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Correction to Beijing 9 City Guide

It’s come to our attention that there’s an error in the Beijing city guide. (We printed the map from page 291 on page 293.)

We’ve fixed the ebook and the digital chapters, but if you’ve bought a copy of the book already you can get a corrected copy of pages 292 and 293 here.

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Chinese Visa Sticky

Until recently, it was relatively easy to get a Chinese visa. The situation has changed beginning about mid March and it is expected to remain unstable until well after the Olympics.
It is now impossible to get a 6 or 12 month multiple entry business visa.
It is now impossible to get entries longer than 30 days.
In many embassies and consulates it would appear impossible to get a double entry tourist visa.
It has been reported that beginning July, it may be difficult to impossible to get…

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Beijing for 3 days.

Hi again,
So following on from your excellent advice last week:

I will be in Beijing due to a business trip, and I’ll tag as much time onto the end of the trip as I can get away with from a work point of view. It will be limited by how long the business end of things over-runs, and where the weekend falls in that. It could end up being as little as 2 days, the absolute max is 5, and the most likely is 3 days.

I’m a slow moving traveller mostly, happy to spend days in wandering and…

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Beijing to Dunhuang in April

Hello, how can i go from Beijing to Dunhuang in april? I was looking for flights but i couldnt find any.
Thanks

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Have you heard of a tour company, "Backroads of China"?

Has anypne heard of this company? Can you provide any insights? Thank you SO MUCH!

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China SIM, how to add money?

I have a China Mobile phone with a SIM card that I purchased in Beijing. The sim had ¥20 and is now out of minutes. I went to a china mobile shop and it looks like I have to purchase a ¥50 or ¥100 card...but that is a new sim card?? Do I have to get a new SIM card to add money? If so, will I lose the data I still have on my phone?

Thanks

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Xanadu (Shangdu): How Much Time

I have been intending to visit Yuan Shangdu in Inner Mongolia for some considerable time but have, generally, been put-off going by the prospect of spending a large amount of time for not much return. I have a 3 day weekend coming up and I'm wondering how much of it would be taken up getting there. I've done a search and found all the travel information and, from what I can see, it'll take me the best part of a full day to get from Beijing to Duolun (Night train to Jining Nan, transfer to…

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Just back from Luchun 绿春

There's not much information here about this remote destination, so I thought I'd post a quick note, mainly about logistics.

Will also point out that the famous annual Hani 哈尼族 New Year's festival and feast 长街宴 is coming up soon, namely the weekend of 29 and 30 November. The Hani use a different festival calendar from the Han Chinese in other parts of China.

Luchun 绿春 is really remote and doesn't have much in the way of tourist infrastructure. If you go, you need to be cognizant that there…

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Yangshuo- Longsheng- Fenghuang- Zhangjiajie

Hey guys!

My parents are currently in Xingping and this wednesday they want to travel to Zhangjiajie. As Longsheng is moreless on their way to Zhangjiajie I told them to stop there to visit the rice terraces. Thereafter they should go to Fenghuang for 1 night and take the bus to Zhangjiajie from there (according to the lonely planet there is a direct bus connection between Fenghuang and Zhangjiajie). However, I was wondering whether you guys know which buses to take between all these places…

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12 days in Yunnan

Hi guys i'm working in Guangdong for the year and have finally been told the Spring festival holiday dates, i've immediately booked all main means of transport but i'm stuck with Yunnan. I have 12 days there arriving in Kunming at 7.30pm at the airport and leaving Kunming from airport on the 9th Feb at 11.30am.

I've no real desire to see Kunming though the stone forest does look cool. My basic plan is to go straight from Kunming up to Lijiang, then Lijiang to Shaxi to Dali and somehow (if…