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Planning a trip to China, Beijing Shanghai and somewhere else

Old Jun 13th, 2011, 02:03 PM
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Planning a trip to China, Beijing Shanghai and somewhere else

Hello,
I am starting to plan for three weeks in China at the end of August. This is my second trip, btu I am travelling with a first timer. We want to see the major highlights, and also something different. Possibly HuangShan or in Yunnan, LiJiang and ShangriLa. Any ideas for about a week in each of these places? Or other suggestions?
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Carl
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Old Jun 14th, 2011, 09:35 AM
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Just got back from China; I would highly recommend spending some time in Yangshuo (3 or 4 days).
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Old Jun 29th, 2011, 11:12 AM
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After some consideration of various destinations. I think we have enough time to go to Tibet and Chengdu (most flights connect through there). Probably will fly after considering the train for many of the same reasons posted elsewhere here.

Beijing - 6 nights (rest, sightsee, hike on the Great Wall)
fly to Lhasa - 6 nights (rest, 4 day tour)
fly to Chengdu - 2 nights (panda reserve, old town)
fly to Shanghai - 4 nights (sightsee, day trip to Hangzhou)
back to Beijing - 2 nights (maybe by bullet train, shopping)

Any comments on this itinerary? We don't want to do too much. Any hotel recommendations or other advice would be appreciated too. Thanks.
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Do check with a travel agent and make sure Tibet will be open again in August. Tibet is Closed to All Foreigners from 2011-06-20 to 2011-07-25.

It sounds like a fine itinerary, as long as Tibet works out for you.
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Thanks. This will be in September, peak travel time in Tibet, one reason getting the train in was problematic.
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