Jinhua Internaional Hotel
No. 96 Beijing Road, Kunming, Yunnan, 650011, China
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Main Entrance of Green Lake Park
Stone Forest (Shi Lin)
Kunming tour price
Hi, everyone who used to travelled in Kunming before.
I need your help in a little thing, please help to suggest.
I contact 1 tour agency, and the price is 100 USD per person. The price for 2 whole day tour and another half day as follow;
1st day ==> go to Stone forest, Jiuxiang cave
2nd day ==> go to West hill, Yunnan ethic village and Golden temple
3rd half day ==> go to Bamboo temple
This price does not include the accomodation and food, just for private van + tour guide. Can anyone please tell me does the price is reasonable??
I have never been in China before, so i have no idea about the price and how to trvel around there. Please help !!
Thank you in advance
RE: Kunming tour price
100 USD per person for 2 days and half!??food and accomendations excluded!Thats a bit ridiculous.I have been to Kunming and the admissions to those sites are not very expensive.
Anyhow. have fun
RE: RE: Kunming tour price
Yes i agree with what has already been said! I have been to Kunming several times and the city is very easy to get around. The taxis are cheap and efficient as are the local buses and trains. We took a train out to the Stone Forest as they have a train station nearby. It didnt cost very much, no more than 50RMB Im sure. When we arrived at the station, there were some tourist guides who took us to the Stone forest.We just needed to pay them for the ride which was about 5-10RMB per person. You ahve to act like you know what youre talking about or they will try to rip you off! They then left us to do what we wanted which is far better in China than having a guide because half the time, the guide cannot speak english and so youre following someone around all day not understanding anything!
For the other places, again, use public transport, investigate thngs for yourslef, by a guide book before you come..it will make your holiday far more fun and cheaper!!!
You will love Kunming and that area..its one of the prettiest in China.
RE: Kunming tour price
I went to Shilin for half-day tour ( half-day because by the time we reached there, it was after 12 noon )
and to Jiuxiang on the second day in Nov, 2004. They charged us 250RMB which included a tour guide ( who tagged along with you ),transportation, entrance fees, food and cable car ride (jiuxiang)and many stops before we reached our destination.
To shilin alone, it should be around 100 - 120 yuan per pax.
100 USD is consider expensive.
Travel Tips for Kunming
The powerpoints come in all shapes
It's English, it's Australian, it's japanese, it can be anything.
There seems not a chinese standard when it comes to the electric socket. The hotel room I live in has a power point that allows all sockets to be plugged in. Cool eh.
New Years & Alcohol
I have yet to experience a new years in China, and don't know what to expect. But by judging by the amount of alcohol that I see people buying in the local supermarkets ( a whole shopping cart of booze), I think a good time will be had by all.
It seem if you live in the city you go to the countryside for the holiday, and if you live in the countryside you come to the city.
Some useful phone numbers:
CITS Lijiang Branch: 518 2599 / 518 5955.
Lijiang Black & White Water Travel Agency: 518 3078.
Lijiang Blue Sky Travel Agency: 518 0180.
Lijiang Jade Dragon Mountain Travel Agency: 512 7585.
Lijiang Passenger Transport Service Center: (0888) 512 1622.
Lijiang Senlong Travel Agency: 512 1524.
Lijiang South Travel Agency: 512 9995.
Lijiang White Deer Travel Agency: 516 2138.
Lijiang Yunnan Airline Ticket Office: (0888) 516 4720.
Lijiang Yunnan Travel Agency: 518 1133.
Small-pot Rice Noodles
While most people wax lyrical over the Bridge Noodles. I beg to differ. I prefer the little-mentioned Small Pot Noodles since it's not quite as over-the-top as the former. They're simply an abridged and more hygenic version of the Bridge Noodles. Raw rice noodles, minced pork salted vegetables and chilli oil are crammed (rather miraculously) into the tiniest earthern pot and cooked over an open fire. Since the noodles are raw, it sponges up every flavour dutifully and fill your mouth with wonder when eaten. My favourite is the hot/sour version that is served at the Bird and Flower Market. Hygiene is not their top priority over there but heaven doesn't get any closer to an eating these noodles!*
*Since I will be the first person on the Internet to write about the small pot noodles, I have no doubt this little ditty/experience will be copied by other bloggers/travel agents in China who haven't the faintest whiff what the English language is.
Local noodle (real noodle) shop
The whole place is built of pinewood. The owner pays attention to its deco including fresh flowers in a huge vase. Gives a nice feeling.
There are two Mamafu's around, one is called Mamafu, the other Fumama.
Anyway, Mamafu sells western food, while Fumama, just 3 doors away, sell noodle soup. If you have been deprived of real chicken curry for a long time (real meaning: Malaysian), then this is a good surrogate. The "curry" is actually lots of turmeric, no onion or those "tumis" we use back home.
It's a huge serving RMB10.
They also serve other varieties of noodles, namely the typical Kunming "mixian", or "ersi".
The noodle is good, real noodle with "kyi" in it to give it the "qiu" and yellowish colour. I specifically mention this because in Kunming, you get a lot of noodle like our assam laksa noodle (mixian), or our "pan min" noodle (er si), but never proper bihun, misua, or this real yellow noodle.
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