A Simple Guide to Airport Transportation

On September 6, 2011, in Beijing, Getting Around, Transportation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

You may be wondering about the possible transport options from Beijing Capital International Airport to your Beijing hotel accommodation. Few airlines arrive at Terminal 1 which caters to mostly domestic flights, so you will most likely arrive at 2 or 3. Terminal 2 is the base for major airlines such as KLM, Delta and China […]

You may be wondering about the possible transport options from Beijing Capital International Airport to your Beijing hotel accommodation. Few airlines arrive at Terminal 1 which caters to mostly domestic flights, so you will most likely arrive at 2 or 3. Terminal 2 is the base for major airlines such as KLM, Delta and China Eastern Airlines, and Terminal 3 is the home of British Airways, Emirates, Air China and Cathay Pacific.

 

There is a free shuttle bus service which connects all the terminals. From 6am until 11pm buses depart every 10 minutes, and outside of this time there is usually a bus once every half hour. The airport is 27km from the town centre and journey times into town will vary depending on your arrival time, this can be up to one hour and may be much less if you do not face any of the notorious Beijing traffic!

 

Possible Transport Options:

  • Airport Shuttle
  • Airport Express (Subway)
  • Taxi

 

Airport Shuttle

The downtown shuttle to the center of Beijing is 16 RMB per person, per ride. There are also shuttles available that head further out, to the border cities such as Tanggu and Tianjin. Tickets are available within the terminal. For Terminal 1 you will find a ticket office at Gate 7, Terminal 2 at gates 9, 10 and 11, and at Terminal 3 next to gates 5, 7 and 11. All these ticket offices are on the first floor, Terminal 3 also has offices on the second floor.

 

There are 9 shuttle lines heading to different sections of the city:

  • Line 1: Airport to Fangzhuang (7am – 1am) Return Journey (5.10am – 9pm)
  • Line 2: Airport to Xidan (7am – 12am) Return Journey (5.10am – 9pm)
  • Line 3: Airport to Beijing Railway Station (7am – 12am) Return Journey (5.10am – 9pm)
  • Line 4: Airport to Gongzhufen (6.50am – 12am) Return Journey (4.50am – 22pm)
  • Line 5: Airport to Zhongguancun (6.50am – 12am) Return Journey (5.30am til 9pm)
  • Line 6: Airport to Wangjing (7am – 22.30pm) Return Journey (5.30am – 8.30pm)
  • Line 7: Airport to Beijing West Railway Station (7.20am – 12am) Return (5.10am – 9pm)
  • Line 8: Airport to Shangdi (7am – 12am) Return Journey (5.30am – 6.30pm)

Follow signs at the airport to find your shuttle, buses usually leave when they are full.

 

Airport Express (Subway)

The airport express (subway line) has four stops on the route:

  • Dongzhimen, Sanyuanqiao, Terminal 3, and Terminal 2.

The journey costs 25 RMB for a one way trip and takes approximately 30 minutes. Carriages leave every 15 minutes and the service operates from 6.35am – 23.10pm from Terminal 2, and 6.20am – 22.50pm from Terminal 3.

Taxi

You can easily catch a taxi to and from the airport, and this is the best option if there are a few of you and you have lots of luggage – but it will be the most expensive. Taxi ranks are located outside the airport, Terminal 1 has stops outside gates 3 to 5, Terminal 2 outside gates 3 to 7, and Terminal 3 has signs within the building directing you to the taxi stand. The minimum charge is 10 RMB for the first 3km, after this each further km will cost 2 RMB.

 

Taxi Tips

  • Insist that the driver uses the meter, ‘Qǐng Dǎbiǎo’ means put the meter on please.
  • Have your destination written in chinese characters as many drivers do not speak English.
  • Be aware of toll charges which you cover in addition to the fare.
  • Be sure to get a licensed taxi with official certification.
  • Note down the taxi number if you have any problems.

 

In addition many of the higher end hotels provide complimentary shuttles for guests so this may also be worth looking into when you travel to Beijing.

 

Thousand–island Lake Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Hangzhou, Islands, Lakes, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Best Time to visit Thousand—island Lake The average temperature of the whole year is 17℃.  And the rainy season is from July to July. Climate in June and August is foggy; the highest temperature can reach at 36℃.  So taking many factors into consideration, the best time to visit Thousand—island Lake is from September to […]

Best Time to visit Thousand—island Lake

The average temperature of the whole year is 17℃.  And the rainy season is from July to July. Climate in June and August is foggy; the highest temperature can reach at 36℃.  So taking many factors into consideration, the best time to visit Thousand—island Lake is from September to November.  In autumn, sky is clear and the air is crisp.  In fact, April and May are also nice time to visit the lake.  Bringing rain gear is recommended to the visitors who visit the lake in these two months.  The less busy season is winter.  At that time, visitors are few and scattered; boats are overhauled; the lowest temperature will be minus 6℃.  However, each coin has two sides.  If you visit the island in winter, you can get rid of noise and appreciate the crystal water.  What’s better, the standard price is 50RMB to 60RMB; it is two—thirds cheaper than the price of peak season.

Thousand—island Lake Best Routs

Line A: Meifeng View Island——Ostrich Island——Shenlong (Dragon) Island——Monkey Island——Peacock Island.  (Cruises depart at 8:00am each morning; tickets is 30RMB/ person)

Line B: Five—dragon Scene Spot, including Centre Island, Birds Island, Lock Island, Warm Island and Longshan Island.  (Cruises depart at 13:00pm every day; ticket is 25RMB/Person;ticket of the two lines is 40RMB/person)

Line C: Mishan Island——Appreciating the fish in Tianchi——Xianshan Island——Fragrant Island.  (Cruises depart at Xiyuan Wharf; Ticket is 30RMB/person)

Thousand—island Lake Tickets

  1. Entrance ticket in peak season (from March to November): 160RMB/person;child ticket is 75RMB.
  2. Entrance ticket in off—peak season (from December to February): 129RMB/person; child ticket is 60RMB.

(Note: the entrance ticket is coupon ticket.)

  1. Ticket for child whose height is lower than 1.1m is free.
  2. Entrance ticket of Forest Oxygen Bar: 48RMB/person.
  3. Entrance ticket of Stone Forest: 60RMB/person.

Thousand—island Lake Travel

By air: the airport of Thousand—island Lake is 156 km far from Hangzhou Xiaoshan Airport and 130km far away from Quzhou Airport.

By train: Jinqian Train Station——Qiandaohu (Thousand—island Lake) Station (Qiandaohu Station is situated in the Maozhuyuan of Chayuan Garden County).  There are two trains departing to Jinhua and Yiwu from Qiandaohu Station.

By bus: there are two buses departing from Shanghai Bus Station to Qiandaohu Bus Station at 8:14am and 14:25pm.

Lijiang River Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Guilin, Rivers & Gorges, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Lijiang River, originating in the Yuecheng Mountain, is a main tributary of the Pearl River flowing through the eastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The head water is Liudong River and the confluence of the Huangbo River and Chuangjiang River is called Rongjiang River. The Lijiang River stretches from Guilin to Yangshuo with a […]

Lijiang River, originating in the Yuecheng Mountain, is a main tributary of the Pearl River flowing through the eastern part of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The head water is Liudong River and the confluence of the Huangbo River and Chuangjiang River is called Rongjiang River. The Lijiang River stretches from Guilin to Yangshuo with a length of 437 km.

Best Time to visit Lijiang River

Ferries are available only at 9:30 and 10:00 a.m.

The prime time to visit Lijiang River is from April to October. However, avoid the May Day Holiday (1st-3rd May) and National Day Holiday (1st – 7th October) for these are peak tourist seasons for domestic visitors. The River could be crowded and the price slightly raised.

Lijiang River Best Routes

A two-day or longer visit is recommended.

Day 1: (Guilin)

Longchuanping Dock—-Mulong Cave by raft—-aquatic tour to Elephant Trunk Hill, Piled Silk Hill, Cockfight Mountain, Seven-Star Mountain etc. —-Prince City attraction

Day 2: (Yangshuo)

Xingping fishing village (Clinton delivered an environmental protection speech here in 1997)—-tour on Lijiang River—-Butterfly Spring—-Silver Cave.

Lijiang River Tickets

Peak season: 210 Yuan

Off season: 190 Yuan

Additional sightseeing section of Lijiang River: 70 Yuan

How to get to Lijiang River

To take a ferry:

Domestic visitors: Mopanshan Dock

Foreign visitors: Zhujiang Dock

Domestic and foreign visitors (during dry season): Yangdi Dock

Tourist Bus:

Bus 51-58

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Shunan Bamboo Sea Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Lakes, Popular Provinces, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Shunan Bamboo Sea is 600 to 1,000 metres above sea level and its annual temperature is between 0 to 30 degrees. The winter is not too cold and the summer is not too hot. You can come at any time of the year. Best season to visit Shunan Bamboo Sea: The climate of the Bamboo […]

Shunan Bamboo Sea is 600 to 1,000 metres above sea level and its annual temperature is between 0 to 30 degrees. The winter is not too cold and the summer is not too hot. You can come at any time of the year.

Best season to visit Shunan Bamboo Sea:

The climate of the Bamboo Sea is mild and humid with four distinct seasons. In August, the hottest month, the temperature only averages 27.4 degrees Celsius, and in January, the coldest month, the temperature is not lower than 8 degrees Celsius. Air humidity is above 83% most of the year. So come any time you want.

Shunan Bamboo Sea Route: (none available)

Shunan Bamboo Sea Ticket:

1. RMB 85 per person (RMB 90 if you need insurance)

You can get a discount price of RMB 77 at travel agencies.

2. Free of charge for children under 1.1 metres

How to get to Shunan Bamboo Sea:

By air: There are direct flights from Yibin Airport to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen and Kunming.

By railroad: It takes six to seven hours from Chengdu to Yibin. It costs RMB 25. There are buses going straight from Yibin to Bamboo Sea and it costs RMB 20. From Chengdu, Kunming, Guiyang, Neijiang and Xunchang there are trains 2003, 2004, 5601, 5604, 5602, 5603, 505, 5606, 8635, 8636, N863, N866, N864, N865 directly to or passing by Yinbin.

By highway: It takes you three hours and RMB 80~90 to travel from Chongqing to Yibin by car. In the city of Yibin there is a convenient highway network. IT is only 50 km from Yibin Southshore Coach Station to Bamboo Sea via Changning, and the coach departs every 15 minutes. All the main roads in the Bamboo Sea scenic zone are concrete roads so it is very convenient.

Drepung Monastery Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in Lhasa, Monasteries, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

1. Visitors need some medicine to prevent the altitude reaction. 2 The delicious foods here are: Lhasa Zanba, Lhasa buttered tea, Best Time to Visit Drepung Monastery The best time to visit Lhasa is the summer and spring because the temperature is moderate, neither cold nor windy. The city is warm throughout the whole year […]

1. Visitors need some medicine to prevent the altitude reaction.

2 The delicious foods here are: Lhasa Zanba, Lhasa buttered tea,

Best Time to Visit Drepung Monastery

The best time to visit Lhasa is the summer and spring because the temperature is moderate, neither cold nor windy. The city is warm throughout the whole year and people call it “sunlight city.”  The highest temperature is in July whereas the lowest temperature is in January. There are few rainfalls here but you can clearly distinguish between seasons. Rain is concentrated in July, August and September and mostly during the night. In summer, you can visit the Potala Palace, the Dazhao Temple, the Drepung Monastery and some other palaces. You will feel the strong religious atmosphere. At night you can go to the Tibetan bars and experience the Tibetan customs. Most of the rain will be during the night, so you will see a sunny day when you get up in the morning. You can breathe the fresh air and go on your journey. The 1st of July, according to the lunar calendar used by the Zang nationality is the Shoton Festival in Tibet. You can watch the performances and see the splendid scene.

Drepung Monastery’s Tickets:

The level of the scenic spot: the impotant preservation of culture relics

Address: in the Genwu Zi Mountain of the west Lhasa

The entrance ticket: 55RMB/person and the Tibetan are free of charge. The low season from the 20th of October to the 20th of April, and the ticket is 25RMB/person.

Open time: 9:00AM-17:00PM

How to get to the Drepung Monastery:

By airplane:

Lhasa Gongga Airport has international and domestic routes, including direct flights to Chengtu (part of the flight stops at Changdu), Chongqing, Xi’an, and Changdu, Guangzhou (stops at Chongqing), Beijing (stops at Chengtu) and Shanghai (stops at Xi’an). The only national flight flies to the capital of to Nepal.

The Gongga airport is in the Gongga Country which is 98km away from the south of Lhasa. The airport bus from the airport to the ticket office of the Niangre Road and it will take you one and half an hour, the charge is 25RMB each person. If more people want to go to the airport together, you can take a taxi, the charge is about 150RMB.

By train:

The Lhasa train station is located in the northwest of Liuyu village, Duide Longqing. It is 20km to the Potala Palace. You can take the bus No.86,91 to get there. At present, Beijing, Chongqing, Chengtu, Xining, Shanghai, Lanzhou, and Guangzhou have trains to go to Lhasa.

By bus:

Lhasa has four passenger depots including the eastern suburbs, the west suburbs, the north suburbs and the Liuyu.

The eastern suburbs passenger depot is located in the No.3 of Jiangsu east Road of Lhasa. The consulting telephone number is 0891-6340523.

Bus Routes:

Lhasa – Bayi: every hour, the charge is from 80RMB to 120RMB.

Lhasa – Dangxiong: eight times a day, the charge is 30RMB.

Lhasa – Yangba Jing: 3 times a day, the charge is 15RMB.

Lhasa – Sangye Temple: 2 times a day, the charge is 40RMB.

Lhasa – Gandan Temple: 4 times a day, the charge is 10RMB.

Lhasa – Zhigongti Temple: one time a day, the charge is 30RMB.

The northern suburbs passenger depot is located in the No.11 of Zhaji Road. The buses will take passengers to the Ali, Naqu and Shigatse. The consulting telephone number is 0891-6922104.

Bus routes:

Lhasa – Ali: two times a day, the departure time is 4:00 AM, the charge of front rows is 800RMB and back rows is 500 RMB. It will arrive at the destination next day.

Lhasa – Shigatse: 4-5 times a day, the charge is about 50RMB.

Lhasa – Naqu: 6-7 times a day, the charge is about 60RMB.

The western suburbs passenger depot is located in the No.1 of Nationality Road, Lhasa. The buses will take passengers to the Chengtu, Shigates and Shannan. The consulting telephone number is 0891-6824469.

Bus Routes:

Lhasa – Chengtu: just one time a day, the departure time is 5:00 PM. It will arrive at the destination in 2days. The charge is 530RMB.

Lhasa – Shigates: the bus will come per half an hour. The charge is about 50RMB.

Lhasa – Shannan: the bus will come per half an hour. The charge is 30RMB.

Liuyu passenger depot is next to the Lhasa Station and combined with Lhasa Station into one. It is a new long – distance passenger depot. The consulting telephone number is 0891-6947216.

Buses Routes:

Lhasa – Zhangmu (the Nepal port), it will leave at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday morning. The charge is 270RMB.

Lhasa – Changdu: the departure time is 10:00AM every day. The charge is 320RMB. It will arrive at the destination in three days. The bus will pass by the Bayi, Mibo and Wuran.

Lhasa – Mangkang: the departure time is 10:00 AM on the next day morning, the charge is 350RMB. It will pass by the Bayi, Mibo and Wuran.

Lhasa – Shangri-La: the departure time is 10:00AM on the next day morning. The charge is 520RMB, the sleeper is charge 570RMB. It will arrive at the destination in 4 days. It will pass by No.318 line.

By taxi:

The taxi will take you to the foot of the mountain and the charge is 20RMB. You also can take a bus to arrive at the foot of the mountain the charge is 1RMB/person. If by walking, it will take half an hour.

Lhasa barley wine, stew the sheep head, drying red meat and so on.

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The Western Hills Forest Park Travel Tips

On September 6, 2011, in More Cities, Parks & Gardens, Tours, Travel Info, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The Western Hills Park is a must-visit of the local people at the beginning of spring. Longmen is the top of the Western Hills and also the best place to view Dianchi Lake. Besides, the famous Chinese musician, Nie Er, is buried here. The plank road leading to Longmen only allows two people walking abreast. […]

The Western Hills Park is a must-visit of the local people at the beginning of spring. Longmen is the top of the Western Hills and also the best place to view Dianchi Lake. Besides, the famous Chinese musician, Nie Er, is buried here. The plank road leading to Longmen only allows two people walking abreast. So be careful when there are too many tourists. You can stay for the night in Taihuashanzhang or Taihuabieshushanzhuang beside Nie Er Tomb.

Best seasons to visit the Western Hills Forest Park:

Unlike Beijing, Kunming does not have harsh winters or sweltering summers. It is known as “the Spring City”. Kunming belongs to the temperate plateau humid monsoon climate. The annual temperature of the city averages 15 degrees Celsius. It is no more than 22 degrees Celsius even in the hottest months, and no less than 6 in the coldest. The daily temperature gap in Kunming is big during winter and spring, amounting to as much as 12-20 degrees Celsius. The rainy season is from May to October. When it rains the temperature may drop. So do not forget to take your jumper or coat on the trip. Generally, you can come to Kunming at any time of the year, but the best time is from March to October. During these months there are many ethnic festivals of the Yunnan minorities, and the fruit and flowers are in season. It is very good for shopping.

The Western Hills Forest Park Routes:

From the bottom to the top of the hill the tourist spots are: Nie Er Tomb, Huating Temple, Taihua Temple, entrance to the Western Hills Forest Park, cable car, and Longmen.

The Western Hills Forest Park Ticket:

Opening hours: 8:00-18:00

Entrance ticket: RMB 25 per person

Longmen Grottoes: RMB 30 per person

Yulan Garden: RMB 3 per person

Longmen ropeway: RMB 25 per person (one-way)

Cable car: RMB 5 per person (one-way)

Transport in the Western Hills Forest Park:

  1. In the city of Kunming you can easily find bus service directly for the entrance of the Park.

You can take Bus 6 from Liangjiahe station or Bus 51 from Juhuacun Station to get to the entrance of the Park. Bus 6 departs every 8 minutes from 6:30 to 19:00, and Bus 51 departs every 30 minutes from 7:00 to 17:30. For the convenience of the tourists, the city’s taxi company provides special coach service from the downtown Art Theatre to Nie Er Tomb. It departs every 30 minutes from 8:00 to 16:30. There are also cars for the Western Hills Park from Dianchi Cinema, Art Theatre and Jinhua Hotel. If you take a taxi, it costs RMB 30. There are cable cars in Yunnan Minority Village and it takes you from Haigeng and the Western Hills. A one-way ticket costs RMB 30 and a round trip RMB 50.

Victoria Harbour Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Activities, Hong Kong, Modern Architecture, More Cities, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Victoria Harbour is the first harbour in China and the third in the world. Rank after to American’s San Francisco and Brazilian’s Rio de Janeiro. The Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbor situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The name of the harbour comes from the queen’s name of British. […]

The Victoria Harbour is the first harbour in China and the third in the world. Rank after to American’s San Francisco and Brazilian’s Rio de Janeiro. The Victoria Harbour is a natural landform harbor situated between Hong Kong Island and the Kowloon Peninsula. The name of the harbour comes from the queen’s name of British. People can get in or out anytime during a year.

Best Time to Visit Victoria Harbour

The best time to visit Hong Kong is from the October to the March next year (the autumn and the winter). Hong Kong is subtropical climate. The average temperature is about 22.8℃ during the year. The climate influenced by monsoon and has clear seasons. Visitors can put on coat or sweater when visit here. The umbrella also needed because of it is very hot in the summer, sometimes even have heavy rains. The temperature is moderate in autumn and the shirts, sweater and little coat are appropriate. All the commodities are on sale in this season and Hong Kong becomes the “shopping paradise.” People who love shopping will have a good time here.

Visitors should especially notes from the end of May to the middle of September is the typhoon season. In the general condition, people should stay at home in the 3 grade typhoon and all the shopping malls and banks will closed door in the 8 grade typhoon. You can consult the weather condition and the telephone number of theater, hotel and shopping malls with telephone number 1081(English), 1083(Chinese).

Victoria Harbour Tickets

The Victoria Harbour is free of charge and the Avenue of Stars besides the harbour. You can play there for free. Along the Avenue of Stars will arrive at the Golden Bauhinia Square by ferryboat and it will charge you 2.2 Hong Kong Dollar. There is a special boat for visitors, but a little expensive. It is almost same with ferryboat.

How to Get to Victoria Harbour

By the railway tunnel in seabed:

The first line: Quanwan Line (from the Admiralty Station of Bogang Island to the Tsim Sha Tsui Station of Jiulong)

The second Line: Jiangjun Ao Line (from the Quarry Bay Station of Bogang Islan to the Chaguo Ridge of Jiulong)

The third Line: Dongyong Line and Airport Express Line (the two lines use the same tunnel and from the Hong Kong Station of Bogang Island to the Jiulong Station of Jiulong)

By ferryboat:

The Star Ferry Line include: Zhonghuan ßà Tsim Sha Tsui, Zhonghuan ßà Hongkan, Wanzai ßà Wanzai air line.

The new ferry (in the Victoric Harbour): Zhonghuan ßà Changzhou, Zhonghuan ßà Pingzhou, Beijiao ßà Hongkan, Beijiao ßà Jiulong City airline

Little ferry of Gangjiu has three lines to serve the Nanya Island. Two of the three lines from the Center of Hong Kong: Zhonghuan ßà Nanya Island (Rongshu Wan), Zhonghuan ßà Nanya Island (Sok Kwu Wan) line.

Four Girls Mountains Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The three main attractions in Four Girls Mountains are Changping Ditch, Shuangqiao Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, Changping Ditch has been developed as an attraction for many years.  It contains forests, gorges and Snow Mountain.  Horses are the main transportation in the scene spot.  Compared with general appreciation, visitors prefer the involved trip in Changping […]

The three main attractions in Four Girls Mountains are Changping Ditch, Shuangqiao Ditch and Haizi Ditch.  Meanwhile, Changping Ditch has been developed as an attraction for many years.  It contains forests, gorges and Snow Mountain.  Horses are the main transportation in the scene spot.  Compared with general appreciation, visitors prefer the involved trip in Changping Ditch.  The feeling of passing through the original forest, streams and Snow Mountain by horse and going forward according to your own willing is really cool.  Of course, the expenses of horses will increase as the journey lengthens.

Best time to visit Four Girls Mountains

The best time to visit Four Girls Mountains is from July to October.  When the spring is coming, the whole mountains which are full of wild flowers are quite attractive.  In autumn, the picturesque of Four Girls Mountains is as beautiful as a cup of good wine.

Four Girls Mountains Tickets

Entrance ticket in boom season: Changping Ditch, 70RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 80RMB/person; Haizi Ditch, 60RMB/person.

Entrance ticket in slack season: ChangpingDitch, 50RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 50RMB/person; Haizi Ditch, 40RMB/person.

Sightseeing ticket in boom season: Changping Ditch, 20RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 80RMB/person.

Sightseeing ticket in slack season: Changping Ditch, 20RMB/person; Shuangqiao Ditch, 60RMB/person.

(Note: boom season is from April to November; slack season is from December to March)

Four Girls Mountain Traffic

There are buses departing to Four Girls Mountain everyday from Chadianzi Passenger Transport Center of Chengdu.  The Departure time is 6:30am, 7:30am and 12:00.  It will take you about 5 hours to get there.  And the ticket is 64RMB/person.

Traffic inside the mountains:

1.  By bus: To protect the environment, the non polluted sightseeing buses in this scene spot use natural gas as fuel.  However, because of the road’s condition, the buses yare just available in Shuangqiao Ditch.  The ticket is 80RMB/person.  You can get on or get off the bus wherever you want.

2.  By horse: Visitors can enjoy riding horses in Changping and Haizi Ditch.  If you don’t have any experience of riding a horse, hiring a groom is recommended.

On foot: if you want to savor the beautiful and magnificence natural scenery, the best choice is on foot.

Qingcheng Mountain Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Mountain Areas, Sichuan, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Qingcheng (Green City) Mountain has 36 peaks which stand in a circle like the city walls. The trees on the mountain are thick and shady, which gives to the name Qingcheng. The Mountain covers 120km2 with an area of 1522m2 under special protection. The climate here is mild and pleasant with a year-round temperature of […]

Qingcheng (Green City) Mountain has 36 peaks which stand in a circle like the city walls. The trees on the mountain are thick and shady, which gives to the name Qingcheng. The Mountain covers 120km2 with an area of 1522m2 under special protection. The climate here is mild and pleasant with a year-round temperature of 15.2. The highest temperature is 34.2oC and the lowest is -7.1oC. The rock is red and the cliffs are steep, which is very suitable for tourism and sightseeing.

Best time to visit Qingcheng Mountain

Summer times for the temperature in mountainous area is cooler, which makes it a perfect summer resort.

Qingcheng Mountain best routes

On foot:

Front gate—Ease Cote—Natural Picture Pavilion—Tianshi Temple—Master’s Hall—Chaoyang Cave—Shangqing Hall—Laojun Hall (the summit)—Mingqing Hall—Yuecheng Lake—Jianfu Hall

By Cableway:

Front gate—Ease Cote—Yuecheng Lake—Cableway—Shangqing Hall—Laojun Hall (the summit)—Chaoyang Cave—Master’s Hall—Tianshi Temple—Natural Picture Pavilion—Ease Cote—Front Gate—Jianfu Hall

Qingcheng Mountain tickets

Front mountain: 90 Yuan  (Half price for children between 1.1m to 1.4m)

Back mountain: 20 Yuan

Front mountain cableway: 30 Yuan (one way)   50 Yuan (round trip)

Back mountain Jinli cableway: 30 Yuan (one way)   55 Yuan (round trip)

Back mountain Baiyun cableway: 35 Yuan (to the mountain summit)   30 Yuan (to the mountain foot)  60 Yuan (round trip)

Yuecheng Lake ferry: 5 Yuan

Cuiying Lake ferry 2 Yuan

Buddha Cloud Cave: 5 Yuan

Crystal Cave: 10 Yuan

How to get to Qingcheng Mountain

By Bus:

Tourist bus from Chengdu Railway Station and Chadianzi Tourists Terminal every ten minutes.

By Train:

Bullet train from Chengdu to Dujiangyan, 15 pairs every day

Bus 101 from Dujingyan Tourism Terminal

Taxi: 40 Yuan

From front mountain to back mountain: shuttle bus

Tips: A map is recommended if you intend to climb the mountain for the paths are complicated and the entrances to the attractions are hidden thus hard to find. A map can save you time and avoid being hoodwinked.

Ludi (Reed Flute) Cave Travel Tips

On September 5, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Guilin, More Cities, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Ludi Cave is the most popular karst scenery spot in the world.  Up to now, it has received forty million visitors since it was open to the public, including over 180 parties and states leaders such as Dengxiaoping, American former president Nixon, Cart, German former president Richard Weizsacker and more.  All of them once were […]

Ludi Cave is the most popular karst scenery spot in the world.  Up to now, it has received forty million visitors since it was open to the public, including over 180 parties and states leaders such as Dengxiaoping, American former president Nixon, Cart, German former president Richard Weizsacker and more.  All of them once were appealed to the wonderful view and spoke highly of it.  As a result, Ludi Cave is called as “State Guest Cave” as well.  The cave was commended as a fantastic palace by Mrs. Nixon.

Best time to visit Ludi Cave

Because each season is as warm as spring, Guilin is a perfect place for travelling all the year round.  Moreover, Luyan Cave has its own natural temperature-control system.  The sun’s illumination is the main factor which effects the temperature’s change.   However, located in the depth of mountains, the cave nearly is not affected by the frequent changeable climate outside.  It resembles a vacuum flask whose temperature is always close to local average temperature of many years.  In recent years, Guilin’s average temperature is 19℃.  So the climate inside the cave is fairly mild in winter and rather cool in summer.

Ludi Cave Best Routes

Shiling Sunglow——Hongluo Baozhang——Visit the inside cave——Taohua (Peach Blossom) River View Spot——Feiluan (a bird’s name) Bridge View Spot.

Ludi Cave Tickets

Ticket price: 90RMB/person.  Ticket for 1.4m—1.1m high child is half price; for child below 1.1m is free.

Opening Hours: from 8:00am—17:30pm

How to get to Ludi Cave

By bus: take bus line3 or free bus line58——get off at Ludi Park Station.

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