Travel Tips for China: Local Cuisine

On November 25, 2010, in Cool Places, Cultural Experience, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

When you just go for China Tours in mainland China, some local cuisine you have to taste when you after visiting famous places. Here are some tips and information for you and your mouth. Book a China Flight to visit China, you will never forget the flavor. Cantonese cuisine comes from Guangdong Province in southern China. Of all the regional […]

When you just go for China Tours in mainland China, some local cuisine you have to taste when you after visiting famous places. Here are some tips and information for you and your mouth. Book a China Flight to visit China, you will never forget the flavor.

Cantonese cuisine comes from Guangdong Province in southern China. Of all the regional varieties of Chinese cuisine, Cantonese is renowned both inside and outside China. Its prominence outside China is due to the great numbers of early emigrants from Guangdong. In China, too, it enjoys great prestige among the eight great traditions of Chinese cuisine, and Cantonese chefs are highly sought after throughout the country.

Due to Guangdong’s location on the southern coast of China, fresh live seafood is a specialty in Cantonese cuisine. Many authentic restaurants maintain live seafood tanks. From the Cantonese perspective, strong spices are added only to stale seafood to cover the rotting odor. The freshest seafood is odorless and, in Cantonese culinary arts, it is best cooked by steaming. For instance, in some recipes, only a small amount of soy sauce, ginger, and spring onion is added to steamed fish. Apparently, the light seasoning is used only to bring out the natural sweetness of the seafood. However, most restaurants would gladly get rid of their stale seafood inventory by offering dishes loaded with garlic and spices. As a rule of thumb in Cantonese dining, the spiciness of a dish is usually inversely proportional to the freshness of the ingredients.

Jiaozi is a common Chinese dumpling which generally consists of minced meat and finely chopped vegetables wrapped into a thin and elastic piece of dough skin. Popular meat fillings include ground pork, ground beef, groundchicken, shrimp, and even fish. Popular mixtures include pork with Chinese cabbage, pork with garlic chives, pork and shrimp with veggies, pork with spring onion, garlic chives with scrambled eggs. Filling mixtures vary depending on personal tastes and region. Jiaozi are usually boiled or steamed. Jiaozi is a traditional dish eaten on Chinese New Year’s Eve, the 5th day of Chinese New Year, and special family reunions. Extended family members gather together to make dumplings. It is also eaten for farewell to family members or friends. In North China, dumplings are eaten with a dipping sauce made of vinegar and chilli oil or paste, and occasionally with some soy sauce added in.

If dumplings are laid flatly on a pan, first steamed with lid on with a thin layer of water, then fried in oil after the water has been evaporated, they are called guotie or potstickers after their crispy skin on the bottom.

Wontons are another kind of dumplings. They are typically boiled in a light broth or soup and made with a meatier filling. The skin wrapping for wontons is different — thinner and less elastic — than that used for jiaozi. Wontons are more popular in Southern China (Shanghai, Guangdong, Hong Kong etc.) whereas in Northern China, people usually have jiaozi. Jiaozi, wonton and potstickers are all wrapped differently.

Another type of Chinese dumpling is made with glutinous rice. Usually, the glutinous rice dumplings are triangle or cone shaped, can be filled with red bean paste, Chinese dates or cured meat depending on region. Glutinous rice dumplings are traditionally eaten during the Duanwu Festival.

Chinese cuisine includes sweet dumplings. Tangyuan are smaller dumplings made with glutinous rice flour and filled with sweet sesame, peanut, red bean paste. Tangyuan may also be served without a filling. Tangyuan are eaten on the 15th day of Chinese New Year, or the Lantern Festival. There are also other kinds of dumplings such as har kao, siew mai, small cage-steamed bun (xiaolongbao), pork bun and crystal dumpling.

Book a China Flight to visit China, you will never forget the flavor. chinatraveldepot.com will offer you more information you may need.

Chinese Travel Agents Will Save Big on Your Travel

Currently, China Tours are more and more popular amongst travel fans; generally, they are attracted by the famous Chinese tourism sites, such as the historical in Beijing and Xi’an, the holy religion mysterious in Tibet, the beautiful landscape in Guilin, and so on. However, one of the most important things you will take into account […]

Currently, China Tours are more and more popular amongst travel fans; generally, they are attracted by the famous Chinese tourism sites, such as the historical in Beijing and Xi’an, the holy religion mysterious in Tibet, the beautiful landscape in Guilin, and so on. However, one of the most important things you will take into account is the travel expense, which is the big proportion of your china travel. One of the best way to save your travel expense is going help to travel agents, by which you can save both your time and money.

In the following passage, I will share my experience with you, and I hope it will do you a favor when you choose the Chinese Travel Agents. So, let’s go to find out the top Chinese travel agent. In my point of view, when we choose the travel agency, it’s better for us to choose those agents which have good reputations, long history, and provide reliable services, and China Youth Travel Service (CYTS) is one of the best choices. CYTS, with a long history, is the leading online travel agency that provides a variety of travel services throughout China. On the website of CYTS, which is www.chinatraveldepot.com, you can see the travel information both in China and abroad, which includes the flights, hotels, tour packages, hot deals, etc, information. By surfing on the official website, you can search out the specific information you need with low prices, for comparing the different prices, it is easier for you to get the lowest prices you need. For example, you are going to Beijing on 12th December, and firstly, you need to book a flight to Beijing. On the website, you firstly fill the blank of departure city, destinations, the exact time you are going to leave, and then “search it”, a few seconds you can get the right flights and related information you need. Secondly, a proper hotel is needed. In Beijing, many famous hotels can be found on this website, like the Jinjiang inns, China World Hotel, and many other well-known hotels, the same as searching the flights, the destinations, and Check-in and Check-out date are needed. By the way, in Beijing, the most popular hotels among foreign visitors are not the five-star hotels, but the courtyard hotels, which is located in the Hutongs. Hutong is a kind of alley between buildings, which is a unique ancient culture in Beijing. It is said that there are thousands of Hutongs in Beijing, and each of them has their special names, some are named by officials, some are by local people. Hanging out there, you can enjoy the different view of Beijing.

Moreover, you can find out all kinds of tour packages on the website of CYTS, such as the Multi-City Tours, Single City Tours, Join-in Group Tours, Customized Tours, and so on. I recommend the Multi-City Tours, for the reason that you can have broad chances to have a view in China at one time, for example the Splendid China Tour, whose itinerary is from Beijing to Xi’an to Guilin to Shanghai. During this tour, not only can you have a chance to appreciate the ancient and historical buildings, but also enjoy the beautiful landscape in Guilin, and the metropolis—Shanghai. The totally fees of this tour will cost you only about 1500 dollars, don’t wait and move on if you like it.

Indeed, China is an amazing country with ancient culture and historical sites, if you are interested in it, just book your China Flights and explore yourself. Click on www.chinatraveldepot.com for more information.

USA Embassy in China

On November 25, 2010, in China Travel Gossip, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

For many foreign travelers who want to go abroad for a travel, the first thing they should do is applying for a Visa. As a result, travel fans who want to china travel had better read this article carefully, it will introduce you more detail information about how to apply for Visa to China Tours. […]

For many foreign travelers who want to go abroad for a travel, the first thing they should do is applying for a Visa. As a result, travel fans who want to china travel had better read this article carefully, it will introduce you more detail information about how to apply for Visa to China Tours. Travelers usually need to apply Tourist Visa. It is issued to an alien who comes to China for sightseeing, visiting relatives or friends, other personal affairs, etc.

How to Apply for a Visa

Please follow the following steps when applying for a non-immigrant visa at the US Embassy Beijing:

  • Pay the Application Fee
  • Make an Appointment for the Interview & Appointment Wait Times
  • Prepare an Appropriate Photo
  • Fill in the Online Visa Application Form (DS-160)
  • Gather the Required Documents
  • Appear for the Interview
  • Arrange for Visa/Passport Return through China Post

If you are repeat travelers and are renewing your visa, you may be able to use the CITIC Bank Drop-off Service to apply for a visa and you may not need to come to the Embassy for a visa interview.

If you are renewing your visa, or are under 14, or 80 years old or older, you may be able to use the CITIC Bank Drop-off Service to apply for a visa and you may not need to come to the Embassy for a visa interview.

  • CITIC Bank Drop-off Service for Applicants Under 14, or 80 Years Old or Older 
  • Appointment Day & Visa Processing Wait Times
  • Expedite Process for Students, APEC Card Holders, Medical Matters & Other Emergencies
  • AmCham Business Visa Applicants
  • Applicants Holding Chinese Private Passport for “G” Visas 
  • Officials, Diplomats & Representatives of International Organizations

This is the generally tips of applying the Visa card and I hope you can gain something from the above information. In the following passage, I will share some tips about how to travel in China, I think it will be helpful after your get your visa card. Before your departure, you need to consider which city do you want to visit, or what kind of cities are you really interested in? If you are not sure about that, I have some suggestions, for historical sites you can go to ancient cities, like Beijing, Xi’an; for landscapes, Guilin and Zhangjiajie will be good choices; and for sea view, you can go to Dalian and Sanya. All I have mentioned are hot destinations amongst travel fans, or you can click on www.chinatraveldepot.com for help. This is the official website of China Youth Travel Service (CYTS), which is one of the most famous travel agencies both in China and abroad. On the website, you can search out the specific information you need with low prices, for comparing the different prices, it is easier for you to get the lowest prices you need. Also, CYTS provides all kinds of itineraries for its customers, for example, the Customized route, which is the unique feature of CYTS. You tell them the cities which you are interested in, and the attractions you want to visit, and the time you are going to start, all in all, the more specific your information is , the more perfect your itinerary your travel will be. From I have mentioned above, I think you have already had a travel plan for your china travel, and just book your China Flights and explore yourself.

 

 

Tagged with:  

China Domestic Airlines

On November 24, 2010, in Cultural Experience, Tips & Ideas, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Traveling by China Flights can be a great experience, as you will enjoy a top quality service with an amazingly low fare airline ticket. In today’s article, I will recommend some famous airline companies, which are reliable and often sell discounted tickets.   No.1  China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd. China Southern Airlines operates the largest and […]

Traveling by China Flights can be a great experience, as you will enjoy a top quality service with an amazingly low fare airline ticket. In today’s article, I will recommend some famous airline companies, which are reliable and often sell discounted tickets.

 

No.1  China Southern Airlines Co. Ltd.

China Southern Airlines operates the largest and most technologically advanced airline fleet, as well as the most extensive domestic air network in The People’s Republic of China.

Currently, China Southern Airlines operates 400 modern Boeing 777, 747, 757, 737 and Airbus A330, 321, 320, 319 and 300 jet aircrafts and is ranked NO.6 in the world serving destinations to 884 cities in 169 countries. Forming an extensive network with Guangzhou and Beijing as its hubs, covering all of China, radiating throughout Asia and linking Europe, America, Australia & Africa with convenient connections to all main cities in the world via close cooperation with all the SkyTeam member airlines.

China Southern Airlines has 14 branches located throughout China, including:

  • Beijing
  • Dalian
  • Guangxi
  • Hainan
  • Henan
  • Hubei
  • Hunan
  • Heilongjiang
  • Jilin
  • Northern
  • Shenzhen
  • Xinjiang
  • Taiwan and
  • Zhuhai Helicopter Company

No.2  China Eastern Airlines Co. Ltd.

China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited was founded in April 1995 and was listed at the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited, New York Stock Exchange, Inc. and Shanghai Stock Exchange in 1997. It is one of the three largest civil aviation transportation backbone enterprises in China and `was established in 1988. Its Headquarters are based in Shanghai. In February 2010, the alliance and reorganization of China Eastern Airlines Corporation Limited and Shanghai Airlines Co., Ltd. were completed and the latter became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the former.

 

No.3 Shenzhen Airlines

Shenzhen Airlines was founded in November 1992 and entered into service on September 17th 1993, which is a share holding Airline Company specializing in air passenger, cargo and mail transportation. Since the first flight, Shenzhen Airlines has had a consecutive record for 14 profitable years and 15 years of safe flights. Furthermore, it has gained the public recognition for its safe flights, excellent service, good economic performance and effective management. Currently, Shenzhen Airlines has over 8000 employees, more than 70 passenger aircrafts and 5 Boeing 747 cargo aircrafts working in over 160 domestic and international flight routes(KUL,OSA,SIN,JKT,SEL,SGN,MFM).

Latest Travel Packages To China

On November 24, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

In today’s blog, I will show you some popular travel routes. You can either enjoy a free and independent private China Tours or choose a reliable group tour during your china travel. Private China Tours No.1 8 Days China Express Tour Destinations: Beijing, Shanghai Tour Features: This four-star tour takes you around China’s two greatest […]

In today’s blog, I will show you some popular travel routes. You can either enjoy a free and independent private China Tours or choose a reliable group tour during your china travel.

Private China Tours

No.1 8 Days China Express Tour

Destinations: Beijing, Shanghai

Tour Features: This four-star tour takes you around China’s two greatest cities: Beijing and Shanghai. In Beijing, you can enjoy the classic tourist hotspots like the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, and experience the Hutong neighborhood on a rickshaw tour. In Shanghai, you will get a brief introduction to the city through some museums and major tourist sites and have a free day to enjoy its many shopping opportunities.

Tour Price: From 683 USD

No.2 12 Days Best China Tour

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Guangzhou, Hong Kong

Tour Features: This four-star tour will expose you to the wide range of sceneries and cultures in China. During the two weeks, you will begin the tour in the historic city of Beijing, touring the Forbidden City, climbing the Great Wall and taking a rickshaw through the traditional Hutong neighborhoods. Then it’s on to Xian to view the awe-inspiring Terracotta Warriors. In Guilin you will float through some beautiful Chinese landscapes, and finally end in Guangzhou and Hong Kong; cities exemplary of modern China.

Tour Price: From 1,555 USD

 

2011 Small Group China Tours

No.1 12 Days China Discover Tour

Destinations: Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Yangshuo, Suzhou, Shanghai

Tour Features: China discovery tour is created to offer the very best of China in a compact itinerary. Travelers will visit the most well-known monuments in Beijing, Xian and Shanghai and see the beautiful landscape of the Li River near Guilin and Yangshuo.

Tour Price: From 1,195 USD

 

No.2 12 Days Best China Yangtze Tour

Desitinations: Shanghai, Yichang, Yangtze, Chongqing, Xian, Beijing

Tour Features: Our best China Yangtze tour is a well-paced cruise tour which combines the capital city, Beijing, a relaxed cruise on the mighty Yangtze, historical Xian and metropolitan Shanghai. Traveling in a small group, you have the opportunity to meet local people and to experience China’s highlights, both ancient and modern.

Tour Price: From 1,325 USD

I hope you have a enjoyable trip during your China Tours. Good luck!

Tour Packages to China Natural Scenes

On November 24, 2010, in Cool Places, Cultural Experience, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The tourism spots in China have been divided into 4 ranks: A,AA,AAA, AAAA. But recently, there are AAAAA trial visiting spots are established by the Travel Bureau in China. These ranks are according to the traffic, safety, health, communication, travelling and shopping, quality resources, and travelling facilities like China Hotels. These new AAAAA tourism spots […]

The tourism spots in China have been divided into 4 ranks: A,AA,AAA, AAAA. But recently, there are AAAAA trial visiting spots are established by the Travel Bureau in China. These ranks are according to the traffic, safety, health, communication, travelling and shopping, quality resources, and travelling facilities like China Hotels. These new AAAAA tourism spots include Guilin, Jiuzhaigou Valley in Sichuan, and Zhangjiajie National Forest Park in Hunan. If you are interested in natural beauty spots of china travel, then this article is the perfect choice.

Guilin Lijiang River Scenic Area. Lijiang River is the branch of Pearl River (mainly in Guangzhou) and it is the largest scenery of Karst landscape area in the world. For Tour packages for this area, you can either choose 2-5 day private tour or seat-in-coach ones. The latter option allows to book hotels through the travel agency or not. For example, the 3-day private tour packages include Lijiang River Cruise, Elephant Trunk Hill, and Reed Flute Cave. And the price can be as low as $210. The 4-day seat-in-coach tour package will assign you a local guide and you will join a local group once you have arrived in Guilin. You will visit Reed Flute Cave and a Tea Plantation on the first day. Later on, a day trip to Longsheng Terrace Rice Fields and Zhuang Minority village is applied. On the third day, the Lijiang River Cruise for 4.5 hours takes you at Yangshuo, a small but quite famous town for international travelers. The last day is for your free visit and the guide will take you to the airport. The price for such typical tour package starts from $284 per person.

Jiuzhaigou Valley National Park. This national park was awarded one of the World Bio-sphere Reserve in 1992. A classical tour package for this spot is the 4-day tour packages. The first day is to transfer you to Chengdu airport and take flights to Jiuzhaigou National Park. Then you will be free to visit around the town. On the next day, the local guide will lead you to the National Park which is 47 km long, covering an area of 720 square kilometers. The third day, you will travel to other two valleys in Jiuzhaigou after breakfast: Rize Valley and Zechawa Valley. Also you will visit the Nuorilang lake with 18 sparate lakes. The last day is for travelling back to Chengdu. The price is generally $1012 per person, including two lunches and air tickets.

Zhangjajie National Forest Park. The amazing natural scenes in the popular 3D movie Avatar was actually inspired by the mountains and views in Zhangjiajie National Forest Park. For example, the 4-day tour packages to explore Zhangjiajie usually cost $700, not including flights. The real tour starts from the second day, then you will visit the national forest park, Huangshizhai Cable car, Jinbian Brook, Huangshi Fort, Mt.Tianzishan (similar to the movie Avatar). And the last day, as usual, is the free day for you to travel and go shopping around. The more people you book the tour packages, the more discounts will offer.

These three 5A scenery spots are the most recommended places for international travelers. You could also choose the seat-in kind of tour packages, in which you could pick your own Guilin Hotels, or Chengdu Hotels and just enjoy the guides and convenient traffic provided by travel agencies. You could also customize your own arrangements for specific tour packages. Moreover, you can do all of these online through chinatraveldepot.com the website. Not only these tourism spots, but also other city tours are available for customization and seat-in tours. If you are interested, please check the proper sections of our website.

Travel Tips for China: Tianjin

On November 24, 2010, in Cool Places, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

When you book a China Flight for your China Tours, here are the tips and travel information you may need. Tianjin is your choice. Tianjin is a metropolis in North China and one of the five national central cities. It is governed as a direct-controlled municipality, one of four such designations, and is thus under direct administration of the central government, and […]

When you book a China Flight for your China Tours, here are the tips and travel information you may need. Tianjin is your choice.

Tianjin is a metropolis in North China and one of the five national central cities. It is governed as a direct-controlled municipality, one of four such designations, and is thus under direct administration of the central government, and borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality, bounded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea. In terms of urban population, it is the sixth largest city of the People’s Republic of China, and its urban land area ranks 5th in the nation, only after Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen.

Tianjin’s urban area is located along the Hai He River, which connects to the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the Grand Canal in Tianjin. Its ports, some distance away, are located on the Bohai Gulf in the Pacific Ocean. Tianjin was once home to foreign concessions in the late Qing Dynasty and early Kuomintang (KMT) era. The municipality incorporates the coastal region of Tanggu, home to the Binhai New Area and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA).

People from urban Tianjin speak Tianjin dialect, which comes under the Mandarin subdivision of spoken Chinese. Despite its proximity to Beijing, Tianjin dialect sounds quite different from Beijing dialect, which provides the basis for Putonghua, official spoken language of the People’s Republic of China.

Tianjin cuisine places a heavy focus on seafood, due to Tianjin’s proximity to the sea. Prominent menus include theEight Great Bowls, a combination of eight mainly meat dishes. It can be further classified into several varieties, including the rough, smooth, and high. The Four Great Stews refers actually to a very large number of stews, including chicken, duck, seafood, beef, and mutton.

Tianjin also has several famous snack items. Goubuli is a traditional brand of baozi (steamed buns with filling) that is famous throughout China. Guifaxiang is a traditional brand of mahua (twisted dough sticks). Erduoyan is a traditional brand of fried rice cakes. Tianjin is a respected home base of Beijing opera, one of the most prestigious forms of Chinese opera.

Tianjin is famous for its stand up and comedians including Guo Degang and Ma Sanli. Ma Sanli (1914–2003), an ethnic Hui and longtime resident of Tianjin, is paramountly respected in China for his xiangsheng, a hugely popular form of Chinese entertainment similar to stand-up comedy. Ma Sanli delivered some of his xiangsheng in the Tianjin dialect.

Yangliuqing (Green Willows), a town about 15 km west of Tianjin’s urban area and the seat of Tianjin’s Xiqing District, is famous for its popular Chinese New Year-themed, traditional-style, colourful wash paintings . Tianjin is also famous for Zhang’s clay figurines which are a type of colourful figurine depicting a variety of vivid characters, and Tianjin’s Wei’s kites , which can be folded to a fraction of their full sizes, are noted for portability.

Click on chinatraveldepot.com for more information about your China Tours.

Travel Tips for China: Chengdu

On November 24, 2010, in China Travel Gossip, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

When you book a China Flight for your China Tours, here are the tips and travel information you may need. Chengdu is your choice. Chengdu, located in southwest People’s Republic of China, is the capital of Sichuan provinceand a sub-provincial city. Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China. According […]

When you book a China Flight for your China Tours, here are the tips and travel information you may need. Chengdu is your choice.

Chengdu, located in southwest People’s Republic of China, is the capital of Sichuan provinceand a sub-provincial city. Chengdu is also one of the most important economic centers, transportation and communication hubs in Western China. According to the 2007 Public Appraisal for Best Chinese Cities for Investment, Chengdu was chosen as one of the top ten cities to invest in out of a total of 280 urban centers in China.

More than four thousand years ago, the prehistorical Bronze Age culture of Jinsha established itself in this region. The fertile Chengdu Plain, on which Chengdu is located, is calledTianfuzhi guo  in Chinese, which literally means “the country of heaven”, or more often seen translated as “the Land of Abundance”. It was recently named China’s 4th-most livable city by China Daily.

Chengdu has a humid subtropical climate (Koppen Cwa) and is largely mild and humid. Chengdu is situated at the western edge of the Sichuan Basinand is therefore sheltered from northwest winds from Siberia in winter by the Qinling Mountains to the north; the short winter is milder than in the Lower Yangtze because of the sheltering effect of the Qinling. Snow is rare but there are a few periods of frost each winter. The summer is hot and humid, but not to the extent of the “Three Furnaces” cities of Wuhan, Nanjing, and Chongqing in the Yangtze basin. July and August average around 25 °C (77 °F), with afternoon highs sometimes reaching 33 °C (91 °F). January averages 5.6 °C (42.1 °F). Rainfall is common year-round but peaks in July and August. Chengdu also has one of the lowest sunshine totals in China (less sunshine annually than London), and most days are cloudy and overcast even if without rain. This is especially so in the winter months, when it is typically interminably grey and dreary, compounding the poor air quality. Spring (March-April) tends to be sunnier and warmer than autumn (October-November).

Mapo doufu, or mapo tofu, is a popular Chinese dish from the Sichuan (Szechuan) province. It is a combination of tofu (bean curd) set in a spicy chili- and bean-based sauce, typically a thin, oily, and bright red suspension, and often topped with minced meat, usually pork or beef. Variations exist with other ingredients such as water chestnuts, onions, other vegetables, or wood ear fungus, but these are rarely considered authentic Sichuanese.

One of the most famous variations is the Sichuan or Szechuan hot pot, to which a special spice known as huā jiāo is added. It creates a sensation on the tongue that is both spicy and burns and numbs slightly, almost like carbonated beverages. It was usual to use a variety of different meats as well as sliced mutton fillet. A Sichuan hotpot is markedly different from the types eaten in other parts of China. Quite often the differences lie in the meats used, the type of soup base, and the sauces and condiments used to flavor the meat. The cities of Chengdu and Chongqing are also famous for their different kinds of huǒ guō. “Sì Chuān huǒ guō” could be used to distinguish from simply “huǒ guō” in cases when people refer to the “Northern Style Hot Pot” in China. “Shuàn yáng ròu”, could be viewed as representative of this kind of food, which does not focus on the soup base.

Click on chinatraveldepot.com for more information about your China Tours.

Tagged with:  

Rent a Car with China Travel Depot

On November 24, 2010, in Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

If you like traveling by car and need a car during your business travel or summer holiday China Tours, you can book one with china travel depot as it is easy to book car hire online and get a great price into the bargain. In all, their network of suppliers covers all the major cities […]

If you like traveling by car and need a car during your business travel or summer holiday China Tours, you can book one with china travel depot as it is easy to book car hire online and get a great price into the bargain. In all, their network of suppliers covers all the major cities and tourist spots in china and they offer a wide range of cars. Such as Car/Limo (1-2 persons), MPV/Mini Van (3-6 persons), Mini Bus//Bus (7+). Furthermore, each type of car comes in several brands. For example, Car/Limo in Beijing is available with Audi, Red Flag, etc.

In general, there are five steps to complete to rent a car with china travel depot.

Step 1: Search and select the cars that meet your demands. You can search the cars by destination (Beijing cars, Shanghai cars, Guangzhou cars, Guilin cars etc.) and types as shown on the web page. However, if the listed destinations do not suit you, you can contact our professional travel consultants with your specific requirements and they will answer you right away.

Step 2: Read the detailed description and information about the selected cars carefully This information will help you to make sure that what we are offering meets your needs.

Step 3: Reserve the selected Cars by filling out your car rental service information with the number of cars you need, the pick-up date and time, and confirm the other related information. Then you need to write down your special requirements – china travel will try their best to meet all the needs of customers. Finally, fill in your contract details, such as your personal information; names as shown on your passport, phone number, credit card information etc. Please note that you must sign up to become a Member of China Travel Depot before making any reservations. What is more, you are recommended to book the car you need at least 7 days beforehand.

Then you need to review your reservation order and confirm the information you entered, be sure to check the total amount for the cars, payment information, terms and conditions etc. Then click “submit” to submit your completed reservation order to China Travel Depot and confirm you are fully aware of the terms and conditions.

Step 4: Receive real-time confirmation and Pay Now/Pay Later to settle the full payment.

Step 5: Receive payment receipt letter from us.

Tips:

1. You do not need to pay any extra charges during your transfer and their transfer includes the service of the driver, an English speaking guide and expressway fee, etc.

2. All the cars are offered with drivers and guides as the roads in china can be different from other countries.

3. There are three online methods to pay for the car rental. Pay by PayPal, Pay directly by Credit Card and Pay with Visa 3D-Secure card are all allowed.

If you need to contact them, please email Cars@ChinaTravelDepot.com or call toll free in USA & Canada: 1-888-598-2008 or hot Line in mainland China: +86 10 5815 8830. Or you can check their website (china travel) for more information.

Clothes Shopping Suggestions to China Travelers

On November 24, 2010, in China Travel Gossip, Cultural Experience, Shopping, by Jack Li

There are many things that you have to think about before you Travel to Beijing, one of them is packing your baggage. However, it is difficult to know what kind of clothes and how many we should take? If you do not know what to bring with you, do not worry, you can find almost […]

There are many things that you have to think about before you Travel to Beijing, one of them is packing your baggage. However, it is difficult to know what kind of clothes and how many we should take? If you do not know what to bring with you, do not worry, you can find almost all the clothes you want in Beijing. What is more, you can find some beautiful items in ethnic style. So here are my clothes shopping suggestions for China Tours.

 1.       Xidan

This area has many different shopping options and it is regarded as the most popular shopping district in Beijing. Xidan Market is the place where local Beijingers go shopping for bargains and it has recently been modernized. A wide range of merchandise is available along with a friendly and helpful staff which makes shopping here extremely interesting: jewelry stores, clothing shops, shoe stores, electronics, books, tiny ma and pa shops, large department stores, etc. As the “heart” of the shopping district, the must-visit place in Xidan is the “Xidan Shopping Center” building. It is said that the price of products in this place are the real prices that locals pay rather than the inflated prices for tourists.

 2. Wangfujing Street

This is Beijing’s busiest commercial area and is normally full of shoppers. It is a fairly long street and it takes you over 30 minutes to walk from one end to the other. However, most of the time, prices of products here are a little higher than in other shopping streets in Beijing and no bargaining is allowed here. Usually, the weekend is the most crowded time.

 3. Qianmen Shopping Street

The Qianmen shopping street is an ancient shopping street outside Qianmen Gate. It has old brand shops and restaurants, such as Tongrentang Pharmacy, Neiliansheng Shoe Shop, Ruifuxiang Silk and Cotton Fabrics Shop, Quanyechang, Zhang Yiyuan Tea Store and Majuyuan Hat Store. Ruifuxiang silk has been a famous old brand of silk products since it was founded. The store is elegantly designed and once you enter through the door of Ruifuxiang, you will feel as if you are entering a palace of silk products. There are various types of silk here.

 4. Sanlitun Market

Located on Sanlitun Lu, Chaoyang District, near the northeast embassy area, the Sanlitun Street is a very popular destination amongst foreign visitors for its bars, clubs and restaurants. However, Sanlitun Street is also famous for its clothes market because all kinds of clothes can be found there. But it is not cheap and goods there have higher prices.

 5. Zoo Market

Compared to all the rest of the markets, the zoo market is the cheapest clothing market in Beijing. It is located beside the Beijing zoo. This market sells almost everything from clothes to shoes, bags, hair accessories, sporting equipment, jewelry and more at a reasonable price. What is more, it is a paradise for bargainers, so if you are really good at bargaining, you can get what you want at a very low price. A key rule is to bargain with a smile to improve your chances of getting the price you want. Another tip is to buy more than one item to get a better price.

The market is open from 4am to 5pm daily.

 I hope you have a great time in China. For more information, please check china travel.

Page 3 of 1712345678910...Last »