Asia - North-East Asia
Messages: 343,159 - Threads: 55,129
i'm currently planing my first trip to china. Meanwhile some questions came up and i would appreciate it, if some experience travellers could help me with my concerns.
First of all the current state of my itinerary (starting on 2012-08-04)
1 - Beijing (half day)
2 - Beijing
3 - Beijing
4 - Beijing
5 - Beijing
6 - Chengde (by bus)
7 - Chengde
8 - Beijing
9 - Datong (by train)
10 - Pingyao*(by train)*
11 - Pingyao
12 - Xian (by train)
13 - Xian (Huashan) (by train)
14 - Xian
15 - Xian
16 - Kaifeng (by train)
17 - Hangzhou (by plane)
18 - Hangzhou
19 - Suzhou (by train)
20 - Suzhou
21 - Shanghai (by train)
22 - Shanghai
23 - Shanghai
24 - Hongkong (by plane)
25 - Hongkong
26 - Hongkong
27 - Taipei (by plane)
28 - Taipei
29 - Taipei
30 - Flight home from Hongkong
This itinerary is just one of many ideas... I'd love t... more »
I'm spending about 10 days in Japan and was wondering how much a 1G or 3G simcard for my iPad would cost in Japan? I find it impossible to live without the internet these days. And where can I get it?
Having read that immigration officials in xChina confiscate your LP xChina guides off you because LP show xTaiwan as a separate country, I'm concerned they'll take my copy of Discover China and won't give it back.
These are the pages I'm concerned about - page 8 ... page 9 and the back cover..
Will page 8 present a problem do you think? The grey square doesn't cover xTaiwan, although all land mass is shown in white and on page 9 the country/land which is just opposite n... more »
I am coming over to Hong Kong with my partner at the end of November for 6 weeks. We have famiily who live in hong kong so will be staying with them mainly, but would like to travel around and see Asia. We will have approximately 3 - 4 weeks for travelling around and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations. We would like to see the city life as well as the opportunity to sit on a beach and relax!!
There are so many diffferent places to choose from that its confusing me! We are on a limited budget as we are students, but as it is my birthday trip, we are willing to pay extra to see things that amaze.
I honestly don't know what countries either, as I want to see them all! Help!!!
I am going to be in Gyeongju for a short time later this month. Are there any lockers for storing luggage at the intercity bus terminal in Gyeongju?
Firstly I apologise if this is a repeat thread, but im getting close to the time I have to finalise details for my trip and I can find specific enough advice, I hope someone can help me!
My partner and I will be visiting China for the first time, and are planning to fly to Kashgar. He is very keen to do a seven - ten day trek in Kashgar beginning around the 10th of June (give or take a few days). I would prefer this be a guided trek incase we run into any trouble, and seeing as we are completely inexperienced.
Could anyone suggest a reputable company?
Is there anything in particular we should take into account when booking our trek? Can we book over the internet?
Will the fact that we speak no chinese be a problem?
Can we hire a motorcycle or car when we get to Kashgar?
Can anyone recommend a hotel for when we get back from the trek?
I have so many more questions, bu... more »
Can anyone recommend any reasonably priced ryokans in Nikko?
We are looking for something traditional, with meals included (served in room), preferably with own private bathroom and public baths/onsen.
Our budget is around 20 000 yen per night and we will only be staying one or two nights.
Can anyone help?! Having trouble finding what we're looking for on the net.
Hey, my name is scott and ive been doing some research on volunteer work in china. Im looking at volunteering with pandas at the CCRCGP in a place just 16km from Ya'an in the wolong nature reserve. Well im looking a at a 3 w eek duration and my question is, has anyone before travelled or done any volunteer work with GoEco? Ive been on their website and this is what im interested in, im just looking for reviews or and insight on this company and if anyone has volunteered with them before. I tried searching up reviews and testimonials but only found some on their website.
Hi folks. We are going to Japan and South Korea in June and July and we've heard that the weather in Japan especially is usually very humid at this time. Given that we are backpacking, can anyone suggest what type of clothes to bring? Usually I wouldn't ask this question as jeans, shorts, tee-shirts, trainers etc would be our norm but I'm aware that we may stand out as really poorly dressed in Japan (and possibly Korea) if we wander around the cities dressed like backpackers. We are visiting Tokyo, Fuji, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Fukukoa, Busan and Seoul.
Any advice would be great.
Hi have four days on Chengdu. I would like to do some day trips. and suggestions. private tours ar a no go s too expensive. is it easy to hire hars for these trips at hotels
I'm thinking of going to Japan this June stopping in tokyo 4 nights take the train to osaka 3 nigts and 1 night in kyoto, I am thinking of setting a budget of $125/$135 aprox per day excluding Hostels and ther train to osaka, but including food, independent day trips to near by cities and a bit of drinking at night.. will that work?.. thanx for any feedback..
Hello everyone! My name is Kerrie and I'm really new to this forum so hi! Just making this thread because I am an English graduate who has recently obtained a CELTA qualification, which means I am now fully trained to become an English teacher to non native speakers. I am currently applying for numerous teaching positions in a variety of different countries as I want to travel anywhere and everywhere! I have an interview with an organisation that is based both in the Hunan province and in the Fujian province in China and wanted to ask travellers who have been to these parts to give me their opinions, whether they have taught here before and if they could share their pros and cons that would be fantastic! Thankyou :)
Hi, I have 11 hours layover in Beijing's Terminal 3, the massive one, and was wondering what kind of adapter I would need (I am from USA) to while away my time on my laptop. I see that China takes many different kinds of plugs, but seeing as Terminal 3 is new-ish, would that mean more or less variations of electricity outlets?
I would love to know where in Beijing I can find this OFC since im going there this summer.. I heard about it from this online article http://shanghaiist.com/2011/09/30/spotted_in_beijing_obama_fried_chic.php?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter and i think its really funny..So if you guys know anything, tell me ;)
Hey, I'm going to Tokyo at the start of May for a couple of months and was hoping to spend some time at a temple or school (probably in Kyoto) to learn traditional music.... Does anyone have any ideas how this might be achieved?! I've looked online but not found anything yet. Otherwise keen to meet people in Tokyo when I arrive (May 2) and maybe travel around a bit if we get on...
Welcome & Getting Started
Our Community Guidelines and Community FAQs will help you get started.
Businesses and commercial interests please note, this is a strictly no advertising community. Our members do not tolerate solicitation or guerilla marketing, and accounts are for individual travellers only.
Email: email@example.com with feedback or questions.
Featured threads on this branch
North-East Asia FAQs
Japan Earthquake and Tsunami updates
Tattoos in Japan?
Lonely Planet China or Lonely Planet Discover China?
Nominate the best threads in this branch by clicking on the heart icon in any thread and we'll feature it here or on our Community Blog.
Join us on Facebook & Twitter
Follow us on Twitter @lonelyplanet for the best in travel tips and inspiration.
If you’re on Twitter, tag your travel related tips with #lp and we’ll share the best of them with our community of followers.
Check out all our reviewed and recommended accommodation and book online.