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Hi everyone,
I'm Lonely Planet's destination editor for China. The previous post on this topic had gotten very long and was started several years ago. A lot has changed about the Chinese visa situation, so I thought it might be useful to provide a summary of the current situation as we and our writers understand it. For the full run-down on everything you need to know about visas and entry requirements for China, including prices and detailed processing times, check out the China page: http://ww

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As obtaining a Chinese tourist visa appears to have gotten much easier, that long sticky thread has now been released to float. OTOH there appear to be increased concerns and lots of issues related to obtaining a tourist visa extension.

It is my intention to search through and try to collect some posted information here in this thread but would appreciate others offering first hand information and questions here rather than starting multiple threads.

For starters, Leshan has consistently been…

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Hi
Just a quick question. I have seen some magnificent photos of the estates of Hong Kong, are they safe to explore, I will be alone armed with an expensive camera. Any tips or info would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks

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Hi TTers,

I would like to watch the live show called 'Impressions of Lijiang'. Would like to know how can I purchase those tickets online, if possible. Or can I purchase them from the travel agency or from the place itself when i reach there?

Also, it was informed by me from a hotel in Lijiang that the ticket cannot be purchased singlely, but that we muct purchase a 'packaged booking' which cost sum CNY680 (ie ticket, entry fee, transport, guide & lunch). Is this true? I am not too keen on…

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Hi All

Wil arrive midnight in HK
will catch bus from Airport to city centre

Looking for Hotel (3-4 Star) in Bus route /Nathan Road
Appreciate any suggestion ?

Regards

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Chungking Mansions or not? anyone with experience there? if not any other options?
thanks

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Hi,
We're doing the 22 hr layover in Beijing in mid September and had a few questions. We did this last year rather unplanned and unfortunately during the Military Parade shut down.

  1. Our flights arrive at 17:00 Wednesday and depart at 15:00 Thursday. Last year we took the Airport Express and 2 subway lines to get to Wangfujing area since we generally prefer public transport. Google maps says that plan takes about 1.5 hours (about 50RMB/2 people) but a taxi (about 100RMB) takes about 45…

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Hello all

My son has a new job teaching English with http://www.teachteflinchina.org/

I can't find any information about this company online and am feeling concerned that this is not a legitimate orgainisation.

Does anyone out there have any experience with this company at all. I really need to put my mind at rest.

Many thanks.

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I may be able to squeeze a short trip in at the beginning of Sept, is this period notorious for rain and Typhoons, or is it a quick downpour and it is over and done with.
Thanks

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Hi,

I would like ask the following regarding how to I get to Zhangjianjie from major cities?
1. From which city can I catch trains to Zhangjianjie with shortest possible time? Beijing, SHanghai, Guangzhou?
2. How long is the travel time for trains?

Thanks in advace