Are you a shopholic?What is on your mind when you want to go shopping in Beijing?If you have made up your mind to Travel to Beijing,here I have some shopping suggestions for you . Most of the time, the place which come to our mind first is Wangfujing Street,Xidan commercial Street or […]
Are you a shopholic?What is on your mind when you want to go shopping in Beijing?If you have made up your mind to Travel to Beijing,here I have some shopping suggestions for you .
Most of the time, the place which come to our mind first is Wangfujing Street,Xidan commercial Street or Xiushuijie (some other shopping malls perhaps).And places like these are always connected to modern trade and business.Do not we have some other choices?Of course there are some other interesting places during our Beijing Tours.
1. The Qianmen-Dashilan
Qian-men is located in Beijing’s historical central axis.And it is on the south of Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City.It is as long as 840metres and has a history of more than 570 years.Dashilan is an alley which is connected to the Qianmen street, you will not miss it when you are walking on the Qianmen Street.In Chinese,we read Da Zha Lan as Da Zha Lan,but Beijingers pronounce it as Dashilanr.As time goes on, it becomes a rule.
The street looks quite clean and neat even though it is crowed most of the time. There are so many old and famous shops in the street:Rui Fu Xiang silk shop ,Nei Lian Sheng shoe shop,for example.And some special goods ,facial masks,cloisonne， ceramic,palace lanterns, dough figurines ,can also be found. Their goods enjoy quite good reputation and are well known of their quality.And you do not need to worry if you get tired in this street.Enjoy yourself with some Chinese tea and traditional food while watching Peking Opera in a local Tea House.
In other words ,Qianmen is the place where old Beijing still exists.
798 Art Zone or Dashanzi Art District, is a part of Dashilan in the Chaoyang District of Beijing.
798 is related to contemporary Chinese art. If you are an art fan, it is a place that you must go.798 used to be an industrial plant. Since it is abandoned in 1900s,it turns into a art zone. In this paradise for artists, new ideas and concept are shown in the form of statue , photo, painting, etc. Almost everything there is unique and it is a lively artistic area with a lot of cafes and small bars.
By the way, you do not need a ticket to visit 798 Art Zone and it do not has a gate or boundary as well. It is open to people from all over the world with sincerity.
Nan Luo Gu Xiang is next to Gu Lou Dong Da Jie (East Drum Tower Street).It is also a pedestrian alley .And it is famous for it’s funky shops with unique boutiques.In other words,it reflects both the modern and traditional side of China. In general ,shops in this street opens at 9am till quite late. Comparing to other bars and cafes，bars in Nan Luo Gu Xiang are decorated in a more traditional Chinese style and they are usually quieter and the food they provide are cheaper.
In my mind, it is easier to get closer to Chinese way of living in this special alley. What is more, it is easy to find some great souvenirs for back home.
Beijing Zoo Market is a wholesale market group which contents seven markets around Beijing Zoo.
It sells all kinds of clothes at quite reasonable price. But because it is a wholesale market, you are not allowed to try the clothes on. And one of the most important things is bargain! Bargaining is not a shame in China. It is a kind of communication instead of quarrel. If you need to buy a lot of clothes at a low price, practice your skills of bargain and then take a look there.
That is my suggestions for shopping in Beijing. Hope you have a nice journey during your China Tours.
China is a large country with 56 minority groups which have their distinct ways of living and cultures. I believe not only foreigners but also Chinese people themselves are interested in knowing Chinese folk culture. I am one of them. I like their unique clothes and decorations and the minority people who are known to […]
China is a large country with 56 minority groups which have their distinct ways of living and cultures. I believe not only foreigners but also Chinese people themselves are interested in knowing Chinese folk culture. I am one of them. I like their unique clothes and decorations and the minority people who are known to be good at singing and dancing. For those who take China Tours, one question may be “how can I make a quick acquaintance with so many Chinese Minority groups during my china travel?” Before I was as puzzled as those people, but now I can suggest a good place for them, that is, Shenzhen Splendid China Folk Culture Village.
Located at the overseas Chinese town in Shenzhen, Chinese Folk Culture Village covers an area of more than ten thousand square meters. It assembles folk art of various minority groups, their customs and local-style dwelling houses. It has gained the good reputation of “folk custom museum of China”.
I went there with my friend on July 10 when they were holding the colorful Yunnan water-splashing festival. So everywhere in the village was colorful with umbrellas hanging on the trees. Then we walk into villages of some minority groups.
The first minority group we saw is the Mongolian Nationality which is mainly distributed in Inner Mongolian Autonomous Region. With a population of over 4.80 million, it has its own language and script, the language belongs to Mongolian language, Altaic family, and the traditional Mongolian script is still in use at present.
Mongolian people live in yurts(蒙古包) and live mainly on hunting. So they are good at riding horses and shooting. Their clothes are made out of animals’ furs. Bulls are considered as divine and worshipped by Mongolians.
Later we came across the performance of Wa Nationality which was humorous and interesting. From the introduction of a black guy we know that Wa Nationality mainly lives in Ximeng and Cangyuan of Yunnan Province, with a population of 350 thousand. It uses Wa language, without its own script.
Wa people are born black and they think the blacker one looks, the prettier he/she is. The blackest girl will be called the Black snow princess, and the blackest young man called black horse prince. They are so humorous! The two photos were taken when they were dancing. The young man was waving the unique weapon and the girl was waving her long hairs.
We also watched the performance of Yi Nationality. Unlike Wa people, Yi people look whiter. The performance showed us the story of Ashima (a beautiful girl of Yi nationality) which revealed the simple but happy daily life of the Yi people.
I guess above pictures must have drawn your attention. They are really beautiful. However, trust me, the live scenery is more vivid and amazing!
By the way, you can feel the folk culture here not only by your eyes, you can also do it yourself. My friend and I attempted to ride a disobedient horse. It was exciting! And you can go to join the dancing whenever you come across one. The minority people will teacher you how to dance the way they are dancing. In addition, you can taste different kinds of food along one road.
So, if you are interested in Chinese folk culture too, you might as well go to Shenzhen Splendid China Folk Village where you can really have a taste of Chinese folk culture. People there are ready to make friends with anyone who Travel to Guangzhou and to Shenzhen for knowing Chinese culture better.
It is often said that autumn is the most wonderful period in a year in Beijing, because during this period you can see a lot of picturesque sceneries in Beijing. So, here I advice those who plan to take a Travel to Beijing in autumn to pay more attention to its natural sceneries which demonstrate […]
It is often said that autumn is the most wonderful period in a year in Beijing, because during this period you can see a lot of picturesque sceneries in Beijing. So, here I advice those who plan to take a Travel to Beijing in autumn to pay more attention to its natural sceneries which demonstrate the real autumn of Beijing. In my view, two representatives of these beautiful sceneries are red leaves of Fragrant Hills and the ginkgo boulevard beside Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. In the following I will show you some pictures of the two places and make some suggestions for you during your real Beijing Tours.
- Red Leaves of Fragrant Hills
The Fragrant hills is the best place to appreciate the red color of Beijing’s autumn. It is a public park at the foot of the Western Mountains in Haidian District, northwestern part of Beijing. In late autumn the hills are all attired with red leaves, which seem like a fairyland. Most people think these leaves are maple leaves. In fact most of them are leaves of smoke trees(黄栌). It’s easy to distinguish them by their shapes. Usually the shape of a maple leaf is like a palm, while a leaf of smoke tree is egg-shaped.
There are three routes to take for observing the beautiful leaves.
The first route is from Langfeng Pavilion to Yutai Gate under the Incense Burner Peak. That’s the route the ancient emperors of China usually took. Therefore by taking this route you can observe the red leaves as well as feel the long history of this road and the surrounding architectures.
The second route: enter from the east gate of the park and turn to the south and after a little walking you will arrive at the Tranqulity Green Lake (Jingcui Lake) where you can enjoy the picture of hills covered with red leaves.
The last route is the most convenient one, that is, by taking a cable car. You can arrive at the summit (Incense Burner Peak) in no more than 17 minutes during which you can enjoy the whole picture of red leaves.
2. The Ginkgo Boulevard
In many ancient sites in Beijing stand a lot of towering ginkgo trees. These trees are very ancient, usually with a history of several hundred years or even a thousand year. Besides the red color of autumn in Beijing, you can also enjoy the yellow color of ginkgo trees. The ginkgo leaves in autumn are said to be more beautiful than red leaves. The most famous place to observe the beautiful yellow color is the ginkgo boulevard beside Diaoyutai State Guesthouse. By the middle of October the ginkgo leaves on the two sides of the boulevard all turn into golden yellow. It’s really an enjoyment to walk through the boulevard. There you can take romantic pictures or you can just set your mind free and feel the harmonious and tranquil atmosphere. You can take subway line 1 to Muxidi and then take bus 114 to get there.
Another place to observe ginkgo leaves is Temple of Earth Park. Some people think trees here are more ancient than those beside Diaoyutai. They are said to be planted when the temple began to be built up. Walk through the west gate of the park and walk straight to the north part and you will see the ginkgo boulevard.
Take subway line 5 or bus 18, 27, 104, 108, 407, 803, 849 to get to the west gate of Temple of Earth.
If you love colorful autumn, if you like dreaming, please come to see Beijing’s autumn! Your china travel will be more colorful!
Have you been to China? Do you like China Tours？Now, I will introduce you a palace which is famous for unique building style. Summer Palace is the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China. And it is one of the four famous gardens in China. In addition, it is known as the Museum of […]
Have you been to China? Do you like China Tours？Now, I will introduce you a palace which is famous for unique building style. Summer Palace is the largest and best preserved imperial garden in China. And it is one of the four famous gardens in China. In addition, it is known as the Museum of the Royal Gardens. If you Travel to Beijing, you must visit it.
1. General Description
The Summer Palace is located on the western edge of Beijing, in Haidian District, close to the western hills. The Summer Palace is virtually a museum of traditional Chinese gardening that uses rocks, plants, pavilions, ponds, cobble paths and other garden styles to create a poetic effect between different scenes. When you stroll around the Summer Palace, you will constantly find the area changing. Summer is the best time to visit Summer Palace.
The park spreads across the low hills, including Longevity Hill, around Kunming Lake, and is divided into three main zones such as administration, living, and relaxation. The wonderful buildings and courtyards wander beside the lake, along the waterways and climb the low slopes of the hillside. The arched bridges, pretty promenades, decorated ‘corridors’ and breezeways all lead visitors through ever-changing views and scenery.
2. Kunming Lake
The best spots of the summer palace are Kunming Lake and Longevity Hill.
Last Thursday, my friend and I visited the summer palace from the eastern gate. When we arrived at the gate, we experienced the royal garden style which is majestic and solemn.
Firstly, we visited the old courtyard which is unique in China. We took a lot of photos with the old buildings and old trees. Through several corridors, we came to Kunming Lake. That is the most beautiful Lake I have saw. A bridge with 17 holes spans the lake and there is also a mountain not far from it. What a beautiful picture it is!
There is an island in the center of Kunming Lake. You can go to the island by a wooden boat. When you got there, you can see a big peach tree. More over, there are a lot of other old trees with all kind of forms. In the lake, there are many beautiful lotuses. A lot of people took photos with the beautiful lotuses.
The bridge with 17 holes were made of stones and it is a long bridge connecting the east coast and the south lake island. The bridge formed by the 17 hole coupon, 150 meters long. Each Qiaolan column is carved with different lions and total of 544.
4. Longevity Hill
After that, we arrived at Longevity Hill. Longevity Hill is a 58.59-meter-high hill in the gardens of the Summer Palace with many buildings positioned in sequence. The Longevity Hill was originally called the Wengshan Hill. And it was renamed by Emperor Qianlong in 1752, during the Qing Dynasty, when he constructed the garden. In the front of the hill there are splendid halls and pavilions while the back hill, in sharp contrast, is quiet with natural beauty. At the foot of the front hill, a long corridor along the hill from east to west and an ancient-style archway provides the main entrance for climbing the hill.
We reached the top of the hill and enjoyed the beautiful sceneries. You will find it is another feeling contrast to former. What impressed me most deeply is the stone road on the hill. Last Thursday, my friend and I spent a lot of time in walking on the road and breathing fresh air. If you like the natural scene and these feeling, you can participate in Beijing Tours.
With the development of tourism, there are more and more people come to China for a trip. Therefore, aviation industry also has developed rapidly. There are many China airlines, such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and so on. If you like china travel and want to have a vacation […]
With the development of tourism, there are more and more people come to China for a trip. Therefore, aviation industry also has developed rapidly. There are many China airlines, such as Air China, China Eastern Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Shanghai Airlines and so on. If you like china travel and want to have a vacation in China, you can choose any China Flights according your schedule.
Air China was founded in 1998 .And it is one of the most there largest airlines companies with the most assets and the largest passenger traffic in air transportation. Recently, it has 114 flights and 43 flights are international flights, the others are domestic flights. In addition, its main operating bases are Beijing Capital International Airport and Chengdu International Airport. Besides, it has other bases such as Chongqing Jiangbei International Airport, Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport, Shanghai Pudong International Airport and so on. You can arrive in these cities and take other transportation to your destination.
2. China Eastern Airlines
China Eastern Airlines is an airline headquartered on the grounds of Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. It is a major Chinese airline operating international, domestic and regional routes. Its main base is Shanghai Pudong International Airport with a hub at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. Moreover, there are other airports such as Kunming Wujiaba International Airport and Xian Xianyang International Airport. China Eastern Airlines has a strong presence on routes in Asia, North America and Australia.
China Southern Airlines is an airline headquartered in Baiyun District, Guangzhou. It is one of the most there largest airlines companies. And it is regarded as the “flag carrier” for Southern China. Its flights include domestic, regional and international. In 2008, China Southern was the world’s 5th largest airline by passengers carried, and Asia’s largest airline in terms of both fleet size and in passengers carried. It is also the 4th largest airline in the world in domestic passenger traffic and 6th largest in scheduled domestic passenger-kilometers flown. China Southern carries more domestic cargo than any other airline. It is a member of the Sky Team airline alliance. You can book the tickets through the web which is very convenient. China Southern Airlines is committed to providing timely, convenient and considerate services to every passenger
4. Other Chinese Airlines
In addition to the China airlines we mentioned, you also can choose these airlines as follows.
Hainan Airlines lie in Haikou city of Hainan province. Its main bases are Haikou Meilan International Airport, Beijing Capital International Airport and Ningbo Lishe International Airport. Hainan Airlines route network has spread all over the country. Now, it has opened nearly 500 domestic and international routes. Xiamen Airlines and Shandong Airlines mainly operate domestic and regional routes.
Generally speaking, there are always discount in any China airlines companies. You can search for the information through the internet. By the way, you should book your tickets within two weeks for the discount tickets information will not keep for long. In addition, tickets in busy seasons will not be discount, so you had better come to China in off season if you want to buy the discount tickets. China Southern Airlines always discount frequently.
Service on the airlines is wonderful. You can get free drinking and food. If you feel sick or you need other help, you can call our waiter anytime.
If you book the tickets come to China, I suggest you book the hotel at the same time. By the way, you can get more information on Beijing Hotels.
A lot of foreign friends choose China as their tourist destination. Beijing Tours, Shanghai Tours are popular. Besides them, I recommend the Guangzhou Tours, there are a lot of places of interest in the city attracting travelers at home and abroad. First station: Shamian(the Guangzhou Bond) Shamian is located on the bank of White Goose […]
A lot of foreign friends choose China as their tourist destination. Beijing Tours, Shanghai Tours are popular. Besides them, I recommend the Guangzhou Tours, there are a lot of places of interest in the city attracting travelers at home and abroad.
Shamian is located on the bank of White Goose Tam. It was the concession of Britain and France in the history and now is an important tourist resort of Guangzhou. It is always called the Guangzhou Bond. There are more than 150 European-style architectures, 42 of them are of the New Baroque style, pseudo-Gothic style, the New Classic style and buildings of combination of Chinese and Western styles. Shamian is the European architectures complexes full of exoticism.
Second station: West Pass
Liwan, called West Pass in the past, known for its famous Litchi Bay. The character of West Pass is the Huge Houses. Huge Houses of West Pass was homes of businessmen and rich merchants. Huge Houses are made of woods and green bricks, front gate is decorated with granites. Its layout is according to the tradition of central plains and on the basis of depth direction. Its typical layout is three rooms with two corridors. They are symmetrical on the left and right. The hall is in the middle.
Shangxiajiu business walking street is one of three traditional prosperous business centers of Guangzhou and famous at home and abroad. During the long history, it gradually formed a unique and colorful picture combined by Chinese and Western styles. There are a lot of Guangdong gourmet foods in high reputations in the Shangxiajiu walking street, such as Nanxin Stewed Milk Beancurd and Nanxin Ginger Milk Custard, The delicious shrimp wanton soup, sweetheart cakes and so on. Except numbers of delicious foods, Shangxiajiu walking street is also a shopping heaven of Guangzhou. What is more, there is also a jade street full of superb collection of jade objects.
Fourth station: Sun Yatsen University
The Zhujiang River is called the Oriental Seine, on the south bank of the Zhujiang River, there is a classic and grand memorial archway stated: State-run Sunyatsen University. These words realize the spirit of self-esteem and pride, which has last for almost eighty years. There are lush trees and green grass all around the campus. All types of buildings are of antique beauty. In 1924, Sun Yatsen inscribed the motto of the university in his own handwriting. When you walk through the university, not only can you feel the beautiful scenic spots but also enjoy the academic breath of the renowned institution of higher learning and the long history of it.
Walk from Shamian to the People Bridge, you will pass the Guangdong custom and Guangzhou museu. This part is the essence of the road. Guangdong custom is the earliest custom set up in China and the former site is located in NO.29 West Yangjiang Road. Guangdong custom building is the classical one of the European new classicism. It is majestic and magnificent and on the bank of the Zhujiang river. West Yangjiang Road is the essence part when you travel along the Zhujiang river.The environment is comfortable here, you can enjoy the beautiful night view on cruise, lots of buildings full of West Pass styles.
Guangzhou is of subtropical monsoon climate. The best time you come to visit Guangzhou is form October to December, when it is cool and the fruits and special local food are delicious. If you want to get more information about Guangzhou, log in China Tours
Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and filled up at the tastiest pizza parlour in Beijing; The Kro’s Nest. Located next door but one toVics nightclub as well as being a stone’s throw away from the workers stadium, The Kro’s nest is the ultimate in pizzeria experience. The pizzas come in a choice of three sizes, […]
Prepare to be amazed, dazzled and filled up at the tastiest pizza parlour in Beijing; The Kro’s Nest. Located next door but one toVics nightclub as well as being a stone’s throw away from the workers stadium, The Kro’s nest is the ultimate in pizzeria experience. The pizzas come in a choice of three sizes, small (9 inches), medium (15 inches) and large (19 inches). If you fancy a standard sized pizza for one I would recommend the small size, but for all you pizza fanatics who enter the The Kro’s nest with an empty belly, medium or large would be a better option. The pizzas are presented with a slight twist; with each pizza eloquently named, ranging from the Plain Jane (Margareta) to the Meat Feast, which as the name suggests comes topped with a feast of different meats.
The Meat Feast really is the pizza to look out for; here you will get everything from classic pepperoni to delicious duck, cooked to perfection on a classic thick crispy base. Pair up this or any other delicious gigantic pizza with golden crunchy fries for the perfect Kro’s Nest experience. For all of you who want to go that extra mile, choose one of the succulent sauces available from the restaurant’s menu to truly tantalise your taste buds.
Upon first arriving into the Kro’s Nest, do not be put off by the decor, although a little sparse, it really doesn’t reflect the quality of food served in the restaurant. Not only does the food make up for this, but the location too; making it ideal for all you football fanatics wanting to go after seeing the mighty Guaon play at their home ground, or for the partygoers amongst you wanting the perfect meal before an extravagant night out.
Be sure to have a meal fit for a king at the Kro’s Nest on your trip to Beijing with the China Travel Depot.
The Kro’s Nest.
* Cuisines: Italian
* The South of Vics Bar,Gongtibeimen Road,Chaoyang District, Beijing, China
There are many friends asking me about advices to other countries, the most questions are about what shall I prepare to travel. According to my experiences, especially Travel to Beijing and Travel to Guangzhou, and some information on the internet, I make the following advices about preparation of traveling. 1, Enough economic capability. Some friends […]
There are many friends asking me about advices to other countries, the most questions are about what shall I prepare to travel. According to my experiences, especially Travel to Beijing and Travel to Guangzhou, and some information on the internet, I make the following advices about preparation of traveling.
1, Enough economic capability. Some friends have the dream to travel around the world, adequate money is necessary. It is a pity that the plan to some places has to be cancelled because of the limited money. Adequate money is an important premise of getting visas to other countries.
2, Exercises. It requires high physical quality for longtime traveling abroad. If you have to drive for continuous days, much physical strength will be cost. Strong body makes you easily adapt to the climate, food and environment abroad.
3,Enough mental preparation. Not all accommodations are as good as you expected, some of then are even tough. For friends who travel alone, the most unbearable thing is the loneliness. So some mental preparation is necessary.
4, A good level of foreign languages. You should have some language foundation, especially English, or it will be full of difficulties in other countries.
5,Careful preparations before setting off. Collect enough materials about the country you plan to travel. When you design the travel path, you should have a comprehensive understanding of their traffic rules and security situations and keep away from dangerous places in conflicts. Moreover, you have to bear in mind the telephone number of your country’s embassy and the alarm reporting telephone numbers of countries you are in. Security is the priority when traveling.
6,Develop the ability to read the map. Roads of some countries are very complicated. Identification of maps helps you walk less wrong ways and unnecessary costs.
7,Communication tools. You had better take more than one spare mobiles in case being lost or robbed.
8,Oil tank in reserve. When you drive your car to some countries with large land but small population, such as the Russia, Canada and Kazakhstan, gasoline stations are remote from each other. Oil tank in reserve can settle your worries. In addition, in case of fatigue driving. When drivers are tired, the reaction capacity and the judgment ability decrease, accident easily happened.
9,Prepare some gifts for people who helps you all the way.
10,Digital products. It is necessary to take digital products in high quality for more photos during the tour.
11,Good overseas records. If you never go abroad, it is a little difficult for you to apply the visa.
12,Confidence and persistence. Although many difficulties you will meet during the global travel, the two qualities make you get over them in the end.
13,Prepare in advance. A friend prepares about one year to travel abroad, because it takes months to apply the visas.
14,Take good care of your travel documents. You must not lose your passport and some notarial documents such as your driver’s license. When you drive your car in another country, you had better carry them in case of being stolen .
15,Contact the community of people of your country in advance. In most conditions, you will receive warm reception of them.
16,Purchase overseas travel insurance and vehicle insurance. If you drive your car to another country, you had better enquire detailed process for insurance formalities. Before going abroad you should purchase the overseas travel insurance to give enough economic security.
17,Prepare enough pills. If some diseases attack you regularly, prepare enough relevant pills. When possible, take the vaccination before start.Do you want to get more tips about traveling? Click on china travel.
The cost of China Tours largely depends on how much you spend on the airline tickets, unless you are flying from adjacent countries. Many big-name airlines provide some certain discounts, but these discounts are not so attracting. I assume that you already know that booking the round trip through same airline companies. And I always […]
The cost of China Tours largely depends on how much you spend on the airline tickets, unless you are flying from adjacent countries. Many big-name airlines provide some certain discounts, but these discounts are not so attracting. I assume that you already know that booking the round trip through same airline companies. And I always recommend connecting flights with one or two stops. One obvious benefit of choosing connecting flight is the cheap price. One potential problem of China Flights usually neglected by travelers is that a long time flight will make you feel quite uncomfortable and sick. So the other benefit is to give you some time to walk on the ground and stretch yourself while waiting for another flight. But more than two stops will cost much more time on the road and perhaps your luggage will be lost or delayed during the transfer. Two of my friends came across this luggage issues. One got her luggage lost in Egypt and the other one was lucky with just delayed luggage transportation in Shanghai.
Other than the two common tips above, there are also some suggestions may help you to book the airplane ticket as cheap as you can.
1. Gather more people to book tickets together. Sometimes the airline companies have the promotions of “buy two tickets and get one free” or similar ones. Or if you are booking tickets through travel agencies, you can also negotiate with them by giving this fact. The tickets from agencies are not so firm, so try to use your bargaining skills to persuade them.
2. Choose proper time and date. It is an uneasy job to get cheap flights during Christmas or the summer time. Try to travel before these regular vacation times or travel just on the Christmas day. Another holiday that is always forgotten for travelling to China is the Spring Festival. Not only the international flights to China, but also the domestic flights are expensive. If these “black-out” days can be not avoided, then choose the very early or late flights, such as departing at 8am, or arriving at 12am. The expense on taxi is much less than the money saved by flights.
3. Join an airlines alliance and accumulate miles. The Star Alliance is the largest airlines alliance and the Air China is also a member of it. What is more, some credit cards companies also have certain types of cards to accumulate the miles while using them by booking tickets. You get double miles while you are using the alliance card and this type of credit card. What is the purpose of accumulating miles? Well, you can exchange the miles with some gifts, gift cards or airplane tickets for free. Personally, I would expend my miles on free airplane tickets, because you can select the “black-out” period when there is no tickets sales.
4. Select other airlines. There are also other airlines you may not familiar with and they are more likely to have sales. These airlines are popular within Asian countries, but not so well-known in western countries. The Korean Air also provides connecting flights from North America to some cities in China. Usually it stops in Seoul and stays for several hours. This flight is one of my favorite ones, as I can buy ginseng, cosmetics, or Korean snacks in the duty-free shops in Seoul airport and take a rest after a long journey. The China Eastern Airlines also have international direct flights, such as Vancouver to Shanghai.
If you have plans to visit China, remember to book your tickets as soon as possible. Enjoy your cheap flights to China!
Still remember one day I search the internet and watch a friend’s blog. She wrote a lot about her tour to Sichuan on Yangtze cruises. I was fascinated by her pictures and description on her blog. Because of my heavy job, I still have no time to travel on Yangtze cruise. But I think I […]
Still remember one day I search the internet and watch a friend’s blog. She wrote a lot about her tour to Sichuan on Yangtze cruises. I was fascinated by her pictures and description on her blog. Because of my heavy job, I still have no time to travel on Yangtze cruise. But I think I will realize my dream in the near future, such as the October holiday, so I have collected a lot of resources about Yangtze cruises, Shanghai Flights and Shanghai Hotels. Let me share with you.
Yangtze River is the symbol of shanghai and has a lot of famous travel barber in China. Yangtze River tour is an important and traditional traveling entertainment in Shanghai. It is the mother river of Shanghai, in represent of Shanghai’s history. Besides it realizes the essence of Shanghai urban landscapes on both banks of the river. From here you could look into the past and today even the bright future of Shanghai. Tour on Yangtze River is a essential part when traveling in Shanghai. It starts at the barber of the Bund, “light of Yangtze” everyday. Yangtze cruise carries people through prosperous downtown to the connection mouth of Yangtze River and Huangpu River. When you are sailing around the architecture complexes with a long history in the heart of the river, you cannot but feel deeply touched.
You will visit the famous Yangpu Bridge, Nanpu Bridge and the Shanghai oriental pearl tower of radio and television. The two bridges are like two magnificent dragons lying on the river and the oriental pearl tower in the middle, they exactly compose one magnificent picture of” two dragons are playing a pearl”, it’s amazing. Architectures of all countries with different styles and exotic colors on the west side are contrast finely with the modern architectures rising abruptly and reaching to the sky on the east side of the river. There are to many things to see.
When you enjoy the Yangtze cruise, you’ll find one kind of ships are always Chinese characteristic. Corridor and porch is decorated by the red color, column is carved and ridgepole is painted with pictures. On the side of ships are painted two golden dragons, scales of dragons are made by the thin slices of popper. They are shinning dazzlingly in the sun and vivid and lifelike when ornamented with colorful lights in the night. There are many woodcarvings inside the boat and buildings such as Beacon Tower and the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest. The cruise ships are able to meet the customers’ needs of sightseeing, dinners, enjoyment, meetings and wedding celebrations.
The other kind of the cruises is modern and luxury. The cruises are always decorated fashionable and advanced. For example, there are theaters on the cruise where visitors gossip here, they can drink coffee and beer, chat with each other and enjoy the show of foreigner players. Besides that you will enjoy clouds of beautiful fireworks when you start in Shanghai. There are makeup parties in the evening and you’ll get one navy cap in your room. All in all, there are always unexpected surprises waiting for you.
Tour on cruise is one of the most economical way to travel. For example, the cruise travel from Shanghai to the Caribbean for a week costs about 100 dollar per day and almost all the expenses are included, so if you do not have some spare costs such as the expensive tour on the shore, the cruise is rather cheap.
Do you want to know more about the Yangtze cruises? How to save your money and choose the appropriate route? Log in the china travel.