safe for you to travel to Beijing and Xi'an as a Japaness American. Chinses people are very friendly to forgein visitors. They will privide you help if you are lost in the street or you need some advices about shopping or eating local delicious food.And the guids in our agency will do all they can do to ensure you a safe and intersting jouney. Welcome to China!
9/18/2012 1:58:43 AMJessica replied:
Nanjing holds three national redords:the longest bridge across the yangtza River, the largest top-quality at Yangshan, and the largeest stone wall cavring at the Temple of Confucious.
9/18/2012 2:04:31 AMSteve replied:
The Yu Garden Mall, in Shanghai's commercial sector, is distinguished in nine ways. With history of over 500 years, it is the oldest commercial facility. It is the largest tourist shopping comples. It is the first stock-holding commercial enterprise in Shanghai. It is the largest ancient number of famous-beand stores. It has the largest gold sals, which reached 3,5 tons in 1993. It has the largest collection of everday goods. It is home to the largest antique market.
9/18/2012 2:11:56 AMCarina replied:
The Garden inside the Garden refers to the Orchid Garden within the Yuantouzhu Park, which covers an area of 1.3 hectares. Wuxi has the historically been known for cultivating orchids. Today it grows more than 100 orchids spcious, many of which are quite rare. The main structure in the garden is the Orchid Habitat, a rural style canopy with white walls and dark tiles. Other sights include Bridge Leading to Mystery, Miniature Orchid Pavilion, Fragant Screen and Stream Flowing with Flowers.
9/18/2012 2:15:58 AMSummer replied:
Yes, it doses. The name Wuxi first appeared in the Chronicles of the Han Dynasty. According to the book, in 722 BC, tin and lead were found in what is today Wuxi. At the sme time, all weapons and farming tools were made bronze, an alloy of coper and tin. After 500 years, however, tin ran out. Hence the name Wuxi(No More Tin), which signifies peace.
9/18/2012 2:18:52 AMSue replied:
This is because the Cloud Rock Temple virtaly enclose Tiger Hill. The first gate to the templr is located near a river off the hill, and the second gate is at the foot of the hill. This peculiar arangement has inspires many poets over the dynasties.
9/18/2012 2:33:34 AMJessica replied:
Around 514 BC, the King of Wu He Lu orderes his Counselor in -Chief, Wu, ro build the city and named it after himself. In 589,it was renamed Suzhou. Since then, the layout and the size of the city has remained basically unchanged, something that has rarely happened in the history of world civilization.The city boasts 436 sites of cultural significance that are under county-level protection and 10 under national protection.
9/18/2012 1:34:43 AMEmily replied:
In October 1986, Shanghai desinated the white magnolia as its city flower. Sincethen white magnolia is also an arbor tree, it simultanceously acts as the city tree. Also known as "spring-greeting flower,"white mannolia buds in winter and bollms in apring ahed of other trees. Symbolizing vigor and progress, the tree can grow as tall as eight meters.
9/18/2012 1:15:14 AMIris replied:
All the hotels in China offer laundry service. Just drop the cloths into the laundry bag and the hotel attendents will take are of them. Many hotels also provide inexpensive ironing service.
9/18/2012 1:12:50 AMCarina replied:
As the saying goes, "Guilin has the most beautiful mountains and rivers in the world." Most of the mountians here have unusual shapes, as their names reflect--the Big Dipper, Elephants Mountians, Camels and caves.In addition, the mountains here are known for their stalactites, which , like the mountains, resamble almost everthing in nature:lions, monkeys, goldfish, watermelons,peanuts, flowers, trees.
8/10/2013 10:15:39 PMMr. Hue replied:
The mountains here all look shooting out from the ground sheerly. So unique!
7/29/2013 1:57:59 AMMr. Peter Dodge replied:
So unique shapes of the mountains here in Guilin!~~
9/18/2012 1:07:55 AMJessica replied:
Guilin is known for its mountains , caves and rivers. As the popular saying goes, "Guilin has the most beautiful mountains and rivers in the world." A trip to Guilin proves its reputation.
9/18/2012 1:05:18 AMSteve replied:
There are more than 20 hotels in Hangzhou. Among the more well-known are Shangri-La Hangzhou, the Yellow Dragon, the Wanghu Guesthouse, the Sino-Japanese Friendship Hotel, Xinqiao Hotl,Huagang, Zhejiang, Huajiashan, West Lake,hangzhou Grand Hotel, Xizi,hangzhou Internatinal Hotel, Dongmao, Huaqiao, Zhongshan Grand Hotel, Haiwaihai, and Zijiang.
9/18/2012 1:00:19 AMSummer replied:
The best place for entertainment in Hangzhou is in the Jinshangang Theme Park. Located beside the West Lake, it is an entertainment complex of amusement, foodstuffs and shopping facilities. Featuring Chinese gardens and artificial warterfalls, the park vevotes one major section to exhibiting various styles of Chinese bonsai and another to folk arts and crafts of southern China.In addition, there is a theater where tourist can enjoy beautiful songs and authentic local food at the same time.
9/18/2012 12:54:10 AMMonica replied:
In the past, weddings, funerals, and aniversaries were all called "red and whitefestivals." A funeral was considered a "festival" because death was considered a relief from suffering. The funeral is a dranatic event for the Chinese. A gusrd of honor stands vigil to the beat of drums and gongs and funeral music. After the funeral, a feast is served at which children of the deceased offer thanks to the mourners.
9/18/2012 12:49:10 AMAlex replied:
The most important festival durin g a year for Han and many of the minority nationalities is the Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year. In 1949, when the People's Republic was founded, the Western calendar was adopted under which Jauaty 1 is New Year's Day. At the sae time, the first day of the lunar month became the Spring Festival. Traditional celebrations associated with the spring Ferstival include sweeping the house and courtyyard, hanging festive couplets and pictures, offerring sacrifices to gods and ancestors, sitting th night out to greet the New Year, giving pocket money to kids, eating mignight meals, exploding Lanterns, performing the Drum Dance and walking on stilts.Some of these ceremonies, such as paying homeage to ancestors, are no longer praticed in the cities.
9/18/2012 12:39:45 AMSue replied:
China is undergoing a tradition from a planed to a merket economy. And commodities are priced in one of the following three way. First, fixed prices by the state;second, regulatory prices by the state;and third, market prices. Most of the touists merchandise falls under the third, market prices. There fore, when you go shopping, it pays to visit several by shoddy the best price. Like other counties, China is plagued by shoddy and counterfeited products, especialy on the street stands, Tourists are advised to make informed choices and shop accompanied by local guides. Also, big deparment stores and tourist stores have desinated by government better credibility. Also, always ask for a receipt.If , unforunitely, you havepurchused a defensive product, you can lodge a complaint with the local guide consummer's association. The telephone number of th associations are in local telephone ditectories.
9/18/2012 12:27:24 AMCarina replied:
Most of the international accepted cards are usable in China. These include: Vissa, Mastercard, American Express, Dinner's Club, Million Card, Federal Card and the JCB card of Japan.
9/17/2012 11:47:25 PMAlex replied:
Beiingers enjoy chatting, taking their caged birds out in the parks, gardening raising gold fish, windowing shopping and plying cards and maahjong. In the years, an increasing number of Beijingers have become coccer fans. Yong people love pop and rock music.The Hard Rock Cafe in Beijing is always crowded.
7/29/2013 1:39:59 AMMr. Lee replied:
They are very talktive~~
9/17/2012 11:55:59 PMSteve replied:
Courtyyard houses are the essential for an understanding of the culture of Beijing. The courtyyard house is the trditional form of residence for Beijingers . A house facing shouth is the most respectable. Since there is only one door leading into the courtyard, the courtyyad is a world of its own. Rooms on the four sides within the compound all open their doors toward the yard, indicating a cohensive mntality in the Chinese family. The spacious courtyard is good for planting trees and floweras , as well as for raising bireds and gold fish. Some wealthy families also build rockeries and cultivate bonsai to enjoy nature at home.
9/17/2012 9:02:57 PMHedy replied:
The dynasty that set their capital in Xi'an were the ,ost poerfull regimes that united China. Their regins were the best in Chinese histiry, during which X'an was the cultureal center of the Asia Silk Road, Xi'an was matshed only by Rome, which represented Western civilization. For all these resons , Xi'an was listed as one of the four ancient capitals in the world.
9/17/2012 8:58:28 PMSue replied:
The city tree of Xi'an is Chinese locust, widely planted in the city since ancient times. The municiple flower isthe pomegranate, with a 2,000-year hitory of cultivation. Drought-resident and easily managed, it is used primaily as a bonsai material. The city emblem consists of the Bing Wild Goose Pagida, the sun and the ancient city wall, symbols of Xi'an's ancient history and everlasting vigor.
9/17/2012 8:53:39 PMSummer replied:
Tanglegong Hotel offers dinner shows that are similar to a nightclub. The facility, dubbed the only Las Vegas-style nightclub in China, covers a space of 7,000 squre meters , with a capacity to accommodate 1,200dinners at the same time. The restaurant caters to both Chinese and Western tastes, featuring famous dshs of the Tang imperial court. The show is charachterized by songs and dances also from the Tang Dynasty, offerig a glimpose of the culture of the most important dyansty in Chinese.
9/17/2012 8:47:13 PMEmily replied:
As early as the 3,000 years ago, the northern side of Mt.Lishan was known to ahve hot springs, which maintain a tempreture of 44 degrees Celsius perennially with a stedy flow. Rich in mutitute of mineral resoreces, the hot springs are curative to rheumatism, muscle strains and paralysis. This is why the emperor Qingshihuang built a Mt. Lishan Pool. In 644,Emperor Tang Taizong built a Hot Spring Palace and in 747, Emperor Tang Xuan-zong renamned it Huangqing Palace, later changed Huangqing Pool.
9/17/2012 8:40:04 PMSteve replied:
The Dumplins Feast of Xi'an is the highest form of art of dumpling-making in China. Each dumpling has a unique flavor and shape and the stuffing is of poultry, pork, bbef ,mutton, vegetables, sea food or dried fruite. They can be steamed, deepfried, sauteed, or boiled.The Dumpling Restaurant on Liberation Road and another called Defachang are two most famous places for dumpings.
9/17/2012 8:27:59 PMJessica replied:
Since the seventh century, Guangzhou has benn China's major port for foreign trade. Because of its proximity to Hong Kong and Macao, the Chinese government , since the 1957, has regularly held two tradefairs in Guangzhou, one in the springtime--April 15 to 30, and one in autumn, October 15 to 30. Each fair features about 50,000 categories of China's exported goods and attracts some 40,000 business persons from around the world. The firs have become a major channel for conducting trade and friendly exchanges bettewn China and other countries.
9/17/2012 7:44:51 PMCarina replied:
Guanhzou's deserts and refreshemnts are reputed for their exquisite workmanship, myriad varieties and fresh taste. Among the more typical are shrimp dmplings, steamed shaomai, hoof-shaped caks, taro cakes with honey, grilled buns with stuffed meat, and chicken with glutinous rice.
9/17/2012 8:28:17 PMIris replied:
Cantonees moon cakes are noted for their exquisite ingredients. The stuffing for the Lotus Cake, for example, use onlt the best Hunan lotus seed of the year. Another famous one, the Phoenix Shredded Chicken Cake, use only freshly brown-braised chicken, and the thin wrapping are made with fine flour.
9/17/2012 7:53:52 PMCarina replied:
Sun Yat-sen University , a top-ranking institution of higher learning, was founded by Dr. Sun Yat-sen in 1924.Originally known as Guangzhou Univercity, the name was changed in 1926 to commemorate the death of Dr. Sun. Today it is a mutil-disciplinary university encompassing social sciences, humanitues, management science, natral sciences and polytechnical sciences.
9/17/2012 8:28:26 PMCarina replied:
The white Cloud HIlls face the Pearl Delta Plains to the east, south and west. During hot days, the warm air from the plains rises uo but is soon bloked by the hills. It then cools and is condensed into clouds that linger around the peaks. Hence the name.
9/17/2012 8:28:43 PMAlex replied:
There are 34parks in Gungzhou. They are either general-purpose, special- interset or reginal, but without exception, they are all decorated with traditional Chinese pavilions, corridorswith eaves, and scrrens in perfect harmony with the natural surroundings.
9/17/2012 8:29:02 PMSummer replied:
As early as in 1134 BC, Kings Wen and Wu of the Western Zhou Dynasty moved their capital from Zhouyuan(Qing and Fufeng today) in the Guangzhou Plains to Fenghe River, 10 km south of the what is today Xi'an. After King destroyed the river kingdom of Shang, his interim capital developed into the first capital in the Chinese history--a prelude to the great capital city of Xi'an of later dynasties.
9/17/2012 8:29:23 PMSteve replied:
Yes.The ancient Chinese viewed people death as life, believing that the soul was everlasting and that after death, it would continue to live undergound as it had on the earth. Therefore, when a person died, the body would be buried along with the things associated with him when he was alive. This is eapecialy true of princes and nobles who could aford a luxurious funeral.
9/17/2012 6:38:15 PMCarina replied:
In March 1974,peasants in Xiyang Village, Yanzhai Township, Lingtong County came acrose a piece of an earthen figure when digging a well, leading to the discvery of pit No. 1. In the summer of the 1976,pits No.2 and 3 were located. To protect the excavated relics, a museum was built in 1975 on the site of Pit No. 1 covering a space of 16,000 squre meters(about 4 acres), the museum was opened to the public on October1,1979.
9/17/2012 8:31:46 PMSue replied:
Xi'an leads the nation with its concentation of cultural items and ancient relics. Specialy, 238 sites are designated by the state as "key relic-laden areas to be protected." Of corse, 20 receive protection from the center government and 60 from provincial governments. So far, more than 4,000 tombs have been excavated and 120,000 relics ubearthed. The relics fall under several categories:Ruins of primitive communs; ruins of ancient palaces and city walls;tombs of emperors;ancient temples; and stelae with calligraphic inscriptions and carvings.
9/17/2012 8:32:10 PMAlex replied:
Pepole in Guangzhou speak Cantoness, a spoken language quite different from Mandarin. Sometimes, people are confused, as the written language is the same, but the spoken language are totally different. Cantoness is almost impossible for Mandarin-speakers to undersatnd , and often hard for them to learn,as it s pronunciation and lexicon are different . In addition, others dialects such as Kejia,Shantou and Siyi are spoken, but Mandarin is the lingua franca, as it is throughout China.
9/17/2012 6:58:25 PMCarina replied:
Guangzhou is famous for being a city with flowers all the year round, even in the cold winters when northen China is frozen in the sonw and ice. This gives rise to the pratices of paiting , buying ,and admiring flowers among city dwellers. Hence the name.
9/17/2012 8:32:30 PMJessica replied:
Guangzhou is known for its fruits, which include longan, papaya, carambola, lychee, bananas, and sweet oranges.The latter four are known as the "top four fruits of Gunagzhou."
9/17/2012 8:34:47 PMSummer replied:
Because these flowers herald the arrival of spring. Kapok is the tallest arbor tree, known as "hero tree" in China, It blloms in the early spring before sprouting its leaves. Furthmore, its fowes are exceptionally brilliant.
9/17/2012 2:51:06 AMCarina replied:
It was a German geologist named Ferdinand von Richthofen who came up with the term in the late 19th century to refer to the ancient trade route from western China to Center Asia and Europe. The term later gained international recontion.
9/17/2012 2:42:58 AMMonica replied:
Hell. Dear Mr.Ben. Thanks for your questions. we accept both paypal and credit card. 50% deposit when booking and balacne payment before your departue on the date we agree. normally 30days in advance.Let me know if you have further questions. Thanks. Monica.
9/17/2012 8:32:59 PMEmily replied:
The Gourd Chicken is the most popular dish in Xi'an noted for its crispiness, tenderness and flavor. It dates back to the Tang Dynasty over 1,000 years ago and took it name from thr gourd shape of the baking dish.
9/17/2012 8:33:27 PMCamille replied:
This is a popular local snack. The dinner tears up a baked bun and throws the pieces into a pot of mutton stew. When eating, the stew is hot stirred, thus retaining the fresh flavor. The meat is lean andtender, and the soup is delicious.
9/17/2012 2:31:29 AMAmy replied:
China started to cultivate rose in the Han Dynasty over 2,000 years ago and today the plane has more than 1,000 species. Roses, by nature, bloom recurrently from May to November, earning a reputation as being "red from month to month". They come out mostly in red, pink, yellow, and white, but sometimes thay also come out in a misture of colors. Most of the flowers are armomatic. Chinese roses are noted for their adaptability to clod and dry conditions. To keep rose species well and alive, Beijing has established special institutions that intagrate research of roses with their production and utilization.
9/17/2012 2:33:43 AMMonica replied:
Hello. Dear Jason.Thanks for your question. The scenery in Jiuzhaigou varies with seasons.Best time to visit Jiuzhaigou is in autumn .If you come over in spring ( March to the end of May.),There is strong sunlight in Jiuzhaigou because of the plateau landscape there. It is not cold in Jiuzhaigou spring, but the ultraviolet radiation is strong. Best Regards, Monica
9/17/2012 2:22:28 AMCarina replied:
Beijingers, particualrly the old-generation residents, are known for their slow pace of life. Nurtured by the ancient culture, Beijingers have inevitable assumed an air of stateliness.They look care-free, strolling around neighborhood. In the Qing Dynasty, the Manchurian government decreed that Manchus not engage in labor. Hanging around was the only thing left to do, For the upper class, playing music and chess, practising calligraphy and paiting and going to Peking Opera house became hot fashons, while the lower class killed the time by raising pet birds, walking dogs and figting crikets. Eventually, the ordinary residents also dveloped this laid-back lifestyle. With a rapid socio-economic development, of course, the pace of life has quickened in recnt years. Yong people no longe like to stroll around. Compared to the lifeof New York, however, Beijing still has far to go.
9/17/2012 8:33:49 PMSummer replied:
Hello, Anita. Thanks for your qusestion. It takes three hours on the traffic and 2-3 hours for sightseeing. If you are interested in Beijing Tour, please contact me .I can customized for you. Best Regards,Monica
9/17/2012 8:34:05 PMSteve replied:
The longest defensive city wall in the world:the Great Wall. The largest palatial complex in the world:the Forbidden City. The largest city-center aquare in the world：Tiananmen Square. The largest heaven-worshipping garden architecture in the worls:the Tenple of Heaven. The best- preserved imperial garden in the world that boasts a great number of architecture masterpieces as well as scenic beauties:the Summer Palace. The oldest imperial garden in the world:the Beihai Park. The most massive and the best preserved imperial mausoleum atructures in the world:the Ming Tombs. The most culturely singnificant archaeological site for prehistorical homo spiens in the world:the site of Beijing Man at Zhoukoudian. The temple with the largest collection number of inscriptions in the world:the Yunju Temple. The bell with the largest number of inscriptions in the world：the Yongle Bell.
9/12/2012 7:49:29 PMMonica replied:
Hello.Dear Mr.Andrea. Some could be found at Huai Hai Rd. but they are usually costly. Maybe you can check it out at two stores below: Hu & Hu, CaoBao Road, Alley 1885, #8, Dragon Era, 377 Hu Qing Ping Rd. Also, you can drive to the Hong Qiao area and travel down these roads; Huqingping Rd., Wuzhong Rd., Hongqiao Rd. and Hongzhong Rd., you will see some stores/wharehouses there too. Here are two webistes of chinese traditional furniture company in Shanghai :http://www.easterncurio.com/. http://www.sh-antique.com.cn/index2.htm Hope the information will help you out. Happy shopping and have a nice day! BR, Monica [email protected]
Good afternoon. My wife and I are interested in your Mysterious Tibet and Others tour but would like to add one or two days in Xian. Would that be possible? What would that add to the cost? You say your tour does not cover the cost of the airflight from Guilin to Shanghai. How much does that one way flight cost for each person? You do not provide dates. We would like to start our travel in late March or early April. Does that work? If so, when? Thank you.
8/24/2012 8:24:12 AMMonica Mo replied:
Hi, Mr.Tuckman. Thanks for your inquiry. we can customize the tour for you and add Xi'an in the itinerary. The tour package includes the domestic flights from city to city in china. However, it does no include the international air flight ticket to China and back to the U.S(including Guilin to Hong Kong). The price of the domestic flight ticket is subject to airlines and seasons. Normally the price will be higher in three Chinese National Holidays, namely, Spring Festival, Labor day and National Day. As we provide private tours for the customers, it is you who will decide the day of visit. I will send the itinerary for your reference. Best Regards, Monica [email protected]
8/2/2012 2:14:10 AMAlex replied:
It's highland area,so quite cold and try in January and Febuary.
7/9/2012 1:38:35 AMAlex replied:
Thank you Mr Sharon and we will organize more useful China travel information.
Hello. I'll be traveling solo on the silk road this August. On August 19th I wish to take a day trip to Bayanbulak Grassland. Is there a public bus from the city center of Korla? Is the bus easy to get? If there's no public bus, do you know a budget car rental agent? I look forward to your reply and thank you in advance.
6/10/2012 8:07:13 PMAlex replied:
Dear Ms. Shuni, Firstly, you can take a train from Korla to Hejing County. It takes about 1 hour and half. Then from the Hejing Central Bus Station, you can take a public bus to Bayanbulak. The departure time of the bus is about 8:30 in the morning. From Hejing to Bayanbulak, it's 375 KM. So, it's a long bus ride. And the road is not very good somewhere.
6/13/2012 7:24:00 PMMr. Shuni Vashti replied:
Dear Alex, "History of Mongolian people of Korla" that does sound interesting. Thanks for introducing Lionel Liu's contact number. I'll do my best to bother him. Do you know anybody else I can bother while in Turpan, Hotan, and Urumqi? By the way, in China, is there a SIM Card which I can use to make international calls to Indonesia from any part of China? The previous time I traveled to China, I bought a SIM Card in Chengdu Airport. The shopkeeper said that I could make an international call to Indonesia with that. But when I was at the hotel and wanted to call home, I couldn't get connected. The card was fine for domestic calls though. I asked my hotel's fort desk's staff and she said that my card can only be used for international calls if used from Xi'An. This time, while traveling the Silk Road, I wish to have one SIM Card which I can use all along the way to make both domestic and international calls (just to Indonesia). Do you know one?
6/13/2012 7:19:28 PMMr. Alex replied:
Dear Shuni, You can call Cory Guo while you are in Turpan, Hotan and Urumqi. He is a good friend and local business partner of mine. He is based in Urumqi, but he can offer the travel information while you are in all those places. His cell: 13079937502 For the SIM card, as I know, it doesn't matter where you buy the card, it depends on whether you tell them to activate the international call service. So, I suggest you go to an offficial China Mobile office (the office with a China Mobile logo. I will attach the lolo in the attached file) to buy the card, asking them if it has the international call service and if yes, tell them to activate it. My cell number is 13507732100. Feel free to call me when necessary. Anyway, I think to travel along the Silk Road is bit of challenge, especially for someone who doesn't speak Chinese. Think about to get a partner with you.
6/12/2012 7:41:05 PMMr. Alex replied:
Dear Shuni, You are just welcome to ask any question about traveling in China. One of China Expedtion Tours' missions is to offer free travel consulting service. Since you have two days in Korla, besides Bosten Lake and the Iron Gate, the Hero's Tower of Returning to the East is good place for you to get to know some very interesting history of the Mogolian people of Korla. Unfortunately, we do not have a group during August 18-19 there. But we have a local agent and friend whoes name is Lionel Liu in Korla. When you get there, please call him by his cell phone: 13999022725 to ask his help to rent a car or van, or join in a day-tour there. He is a very nice man who speaks good English and he is an expert of travel in Korla and Xinjiang. Feel free to "Bother" him :) lol:) Always wish you good luck!
6/12/2012 6:43:59 PMMr. Shuni replied:
Hello, Alex. Thanks a lot for your detail information. After looking over it, I conclude that Bayanbulak won't fit into my itinerary for this time. I've seen several photographs of Bosten Lake by sunset. I would like to go there. According to Google Maps it's not so far from the city. Alex, according to current train schedule, I will arrive at 8:06 AM in Korla (from Turpan K9757). And then I'll leave for Kashgar the next day at 21:58 PM with K9787. Besides Bosten Lake and Iron Gate, do you have any suggestion? Do you have a group budget tour which I might be able to join in on August 18-19? Do you know a budget car rental agency in Korla, Turpan, and Hotan? Also if you know budget group tours in Turpan and Hotan, please let me know. The ones I've found in the internet are long journey tours that takes days. I want short tours like a 1 day or 2 days tour. Again, I look forward to hear from you. Your information would surely be great help for me. Thank you very much. Regards, Shuni Vashti
10/25/2010 11:20:14 AMAlex Guan replied:
It's about 200 km from Guilin city to Sanjiang. It takes about 4 hours to drive there by the National Highway 321.
10/20/2010 4:45:56 PMMr. Andy Ruan replied:
Sanjiang is a pretty place you see lot about the Dong minority nationality's life. I've been threre twice. Really worthy to go!
10/25/2010 11:20:20 AMAlex Guan replied:
Hi Mr. Tang, I will email you the access to the website with the information about Aksu.