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…
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…
I'm travelling to Chengdu for a few days at the end of this month, before moving on to Shanghai via a river cruise.
Neither my travel companion nor I have anything but very, very basic Mandarin (almost literally hello and thank you currently, although will do my best to try and learn a little more).
We're thinking of doing some day trips, and I'm wondering how possible it will be to get around ourselves using trains and buses? Previously we have managed to get around Beijing but that was on…
Going to Bejing and Xian in late October/early November. What are you favorite budget places for lodging? I am looking for a double, clean, safe, and inexpensive. Thanks for your comments
Does anybody know if Americans can (easily?) get 10-year, multiple-entry, tourist visas to the mainland in:
- New Delhi?
I just came back from a trip to the places mentioned in the header. April was a little bit wet, but I also had some sunny weather. I started from Shanghai and mostly used G- and D-trains, which makes transport very convenient.
Sanqingshan: I took the train from Shanghai Hongciao to Yushannan (214Y). From the train station I jumped in the only waiting bus and went to the local bus station in Yushan, where I took a bus to Sanqingshan. The bus took me to the Waishuangxi Tourist center (there is a…
My brother and I will be taking a trip to China in August and would like some information regarding the Defence of Yan'an re-enactment. The main thing I would like to know is if it still exists. I saw it in the BBC documentary 'China on four Wheels' in 2012 and there is information about it an couple of articles but nothing more recent than 2013. So I was wondering if anyone had any idea if this was still going on and if it is then where exactly near Yan'an is it.
Any help would be…
Any status on the roads in western Sichuan? LP guidebook said that travel time might be increased due to construction. Has construction increased time, or have road improvements decreased travel time between towns in Western Sichuan?
My Flight is schedule to arrive at 9 PM and by the time I clear custom/ Immigration it may be well over one hour .
or I would be better off by staying in a hotel around the Pu-dong International airport and venture in to the city the next morning ?
Thank you .