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?
Dear Mr. Mong, i appreciate your patience.We tried our best to find their contacts for you.
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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]
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
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.
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.
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!
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Thank you for using ChinaExpeditionTours.com.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
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.
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'.
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.
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
Bus Line: 1
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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 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 .
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 .
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.
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.
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.
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
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
View MapJinhua Hotel
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
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.
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.
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.
- 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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!~~
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hell. Dear Mr.Ben. Thanks for your questions.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Hope the information will help you out.
Happy shopping and have a nice day!
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.
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:
"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:
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:
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:
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.
Hi, David. At present, the number of new confirmed cases of pneumonia were found in Wuhan is still increasing, but the number of discharged cases is also increasing. We remind that during the period of the epidemic, people should reduce or stop the gathering as much as possible, because the gathering of relatives and friends provides favorable conditions for the epidemic of the disease in the process of preparation and eating. In the process of preparation and gathering, people are close contacts with each other. The droplets produced by coughing and sneezing can be directly transmitted to the whole gathering population, which is very easy to cause disease Disease transmission. Wash your hands frequently, using running water and soap or hand sanitizer. When you have to go out, seek medical treatment or take public transportation, you should wear a mask correctly.