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Which Best city in china will recommend

  • markalan0123

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    i haven't gone in china before i am making plan for tour who will guide me for my tour please....

    #1 Posted: 12/12/2013 - 08:34

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  • caseyprich

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    On another thread you said:

    "Most popular cities in china i really like it

    Guilin (Yangshuo/Longsheng)
    Jiuzhaigou
    Huangshan
    Shangri-la
    "

    #2 Posted: 12/12/2013 - 20:01

  • China_explo-
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    If you only go to one place then it must be Beijing. It is the capital, has a tons of history and all the major tourist attractions. How can you say that you have been to China if you have not been on the Great Wall?

    #3 Posted: 13/12/2013 - 15:06

  • markalan0123

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    You know the media is so fast I just said I do like most popular cities of china this this this I haven't gone before its true but I want to go and visit china I have heard a lot about it.

    #4 Posted: 16/12/2013 - 08:41

  • caseyprich

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    Depending on length of stay your most common trip will be Beijing for a few days, Xi'an for a few days, a flight down to Shanghai for a couple of days, maybe a day trip to Hangzhou. If still time left then head south to explore Huangshan and the World Heritage 'villages' there and then to Guilin/Yangshou for the karst rock formations. Perhaps ending in Hong Kong with a flight out from there.

    #5 Posted: 16/12/2013 - 18:29

  • AliceW

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    Beijing, Xian $ Shanghai are three most visited cities, and best choices for the first time visitors to China, as they show Chinese history, culture and the country's dramatic changes.

    #6 Posted: 17/12/2013 - 01:22

  • jackwilliam-
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    Beijing, Xain n Shanghai, i like these cities...

    #7 Posted: 17/12/2013 - 10:01

  • roxaane

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    You totally need to go to Chengdu.It has a tremendous history and culture, No media interuptions and friendly folks.

    #8 Posted: 17/12/2013 - 23:45

  • alexjorge21-
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    Beijing, Shanghai

    #9 Posted: 27/12/2013 - 01:57

  • Ivylnn

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    If you went to the mainland China, and interested in Chinese culture. I recommend Beijing(capital of China),LuoYang(the old capital of ancient China) and Shenzhen(which is in a high-speed development and next to HongKong).Whether you're interested in landscape I think Tibet will be your best choice, and then is Lugu lake of Liliang city, then is Xiamen (Gulang island) if you come in winter I really think HuangShan is also a nice place.

    #10 Posted: 17/4/2014 - 03:09

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  • caseyprich

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    I think Shanghai would be a much better choice than Shenzhen for a high-speed city that also has some culture.

    #11 Posted: 17/4/2014 - 19:27

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    Lugu Lake . . . great city . . . good spambots there.

    #12 Posted: 5/5/2014 - 10:55

  • freiburger

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    If Xian is the best city, poor China!

    But seriously, Xian is only popular, because of the Terracotta Army. If they hadn't discover it, noone would care much about Xian.

    The city walls are nice, but as a matter of fact, after all the restauration done, you don't know anymore what is new and what is old. Could be in Disneyworld also. Lots of newly build structures were added accoding to historic documents, but they remain new structures. So after all, it lost its charm.

    Wild Good pagoda is def a highlight among all other sites, but because it is less crowded than any other place. maybe because it is a little hard to get there. Def worth the walk!

    Talking about getting around. Never seen a city where it is so hard to get a Taxi. So you always have to plan your way for and your way back, else it will be a bad surprise. If you go by subway, it is really easy, but besides it is kind of hard.

    Beijing is really a gem, but way too many tourists. All sights were packed with tourists. I did not see anything inside forbidden city for example because there was no chance to get even close to the buildings.

    The best time I had was in Tianjin. Craftwork on the street far away from tourist tracks, like ancient popcorn making and so on. Of course Tianjin has the same problem with restauration of historic sites as every other city in China. Restauration in my opinion should preserve the historic facts and should not look like new. In most cities, everything old is painted new. But still you can get a touch of the real China while walking through the streets of Tianjin. It is easy to get there by train and really easy to get along with subway or Taxi. No hassle at all.

    I felt really stressed in both Beijing and Xian, but kind of relaxed in Tianjin. Of course it is not a sceninc town, but it really has some nice areas and lots of things to do.

    #13 Posted: 10/7/2014 - 05:27

  • chinarocks

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    I loved X'ian aside from the Terracotta Army (which is not in the city anyway). As the terminus of the Old Silk Road you can feel all the cultures coming together and it produces a really cool vibe, I thought anyway. Food is tasty and dirt cheap. People are friendly and it is a nice place to walk around.

    #14 Posted: 10/7/2014 - 06:54

  • freiburger

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    This is how different impressions can be :-)

    I found nothing like silk road vibe, just poor workers sitting at the trainstation waiting or begging.

    Def food is tasty, but it is in other cities too. Dirt cheap, well, don't know where you ate, but in the city center nothing is cheap. Not even the night market is cheap. If you are hungry, you make a big bill. But there are alot of medium priced little restaurants in the city center. Always keep in mind that China has a big problem with food quality, so, you get what you pay for.

    Nice walking around, yes, for sure. And there a few nice hikes out of town, but as is Beijing. If people are overly friendly, well, I don't wanna comment on that. Felt for me like in any other chinese town.

    It is no bad, ugly, boring or whatever town at all, but imho not really one of the tops. I think if I had to choose between Xian and Chengdu, I would opt for Chengdu.

    #15 Posted: 10/7/2014 - 07:48

  • chinarocks

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    That's all fair enough, it's about experiences really.

    I had 4 nights in X'ian and happened to enjoy it, but that was due to a lot of other factors, which if not present might have meant I hated the place. For example, we were staying in a really swanky hostel for $3 a night, the weather was great and we were socialising with some cool people (Westerners that is).

    Chengdu is also great - food is even nicer there.

    #16 Posted: 10/7/2014 - 08:14

  • davidally

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    Beijing and Shanghai are the best place to visit.

    #17 Posted: 5/8/2014 - 02:42

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