Conditions have changed so much over the past fifteen years since our visit that I really don't know what the situation is now except to say that most major international airlines now fly there, often nonstop.
One recommendation: Consider the ferry between Macao and Guangzhou. It's a great overnight trip, sort of a 'Slow Boat to China.'
Another option if you're going to Badaling side of Great Wall is by Bus from De Sheng Men. Get into BUS 919 and pay 12 Yuan ($1.80)
On leaving my hotel near the station I caught the wooden bus to the West lake. It was quite unique and although I didn't get a photo of it on the outside but the inside the was just as fascinating.
We took this boatman's boat at the Summer Palace in Beijing. There was a little skiff of ice on Kunming Lake, but it was quite a lovely day.
I'm not sure one would want to travel on one of these, but we saw them carrying huge loads most places we went in China.
I'm not sure you'd actually want to travel around China by bicyle, but it seemed a popular way to get around Beijing.
All over China you find those modern rickshas...
If you are curious about that, well, what can I say, go on and take one...
Don't forget to bargain the price...
You can go around Hangzhou by bus, taxi and bike(if you have).All of these are convernient.But if you don't know the ways bus running,it's better to take a taxi(the price is inexpensive).
trains are so much fun in China - wake up watching the sun rise over the Yellow River, meet the Chinese Navy in the train station...always a new adventure to be had.
Bicycle.......they can be hired everywhere and are a great way to see China. Try it out in a small town before you attempt it in a city the traffic, noise and smog can be overwhelming.
Take the KCR railway from any of the several stops in HK and Kowloon. The last stop is the border building. These are some of the views you get from the KCR on your way.
Trips by train are long and you can easily make friends. I met a group of young boys and girls from a Guandong. It was a nice experience.
Here I saw something new. Motorbike taxis!! But this is locals only. I was told definitly do not take this taxi, you have to speak chinese and know exactly where you want to go.
Having lived in Beijing for a number of years, I had stayed in relatively few hotels in the city -...more
The Hotel is truely a mixture of ancient and modern decore built in a Gothic Style, it once was...more
We enjoyed our stay at the Holiday Inn Shifu. It was right in the middle of a busy shopping precinct...more
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