Taste of food is high in Dalian into. Settle in the interior of a retro atmosphere.Cook Chinese experience in Ireland.People in a friendly clerk at home also. I recommend that pasta and tiramisu.Italian friend had been very praised. Can eat pasta and delicious in Dalian is inspiring.more
As a business traveller I was impressed with many aspects of this hotel. The staff were excellent...more
Not advisable in winter when it gets dark very quickly. The route curls uphill for quite a distance so unless you get to an early start, you may find yourself stranded in the middle of nowhere in the dark cold night.Notwithstanding, it is a beautiful walk where you can enjoy the sea breeze and beautiful scenery. Excellent for a romantic day out.more
Fuling tomb, where buried the first emperor of Qing dynasty, Nurhachi, is an good example of Chinese traditional architecture. Here, you can find many buildings and parts with different functions, such as pailou (gateway), brick steps, castle, hall, pavillian, drainage system...Children will like to join the tour because some small animals, such as...more
A new hotel with very good rate: CNY 500 inclusive of tax, internet and breakfast. A typical...more
Teacher Chen is a researcher of manchurian emperor's tombs. In holiday, he like to lead some chinldren and their parents to visit Zhaoling Tomb where buried the 2nd emperor of Qing dynasty, Huangtaiji. Chen listed 6 features of the tomb and told the visitors many interesting stories. For example, their are two dragons chained on the stone gate,...more
If you venture outside of Dandong to the Tiger Hill section of the Great Wall and to the "One Step" section of the river, you may notice that there are a few small boats tied off.You may barter with the drivers down to ~20RMB depending on the size of your group or your negotiation skills. The waters are neutral between China and North Korea, but...more
No.158 Binjiang Middle Road, Zhenxing District, Dandong, Liaoning, 118002, China
Good for: Solo
In my tours of North Korea, China and more specifically Dandong, it was expressed by several Chinese people that the Chinese sided with North Korea in the Korean War because they were Communist brothers and they were geographical neighbors. However, all the people I spoke to stated that even though they fought with the North, Chinese opinion and...more
just one day trip from shenyang to da shi hu. it have beautiful mountains and valleys with cool water and nice bridges. it is the best place for hiking and camping, also delicious bbq. and because not most people know about it, you will be one of few lucky visitors to enjoy a quiet scenary.more
Take a Shenyang -- Benxi minibus (15 RMB) from Shenyang's long-distance bus station.Then take one of the red buses going towards Xiao3 Shi4 (8 RMB) and tell the bus driver you want to get off at "shui3 dong4". There's a petrol station with a red roof at the turn-in to the caves, on your right.If you end up on a bus like mine, the driver will be...more
The ticket office for the caves is near to the main road. As of January 2005, admission costs 85 RMB for the caves alone (student 45 RMB) and 2 RMB for the "insurance". If you don't buy the ticket here, you'll have to walk back about 1 km from the cave entrance later, so be warned!A tour guide costs 80 RMB. Oh well, it was worth it for me -- I got...more
Gao'er Shan is a largish hill north of Fushun centre. On the top is a 9 tiered pagoda supposedly built in the Liao Dynasty. Athough it has obviously been renovated since it still looks reasonably original.On the climb up to the Pagoda there are pavillions and temples and a rather nice wooden "cloister" with lots of calligraphy engraved stone...more
Pretty nice hotel. The staff there was friendly to me. The front desk employess could speak English...more
The most common taxi is the three-wheeler, one in front, and two in back and very crowded for any tall American. I generally tried to avoid them, except maybe during rush hour. Anyway, folks told me avoiding those were OK as they were also a tad tip able! I should use the luxury three-wheelers. OK, the difference between the regular and the luxury,...more
We took a 16 night Asian cruise in Nov/Dec, 2006 on the Sapphire Princess, sailing out of Xingang. We were not completely happy with a prior Princess cruise and so had concerns.
Embarkation: Lines were fairly short and moved swiftly at check in. However, lines were incredibly slow through customs.
Cabin: We had booked a guaranteed inside cabin. Our cabin was very nice, larger than anticipated, as was the bath/shower. It was fairly clean at check in but there were things in drawers that the steward had to remove. Our steward did an ok job but seemed really tired the entire cruise.
Dining: We were assigned 'open seating', fine with us as we were alone. Had we cruised with a group of friends, we would prefer assigned dining. The food, presentation and service in the main dining rooms was always very good to excellent. The Espresso (not free) was fair to terrible. The buffet style food on the Lido deck seemed good at first but soon got most tiring, same dishes repeated day after day. A few days into the cruise people started getting sick with the virus and it only got worse before better. Neither of us did get sick but there was quite an outbreak.
Entertainment: Most of the evening shows were very good but there seemed very little quality daytime entertainment.
Spa/Gym: The gym was nice, fairly good sized. We used the steam and sauna rooms and both enjoyed them but the women's shower/dressing room was really dirty.
Ports: Please see our sections on China, Korea, Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore.
While we loved the itinerary of this cruise and it was the primary factor in our choice, we were most disappointed in Princess's indifferent attitude on several occassions. Service seemed sloppy at times to the point of "I just can't be bothered with you" attitude. we noticed that uniforms worn by the majority of the service people were not only shabby but dirty. We would only choose another Princess cruise if the itinerary was something not offered by other lines, as was the case on this cruise.Related to:
- Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
- Historical Travel
1. The cheapest way is by public bus but there are only one or two early morning departures to Hushan. Ask any hotel concierge in Dandong for current public bus schedule assistance. Be sure to inquire about the exact departure times for the return trip with the bus driver.2. You can participate in a private tour through one of several local Chinese...more
When I got to Yibukua in mid-July, the water level was high, at neck level. The water was very cold and the current moving quite fast(fast enough to sweep you away if you didn't hang on to something). River crossings are dangerous regardless of your swimming ability. Although I managed to make it across(detailed in my travelouge), I don't recommend...more
I got to Hushan from Dandong by buying a ticket at the bus station for 4RMB($0.50). It was a bit unclear where to get off, since I have a terrible time understanding ticket sellers when they announce stops, but when most of the bus got off, I asked if we were at Hushan and indeed we were. I got back to Dandong by hailing a taxi, although you could...more
People visited in Beijing or shanghai might be dissappointed that the city is no more China. But what's china? the development has created huge differences between the east and the west, north and the west. In old fuxin, the old industrial flavor still remains, yet the social development are visible in every corner of the town.more
Fuxin is not offically a turist city in Liaoning Province. However, exotic industrial legacy can be an attraction. Including the trainspotting people love the old fashioned locomotives, and over 50years of coal mining, on the south side of the city, there is a big open pot on the ground which reach a kilometer deep and the size is like the fuxin...more
Wunushan Milan Winery Company Limited. A surprise find near Huanren. A spotlessly clean installation with a guided tour in Chinese (although there are a few signs in English) and of course, the possibility to taste the wine. Ok, so China isn't well known for its wine, generally preferring very sweet 'grape juice' or baijiu... but there are a couple...more
A bag of South Korean provisions including snack chips and chocolate chip cookies as well as American baseball cards featuring Korean players (Chan Ho Park, etc.) to be used as gifts for the North Korean guards Green Chinese army coat; "ba yi dayi" Always bring your own toilet paper when going off the beaten path in China Telephoto and panorama...more
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