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High speed trains (bullet train) and overnight train from Hongkong (Shenzhen) to Guilin
About one year ago, a new
high-speed train was launched between Shenzhen and Guilin. As this is a very
easy way to travel from Hong Kong to the popular destination of Guilin and
Yangshuo, it is not surprising that these trains are so popular. In recent week...

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Traveling between Beijing and Datong by Train
Datong is a common stop for
tourists traveling from Beijing on their way to Xi’An. Pingyao is the other
frequent stop. Datong is an old historical city. The main attractions are the
spectacular Hanging Monastery and the Yungang caves. One day is usually
suf...

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Child discounts on China trains
Children traveling on trains in China may
qualify for child discounts and can sometimes travel for free. It should be noted that discounts are not
related to the age of the child but rather to their height. Children under 1.2
meters can travel for free on s...

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Bullet train travel from Hong Kong to Shanghai/Beijing/Xian/Xiamen/Guilin

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Travel from Hong Kong to Shanghai/Beijing/Xiamen/Guilin/Xian by bullet train
For
years, people have been riding the international trains between Hong Kong and
Beijing or Shanghai. However these trains have several disadvantages. They do
not run every day and take forever, nearly 24 hours. Over
the last several years, China has devel...

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Traveling by train between Shanghai and Xi’An
Along with Beijing, Shanghai
and Xi’An represent the top tourist destinations in China. These two cities,
while separated by about 1,400 km, are not linked by daytime bullet (high speed) trains. While there are about 12
trains in each direction, the most po...

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Train Travel Madness - Chinese New year - Chunyun
The Chinese new year, also referred to as the Spring Festival travel season or the Chunyun , is a period of travel in China with extremely high traffic load. The period usually begins 15 days before the Lunar New Year's Day and lasts for around 40 days. Thi...

The 2014 official Chinese holidays schedule is out. Anyone planning a trip to China next year needs to check these dates.
Everybody absolutely needs to avoid traveling during the 2 major holidays:
- Chinese New Year (January 31st to February 6th) and 
- the National Holiday (from October 1st to 7th).
Then there are several long weekends where crowds are not as bad but transportation is hard to come by. These are 
- Tomb Sweeping from April 5th to 7th
- Labour Day from May 1st to 3rd
- Dragon Boat Festival from May 31st to June 2nd
- Mid-Autumn Festival from September 6th to 8th
Plan accordingly!!!
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