Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Travel Tips

On September 1, 2011, in Accomodation, Mountain Areas, Tours, Travel Info, Yunnan, by Jack Li

The altitude of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is so high that it is necessary for tourists to rent down jackets when the wind is strong. You’d better not rent it at places where provide green cars, which is more expensive than that on the mountain, taking 30 yuan as rental and 300 yuan as deposit […]

The altitude of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is so high that it is necessary for tourists to rent down jackets when the wind is strong. You’d better not rent it at places where provide green cars, which is more expensive than that on the mountain, taking 30 yuan as rental and 300 yuan as deposit per jacket. It is a better choice to rent the jacket after taking green car and arriving at ropeway station on 3356 meters or 4506 meters. In addition, some hostels in Lijiang Old City provide cost-free down jackets for their customers. They also help customers to book tickets of ropeway in case of waiting in line to buy tickets on the mountain; however, tourists still need to wait in line if they choose the big ropeway.

The snow mountain has quite different landscapes in four seasons. Tourists can only pay a visit when the weather is fine and there is a little cloud and mist, because the snow mountain is often warded of by mist. There is a joke saying that you can only see snow worthy of 50 yuan if you visit at that time although you have actually spent 500 yuan. Jade Dragon Snow Mountain has the most magnificent sight in winter, because cold air is warded off by the mountain and forms large-scale accumulated snow. That’s also why Lijiang Old City can be warm and the sun shines brightly in winter.

Best time to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

From February to June

On Jade Dragon Snow Mountain, the yearly average temerature is 11.3 ℃, the average temperature of the colddest month is 3℃ while the average temperature of the hottest month is 17℃. The yearly precipitation of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is about 1000~1200mm; the rainfalls mainly come during June to October, taking up 80% of the overall precipitation of a year. However, there is few rainfalls during Novermber to Apirl of the next year.

The best time to visit Jade Dragon Snow Mountain is winter. In summer and antumn, you can not see accumulated snow on that altitude, because thousands of tourists have arrived there, changed ecological environment of area and the snow line has obviously moved up. Only by ropeway can tourists arrive at the top of the big ropeway, it is impossible to reach by riding a hinny or by walking.

Yulong Snow Mountain Best Routes

One typical travel route is Lijiang—Ganhaizi—Baishui River—Yun Shanping. At Baishui River, you can take the Yun Shanping Ropeway to climb on the mountain. You had better not ride a horse here; all programs about riding a horse to the mountain turn out to be traps, you can’t see any sights on the way.

Jade Dragon Snow Mountain Tickets

  1. Set ticket: Big Jade Dragon through ticket: 190 yuan (includes the entrance of the mountain, Dongba Valley, Jade Pillars, Yushui Village, Yufeng Temple and Dongba Kingdom, only Dongba Valley, Yushui Village and Yufeng Temple are recommended)
  2. Individual tourist: the entrance ticket: 105 yuan (you can buy individual ticket of any sight).

The maintenance cost of Lijiang Old City: 80 yuan

Students and armymen: half price, other certificates are invalid.

The big ropeway of Glacier Park: 172 yuan

The smaller ropeway of Yunshan Ping: 55 yuan

The middle-size ropeway of Maoniu Ping: 60 yuan

How to get to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain

  1. If you take the chartered bus, it takes 60~100 yuan per day;
  2. Take No7 Bus to Jade Dragon Snow Mountain at the Red Sun Square next to Dashuiche, takes 15 yuan/person;
  3. Take the bus of the ropeway company, which departs at the Guluwan Hotel every morning.

Transportation of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain (three ropeways)

  1. Glacier park: 3 kilometers long ropeway; tickets: 110yuan;reach the altitude of 4506 meters, as well as the snow line)
  2. Yunshan Ping Ropeway: the smaller ropeway:40 yuan; Maoniu Ping Ropeway: 65yuan
  3. The big ropeway: directly reach the mountain peak, tourists should wait in line to buy tickets (takes four to five hours in peak-season ,so needs patience and enough mental preparation). The temperature on the mountain is so low that you are suggested to rent a down jacket at the foot of the mountain (30 yuan per jacket). The altitude of the mountain is so high that tourists who have heart troubles ought not to cimb on. In case of oxygen deficit on the mountin, you’d better prepare an air tank.

Tips

  1. If you set out in Lijiang Old City, you can take No7 Bus at Yunshan Ping and get off at the big ropeway, which takes 10 yuan; it takes about 100~150 yuan by taxi.
  2. Tickets of Jade Dragon Snow Mountain: 40 yuan (students: half price)

Tickets of the ropeway: 110 yuan (need to book in Lijiang Old City)

  1. Self-service tourists can take the bus to Daju besides Red Sun Hotel at 8am, then get off at Yunshan Ping (ticket: 10 yuan). Or take the bus of Lijiang Bus Transportation Company to Daju, then get off at Yunshan Ping, which takes 30~40 minutes.

Tourists who don’t have too much time can take a taxi at the opposite of Yuquan Hotel, but it is important to decide the specific time and price of the round trip.

Jade Buddha Temple Travel Tips

On September 1, 2011, in Historical Relics, Shanghai, Temples, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Jade Buddha Temple is a very ancient monastery, so the ticket price is relatively higher than common temples. On entering the main hall, visitors first will burn incenses available in various designs for your selection to worship the Buddha, and then go upstairs to pay respect to the figure of the jade Buddha. At […]

The Jade Buddha Temple is a very ancient monastery, so the ticket price is relatively higher than common temples. On entering the main hall, visitors first will burn incenses available in various designs for your selection to worship the Buddha, and then go upstairs to pay respect to the figure of the jade Buddha. At the back of the temple there is a pool full of carps in different sizes, visitors can feed them here. In addition, visitors can have delicious noodles in the vegetarian restaurant near the pool. The first and the fifteenth day of a month according to the lunar calendar, people come to the temple in swarms.

Best time to visit Jade Buddha Temple:

The City of Shanghai is located in the front part of the Yangtze River delta, so it belongs to typical subtropical maritime monsoon climate. There are four distinct seasons with enough rainfall from May to September. The hottest time in Shanghai is July and August when the temperature will  exceed 35℃ for about ten days. The coldest time is from the last ten-day period of January to the beginning of February, though there is no sign of snow, the wet cold air and freezing north wind is terrible. So pay attention to protect yourself from cold. From the middle ten-day period of June to the first ten-day period of July, it is the plum rain season. From the end of August to the September Shanghai comes to the typhoon season. Please bear in mind to take an umbrella with you. The modernization and prosperity of Shanghai attract numerous tourists from all over the world every year. In spring, you can go to the suburbs for an outing, admiring the beautiful willow trees and peach blossoms. Besides, autumn is the best time for having steamed crab which is well-known for its tasty flavor. It’s worth noting that around Tomb Sweeping Day, people in Shanghai are busy going out to pay respects to their deceased kinsfolk, therefore, the traffic to the cities neighboring Shanghai endures great tension. Try to avoid visiting Shanghai during Golden Week period due to the crowdedness and traffic control.

Jade Buddha Temple Best Route: Visitors can choose the route he likes because there aren’t many attractions except the temple.

Jade Buddha Temple Ticket:

Open hours: 8:00am —16:30

8:00am —17:30 (on the first and the fifteenth day every month according to the lunar calendar)

Ticket price: 20 yuan (10 yuan on the first and the fifteenth day every month according to the lunar calendar)

Pay extra 10 yuan to have a look at the Jade Buddha.

How to go to Jade Buddha Temple:

Address: No.999# Jiangning Road, Putuo District, Shanghai, China

Tel: 021-62665596

By bus:

Take Bus No.13, 19, 24, 36, 54, 63, 68, 76, 105, 106, 112, 113, 138, 206, 223, 506, 516, 550, 563, 738, 768, 830, 837, 866, 922 to Anyuan Road station, then you can arrived at the temple.

Yuzi Paradise Travel Tips

On August 31, 2011, in China Attractions, Cool Places, Guilin, Modern Architecture, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Since 1997, the Yuzi Paradise in Guilin has held eight international sculpture camps. 114 famous sculptors from 25 countries have created 115 sculptures of their own distinctive styles and features. For the project composition section of the Yuzi Paradise, the internationally renowned sculptor Zhu Ming from Taiwan, Artistic Director of the Yuzi Paradise Xiao Changzheng, […]

Since 1997, the Yuzi Paradise in Guilin has held eight international sculpture camps. 114 famous sculptors from 25 countries have created 115 sculptures of their own distinctive styles and features. For the project composition section of the Yuzi Paradise, the internationally renowned sculptor Zhu Ming from Taiwan, Artistic Director of the Yuzi Paradise Xiao Changzheng, Xiao Li from Beijing, Li Xiuqin from Hangzhou, Robert Pirrestiger from French and Eberhard Eckerle from Germany have contributed a series of exquisite works of art.

Best Seasons to Visit the Yuzi Paradise

The best seasons to visit the Yuzi Paradise are from April to October. This period of time also includes the Labor Day golden week and the National Day golden week when there is an influx of tourists in Guilin and the prices of hotels and transportation rise correspondingly. So you may choose to avoid these two periods in order to enjoy the beauty of the Yuzi Paradise at easy.

Yuzi Paradise Best Routes: (none available)

Yuzi Paradise Ticket:

Adults: RMB 80 per person

Children: RMB 30 per person (free of charge for children under 1.1 m)

Opening hours: 8:30-18:30

How to get to Yuzi Paradise

Distances from Yuzi Paradise to key locations:

32 km from the City of Guilin;

30 km from the train station and the bus station;

60 km from Liangjiang International Airport

30 km from Shuoyang (the reputed town which represents the beauty of Guilin’s sceneries)

From Guilin to Yuzi Paradise:

By car: drive for 30 km along the Guiyang Highway;

By special-line bus: 6:40-18:40 (A bus departs every 20 minutes. The bus station is in Guilin train station and the fare is around RMB 5 per person.)

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Yushan Park Travel Tips

On August 31, 2011, in Guilin, Parks & Gardens, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Yushan Park is located near Beiji Park and Yushan Bridge in the northern part of downtown in Guilin, Guangxi province. The park got this name because Yushan Mountain is in it. It is a recommendation to start the trip around Guilin from this place, as it is a source of the city’s history. Best Time […]

Yushan Park is located near Beiji Park and Yushan Bridge in the northern part of downtown in Guilin, Guangxi province. The park got this name because Yushan Mountain is in it. It is a recommendation to start the trip around Guilin from this place, as it is a source of the city’s history.

Best Time to Visit Yushan Park

April to October is the best time to visit the park. The golden week in May and October attracts many visitors, as the weather is particularly agreeable. If travelling at that time, remember to book your transport and accommodation in advance and be prepared for higher prices. During the slack season, however, you will have a better chance to experience the beautiful scenery of the park.

Yushan Park Best Route

Yudi Temple – Yiqin Garden – Sanjue Monument – Wufu Tower – Wenshao Building –- Shaoyin Cave – Jiuchongtian – Meiquan Palace

Yushan Park Ticket

Price: 32 Yuan

Opening time: from 7:30 to 18:00

How to get to Yushan Park  

By bus: you can take buses No.1, No.2, No.15, No.18, No.99, No.58, and No.100. And No.58 bus (from 8:30 to 16:30) is free; the air-conditioned No.99 bus, it drives from the north to the south across the city, the price is 2 Yuan; the rest buses only cost 1 Yuan.

By taxi: there are many taxis in Guilin, most of them are Jetta and Santana. In daytime and at night the fee standard of taxi is different. In daytime (from 6:30 to 23:00), price starts at 7 Yuan (including the 2km); after 2km and less than 4km, it is 1.6 Yuan per kilometer; after 4km, it is 2 Yuan per kilometer. At night (from 23:00 to 6:30), price starts at 7.80 Yuan; from 2km to 4km, it is 1.80 Yuan per kilometer; after 4km, it is 2.40 Yuan per kilometers.

By bike: it is a good idea to rent bike to travel around the downtown. It is very convenient to rent bike as every hotel and main streets has bike rental outlets. The rent fee is charged by hour or by day. For instance, in the International Youth Hotel in Guilin, rent bike costs 15 Yuan per day.

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Yonghegong Lama Temple Travel Tips

On August 31, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Walking past Guozijian East Gate, you will see a simple and classical temple. This is Lama Temple, the largest and most well-preserved Lama temple in Beijing. Lama Temple was officially open to public since 1981 as a place for religious activities. Everyday numerous people come to the temple and offer incense, and you may smell […]

Walking past Guozijian East Gate, you will see a simple and classical temple. This is Lama Temple, the largest and most well-preserved Lama temple in Beijing. Lama Temple was officially open to public since 1981 as a place for religious activities. Everyday numerous people come to the temple and offer incense, and you may smell the fragrance of the incense outside of the temple yard.

Best Seasons to Visit Yonghegong Lama Temple

Spring and autumn are the best seasons for travelling in Beijing, especially in autumn when the weather is cool and pleasant. So you may come for a visit anytime in April, May, September or October.

Yonghegong Lama Temple Best Routes

Usually the visit should start along the main axis of the major temples from the front to the back. Then go clockwise around the axis to visit the rest of the temple. Situated on the main axis are the Mountain Gate, Tianwang Hall, Lama Temple Main Hall, Yongyou Hall, Falun Hall, Wanfuge Hall. On the east and the west are the Side Halls and the Four Lecture Halls (the Scripture Hall, the Vajrayana Hall, the Mathematics Hall and the Medicine Lord Hall).

Yonghegong Lama Temple Ticket

Entrance ticket: RMB 25

Opening hours: 9:00-17:00

How to get to Yonghegong Lama Temple

By subway: Take Line 2 or Line 5 and get off at Yonghegong Lama Temple Station. Get out of the station by Exit C. Walk 150 metres to the west and you will come to the Lama Temple.

By bus: Take bus 62, 13, 116, 44 or Te-2 and get off at Yonghegong Station. Or take bus 13, 116, 684 and get off at Guozijian Station.

Yang Causeway Travel tips

On August 30, 2011, in Chinese Towns & Villages, Guilin, Rivers & Gorges, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Yang Causeway is the setting sail dock for pleasure boats in the Lijiang River. Scenery of this area is the essence of wonderful scenery in the Lijiang River scenic spot. Besides the beautiful landscape, ridges and peaks, waterfalls, flowers and trees and waterside cottages are all attractive for tourists. There stands a mountain in the […]

Yang Causeway is the setting sail dock for pleasure boats in the Lijiang River. Scenery of this area is the essence of wonderful scenery in the Lijiang River scenic spot. Besides the beautiful landscape, ridges and peaks, waterfalls, flowers and trees and waterside cottages are all attractive for tourists. There stands a mountain in the rear of Yangdi Village, the mountain peaks of which look like a pair of inverted trotters. Yangdi has the harmonic tone of trotter, that’s where the name comes from.

Best time to visit Yang Causeway

The best time to visit Yang Causeway is May to October. Fine weather and limited rainfalls make it suitable for tourists to visit Yang Causeway in these months.

Yang Causeway Tickets

Travelling along Yang Causeway on foot is free of charge.

How to get to Yang Causeway

Yangdi asphalted road that connects Guiyang road is the main access to Yangdi County, as long as 13 kilometers. Country roads include Zhongnan-Tuling, Tuling-Xialong, Zhongnan-Tangjia and Yangdi-Banbiandu. Except villages like Yangdi, Zhongnan, Tuling, Tangjia and Langshi, other villages have not been open to traffic. There are scheduled buses between Yangshuo and Yangdi, which come every twenty minutes and are very convenient. The so-called “Golden Waterway” the Lijiang River crosses over Yangdi County, as long as 16 kilometers. The path winds along mountain ridges all the way, keeping back a lot of glamorous landscapes. In recent years, the fashionable ecological walking tour that takes Yang Causeway as the starting point advocates “green ecology, human landscapes and natural landscapes”. Those characteristics have turn Yang Causeway to a hot tourist spot and tourists come one after the other in a continous line.

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Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Travel Tips

On August 30, 2011, in Caves & Canyons, Tibet, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Many people will worry about the accommodation in Tibet. Actually it is a not a problem there, you can live in the native’s house. The native house usually has a living room and there are some beds Tibetan beds along the walls. Hosts will put bedding in the corner of the beds, tourists also can […]

Many people will worry about the accommodation in Tibet. Actually it is a not a problem there, you can live in the native’s house. The native house usually has a living room and there are some beds Tibetan beds along the walls. Hosts will put bedding in the corner of the beds, tourists also can prepare sleeping bag.

In addition, the Pai Town has good capacity of reception. Except the reception center, there is a family hotel street. The Pai Town is preparing to build a five star hotel which is located in the top of a hill. In the hotel, visitors can see three snow mountains include the Jiala Bai Lei, the South Jiabawa and the Duoweila.

Best Time to Visit Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

The best time to visit Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon is spring and summer (from June to October). There are different views in different seasons. Spring is the best season. You will see the pink peach flowers, the pretty Rhododendron bloom in glaciers and many golden rape flowers cover with mountains. In summer, India monsoon brings marine moisture and forming a rare water vapor channel to nourish the southeastern area of Tibet. The South Jiabawa is coverd with the water vapor and clouds. People have little chances to see the whole picture of the mountain. But this season is the best time to explore the natural mystery of Tibet.

Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Best Routes

Traditional Routes: Milin Country Pai District – Duoxiong La – Nage – Mani Weng – Beibeng. It is a traditional route, also a road from the north slope of the Himalayas to the downstream of the Grand Canyon. You can enter the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon by waterway or by walking. By waterway you can see the beautiful view of the highest mountain in world and the splendid view of the Yarlung Zangbu Grand Canyon. Also you can appreciate some natural and humanistic spectacles include the Benri Shen Mountain, Qujiao Wu Temple, the Buddha Palm Sand Dune, the Pine Greeting Guests and the South Jiabawa Peak. In Pai Town, you can choose tour by walking. Led by profession guide go into the depth of the Grand Canyon (about 40km), you can see the South Jiabawa Peak and the Yarlung Zangbo River closer, worship the holy mark of the Tibetan Buddhism “Dongbu Nong,” see the mysterious religious pilgrimage road of the “Zhuanjia La.” Or you can climb over the Duoxiong La Mountain and walk into the mysterious Motuo.

The Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon Tickets

Open time: 9:00 AM – 18:00 PM

Tibetans are free of charge. Entrance tickets: 85RMB/person (allow to enter many times). In the 2nd floor platform in the afternoon will has a debate by lamas will attract many people. The low season Ticket: 35RMB/person (from 20th October to 20th April next year).

You will see the ticket office in the right hand when you enter the front gate. If you want to take pictures you need to spend another 90RMB.

How to Get to the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon

By bus: take a bus from Lasa to Linzhi. The departure time of the bus is 8:00 AM and ticket is 155RMB. It has 633km from Lasa to Boyi Town of Linzhi. Then you will from Bayi to Pailong and visit the big turn of the Yarlung Zangbo River and the deepest canyon by walking from Pailong to Zhaqu. In the journey you can visit the Menba village, appreciate the original forests, at last you can from Pailong to Mikin by bus, then from Milin to the Jiacha in the south of the mountain and see the Yarlung Zangbo Grand Canyon landscape.

The Elephant Trunk Hill Travel Tips

On August 30, 2011, in Guilin, Nature Scenery, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The Elephant Trunk Hill has a history of more than 1000 years.  When travelling in Guilin, climbing the Elephant Trunk Hill, visiting “Zizhou” (a state), enjoying the the light breeze at the Lijiang River bank and appreciating “Chuanshan Taying” are a must.  Climbing the mountain takes just 15mins and you can rent a boat to […]

The Elephant Trunk Hill has a history of more than 1000 years.  When travelling in Guilin, climbing the Elephant Trunk Hill, visiting “Zizhou” (a state), enjoying the the light breeze at the Lijiang River bank and appreciating “Chuanshan Taying” are a must.  Climbing the mountain takes just 15mins and you can rent a boat to enjoy the scenery and take breathtaking pictures.

Best time to the Elephant Trunk Hill

The best time to visit the Elephant Trunk Hill is from August to October.  In summer, the temperatures in Guilin and many other cities of China are extremely hot.  However, at the foot of the Elephant Trunk Hill, near the river bank, you can appreciate the scenery and enjoy the pleasant breeze.

Elephant Trunk Hill Best Routes

Elephant Trunk Square——Huijiang Pavilion——Puxian Tower——Elephant Eyes Tower——Shuiyue Hole——Three stars Island——Yunfeng Temple——Buddhist relics Tower and more.

Elephant Trunk Hill Tickets

Opening time: in slake season, 7:00am—9:30pm; in boom season,6:30am——10:00pm.

Ticket Price: 48RMB/person. (Ticket is free after 7:00pm, but it is recommended to plan the trip adequately, as the sun sets before 10pm and it can be dangerous.)

Others: In the daytime, if you take a private boom raft, you can come in without a ticket.  But you have to pay 10—15 RMB for the boom raft.

How to get to Elephant Trunk Hill

1. By bus: take free bus line57,58, special line4A or line2——get off at “Wenchang Bridge”station.  Go across the bridge, you will find the hill.

2. Around the hill: you can enjoy the scenery on boat, bike or walking

Shangri—la Travel Tips

On August 30, 2011, in Activities, More Cities, Nature Scenery, Tours, Travel Info, Yunnan, by Jack Li

Shangri—la is a place where has steep mountains, extensive grassland and deep valleys.  Cross—holes and Dianxi Wonder are opening their arms to the visitors on the desolate Chama trackway.  Inside the snow mountain, mysterious alpine lakes such as Bita Lake, Shudu Lake, Pana Lake and more are waiting for you to uncover their mystic veils.  […]

Shangri—la is a place where has steep mountains, extensive grassland and deep valleys.  Cross—holes and Dianxi Wonder are opening their arms to the visitors on the desolate Chama trackway.  Inside the snow mountain, mysterious alpine lakes such as Bita Lake, Shudu Lake, Pana Lake and more are waiting for you to uncover their mystic veils.  In Shangri—la, Meili Snow Mountain is its essence; in Meili Snow Mountain, Yubeng Village is its cream.

Best Time to Shangri—la

The best time to Shangri—la is from May to July, September to October.  Except for these months, Diqing is in the rainy season.  Low temperature and poor road condition bring a lot of inconvenience to the trip.  If you meet a rainfall, you can do nothing but waiting or leaving.  The road condition becomes worse after a snowfall.  It will take you a long time to wait for the snow’s thawing.  You have to make your decision with careful consideration when you leave for Diqing during Spring Festival vacation.  In those days, the outside temperature reaches -3℃ to 8℃.  Moreover, night is colder.  As a result, local people don’t want to go out; drivers are so afraid for the frozen road that they don’t prefer to do business.  If you visit there from June to September, bringing some plastic bags with you is recommended, because they are good protections of yourself and your shooting equipments.  Camping on the grassland in summer, bonfire is necessary.

Shangrila Best Routes (not available )

Shangri—la Tickets

Entrance ticket is free.

Bita Sea: 30 RMB/person

Napa Sea: 30 RMB/person

White Water terrace: 30 RMB/person

Songzanlin Temple: 85 RMB/person

Feilai Temple: 20RMB/person

East Bamboo Grove Temple: 30 RMB/person

Mingyong Glacier: 78RMB/person

Shangri—la Gorge: 20RMB/person

Shudu Lake: 15RMB/person

Tiansheng Bridge Hot Spring: 15RMB/person

Tiger Leaping Gorge: 50RMB/person

Pudacuo National Park (Bita Sea and Shudu Lake are included): 190RMB/person

Riding in Bita Sea: 60RMB/person

Tibetan Songs and Dances: 30RMB/person

Visit to Tibetan House: with a meal, 135RMB/person; without meal: 15RMB/person

Blue Moon Gorge: 220RMB/person

How to get to Shangrila

By air: Zhongdian Airport is the largest airport in the northwest regions.  At present, flights to Kunming, Chengdu, Lasa, Banna and Shanghai have been opened.

By bus:

From Kunming to Zhongdian: take bullet train at Kunming Bus Station.  The 720km way will take you 12h and 171 RMB.  Departure time: 8:20am.

From Lijiang to Zhongdian: the mileage is 200km.  It will depart 3 to 5 buses every day from 7:00am to 15:00pm.  The ticket price is 25RMB.

From Dali to Zhongdian: the mileage is 300km.  The ticket of the midibus is 35RMB/person.

From Panzhihua in Sichuan Province to Zhongdian: the mileage is 470km.  The regular buses depart to Zhongdian every day.  Ticket of a sleeping berth is 90RMB; ticket of a hard seat is 60RMB.

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The Ocean Park of Hongkong Travel Tips

On August 30, 2011, in Activities, Hong Kong, Parks & Gardens, Tours, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Best Time to Visit the Ocean Park You can go to the Ocean Park at any time of the year. There are theme parties according to different holidays.During the Chinese New Year, there are several special programs. Flower Market in the Victoria Park: The flower market in the Victoria Park opening is the hottest place […]

Best Time to Visit the Ocean Park

You can go to the Ocean Park at any time of the year. There are theme parties according to different holidays.During the Chinese New Year, there are several special programs.

Flower Market in the Victoria Park: The flower market in the Victoria Park opening is the hottest place in Hongkong during the spring festival. The market opens a few days before the Chinese New Year and attracts numerous people every year. In the market, people can buy fresh flowers including peach flowers, chrysanthemums, daffodils and other things for the New Year.

Rose Parade: The Rose Parade is held on the first day of the lunar year. Every year, the floats participating in the parade are from places all over the world. They stand for various cultures and customs. The performers on the floats give excellent dances to wish a prosperous new year.

Firework Show: The Firework Show is held on the second day of the lunar year. The fireworks display on the sea surface of the Victoria Harbor. The ideal positions to watch the firework are the two banks of the Victoria Harbor and high-rise buildings besides the sea.

Christmas (25th, December): The Christmas is the hottest holiday in Hongkong. High-rise buildings besides the Victoria Harbor start to decorate their appearances at about a month before the Christmas Season. Shops all change into Christmas decorations which are fully praised by many visitors. The Christmas Hongkong shows the most prosperous and magnificent look to the world. If you are interested in a flourishing Hongkong, the best time to go to Hongkong is during the Christmas.

Ocean Park Best Routes

You can settle your routes this way:

  1. Enter the Ocean Park at the entrance Dashuwan and go to Quedao Island andAdventure Land. You can take the escalator to go up to the mountain. The Ocean Park Escalator is 225 m long, and is the second longest outdoor escalator in the world.
  2. On the mountain there is the Marin Land. You can visit Jellyfish House, Atoll Reef, Marine Theatre, Shark Aquarium, play amusement rides and have dinner there. There are both Chinese traditional food and American fast food like Mc.Donald’s.
  3. 3.    In the afternoon, you can take the Cable Car to go back to the garden near the main entrance. There are Panda House, Children Amusement Park and Sea Lion Show. The places you must go are Atoll Reef, Dolphin Show, Bird’s Theatre and Panda House.

Ocean Park Tickets

The admission ticket for an adult: 250 HKD; for a kid between 3 to 11: 123 HKD.

The joint ticket including the park admission and transportation for an adult: 209 HKD; for a kid between 3 to 11: 105 HKD. The joint ticket can be bought at the Jinzhong Ticket Office.

The annual ticket for the Ocean Park is convenient for visitors who often go to the park. The gold card for an adult: 550 HKD, for a kid between 3 to 11:275 HKD. The silver card for an adult: 415HKD, for a kid between 3 to 11:210 HKD. The admission ticket with a student ID: 380HKD.

How to Get to the Ocean Park

1、 Take the subway at the Jinzhong Subway station and get to the Ocean Park directly. The ticket is 20 HKD.

2、 Buy the joint ticket of the city bus at the stop Jinzhong or Tianxing Dock of Zhonghuan and take the bus 629 to get to the Ocean Park. A joint ticket includes the admission ticket of the Ocean Park and the bus ticket return.

3、 You can also take the following buses and get off at the Hongkong tunnel. Then walk a little bit and you will see the Ocean Park.

Take  the Chengba Bus 72, 72A,92,96 or 592 of Chengba at the stop Tongluowan.

Take the Chengba Bus 6A, 6X, 70, 75, 90, 97 ,260 or the Xinba Bus 262 at the stop Zhonghuan.

Take the Chengba Bus 41A, the Xinba Bus 38 or 42 at the stop Beijiao.

Take the Chengba Bus 77 or 99 at the stop Shaojiwan.

Take the Chengba or Xinba Bus 171 at the stop Changshangwan.

Take the Chengba or Xinba Bus 671 at the stop Zuanshishan.

Take the Chengba or Xinba Bus 107 at the stop Shatian.

Bus 162 is only available from Monday to Saturday.

Take the bus Line Ocean Park in front of Tianxing Dock of Zhonghuan or go to Tianzhong Subway station for the bus 629 or the Chengba bus 630 to Ocran Park. You can also reach the Ocean Park by bus 72,72A,92,96,592,6A,6X,70,75,90,97,260,262,41A,38,42,77,99,315,171,671,107,973 or 170 to get to the Ocean Park. The bus time at the Jinzhong stop is in every ten minutes between 9:00 and 16:00. The bus at the Tianxing Dock stop is in every twenty minutes between 9:35 and 10:55.

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