entering china via vietnam need some help with itinerary to beijing
Replies: 8 - Last Post: Oct 3, 2012 1:40 PM Last Post By: SoloHobo
Oct 2, 2012 10:15 PM
entering china via vietnam need some help with itinerary to beijinghi guys me and my friend have bin planning a trip around south east asia and wanted to finish it off with a month in china the only issue is the Visa requirements which force us to show our accomodations. to do that i kind of need to know where to go and not knowing much about kind of puts me in a confused situation. We were planning to enter china on the 1st of march via train from Long son (vietnam) does anyone know of a nice itinerary for a month of travelling which leads to Beijing? thanks a lot
Oct 3, 2012 4:15 AM
Oct 3, 2012 5:17 AM
2well coastal towns would be great, generally rural countryside areas, no i dont really intend to go to HK or Macau id just like to see chinas beauty/ nature rather than its highly constructed side. id like to do some hiking and maybe some bicicle tours if possible otherwise im fine with the public transport. thank you
Oct 3, 2012 5:19 AM
Oct 3, 2012 5:23 AM
Oct 3, 2012 6:25 AM
5Book for free using something like booking.com, or Chinese based ones such as elong.net or ctrip.com
For the trip proper, I'd spend most time in Yunnan and Sichuan. I'm not quite sure where you mean you will be entering China, but if you did the Lao Cai / Hekou crossing, you could then head up to Kunming, then Dali (bicycles if you wish), Lijiang, Tiger leaping Gorge, then Lugu Lake and cross into Sichuan, and EmeiShan, Leshan and Chengdu. Then either west into mountains and some Tibet style culture, or maybe smaller places such as Langzhong, or the natural beauty of Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong. Then continue up to Xi'an, then Pingyao, maybe Datong and finally Beijing.
Oct 3, 2012 7:13 AM
6if you're taking the train via long san you'll be headed to nanning.
loads of neat stuff in guangxi province.
you also have hainan province. easy to reach from nanning. hainan island
will give you coastal towns and plenty of rural countryside. according to
their website, you can rent touring bikes from banana hostel in haikou.
Oct 3, 2012 10:54 AM
Oct 3, 2012 1:40 PM
8If you cant get the Chinese Visa in your home country, which is best and seriously recommended these days, you have to take your chances in Bangkok, or possible Hanoi, though traditionally Hanoi Chinese Embassy was not accepting foreigners for Visa, you had to go to Saigon or use a Visa service, recent reports before the AUG 1 stiffening of the Visa requirements it was ok in Hanoi for a Visa.
Not sure about Vientaine Laos or Phnom Phen Cambodia embassies...
Also, you really should see Sapa Vietnam, via night train from Hanoi to Lao Cai border w/China. 2-3 nights in Sapa is nice. Lot of ethnic minorities there too, and lots of nature/hiking.
Once to Shanghai you can get fast train to Beijing.
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