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Old 13th March 2010, 11:01   #1
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Default Beijing, Shanghai, Hongkong and Macau

After completion of successful trip to kl and singapore,
our group is planning to visit world expo in Shanghai.

This time, the group will be bigger and we are expecting anything between 25 to 50 travelers.

The budget is limited to rs 50 k for this 10-14 days trip in July/August/Sept 2010.

The group has suggested me to put a plan accordingly.
This time, i will not be alone and will take external agency help.

The major cost i.e. airfare for Mumbai-Beijing, Shanghai-Hongkong-Macau will be limited to rs 15k.
Presently, the airline websites are showing lot of money required on these sectors but....
....i am 100% sure that we will get special promotional rates for our group with the help of influence.

Basic questions---

1] What to see in these four cities?
2] Where to stay and dine in these cities?
3] What should be the mode of transport between Beijing and Shanghai? It should be cost and time effective.
4] what should be mode of transport between Hongkong and Macau to and fro?
5] How much time we should spend on those locations? we have kept aside 4-5 days for world expo at Shanghai.
6] Suggest anything related to this itinerary which you feel necessary and helpful.

I have to put the plan within next 7 days.
We need to go to our influence with firm plan so that he will help us to the point.

Bhpians are the friends to whom i trust for first hand info.

Looking forward .

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Great plan

Macau : More like a Goa, ex portugese colony, Las Vegas of East
Ferry from Hongkong.

Hongkong: Trading Capital of the world, Harbor & airport both are the worlds most efficient and most busy. Shopping, underground metro etc are worth seeing.

Shenzhen : Travel from Hongkong to Shenzen by Train is worth an experience, one needs to go through 2 immigrations, 2 customs, from HK airport to hongkong hotel, one can travel in just 1 hour. Visit to Dongguan province and experience the "true Shenzhen experience" Electronic gray market is a must see

Shanghai : Chinese version of Mumbai, Commercial capital of China
There is river, Bund area, TV tower, there is a revolving resturant on some 75th or 78th floor, wonderful experience, expensive.

Beijing: Chinese capital, government HQ, Great wall, town planning, circular inner roads, olymic stadium

I suggest that you add Guilin to the list, it has some of the most fabulous caves in the world. the Guilin perls and paintings are world famous. There is an half day river cruise which should not be missed.

Hospitality in China is very good, Chinese Hotel rooms are very cheap, only thing is they do not serve Indian vegetarian food.

In all big cities one can find several indian punjabi resturants

100 USD (or 4600 RS) = ~ 620 RMB
HK $ are some times accepted in Shenzhen, but RMB is not accpeted in HK shops.

Dragon air offers direct flights to Hongkong, tentaive plan is
There is also a direct flight from Delhi to Beijing, few times a week.
Air china and China Eastern airlines are the ones to be looked into for within china flights. Flight journey in China is cheap as most planes are very big and has large capacity.

you can also fly to Hongkong either from Mumbai, Delhi or Bangalore
HK macau is by ferry

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Shanghai

Take taxi's official ones - ensure you have your desitnation written down and a map. Try and get a known hotel in the downtown area. Taxi stand has people available to guide you.

PLaces to see

Maglev ride - worth it, if you stay on pudong side of river. Else try and fit in on your way out

First visit the Oriental Pearl Tower and visit the museum on the basement documenting Shanghai;s histroy
Take the cheesy under river rise to th Bund, walk on Nanjing Road - plenty of people will hustle you though
Jade buddha temple and Yuyann garden(puxi side)
Shanghai museum if you have time
Xingtianxi (something like that)- high class rendering of a shanghai

more here
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Beijing Travel, Beijing Attractions,China Beijing Tourist Attraction, Sightseeing Tour

Attractions of beijing are available in the link above
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@starvegabond and ajmat,

thanks for the input and the links.

looking forward for more info from both of you.

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Guilin Attractions, Guilin Tourist Sights. Attractions list in Guilin

Guilin attractions are listed in the link above

My suggetion is you must include Guilin in your iternary
it would need minimum 2-3 days to see entire guilin
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After completion of successful trip to kl and singapore,
our group is planning to visit world expo in Shanghai.

This time, the group will be bigger and we are expecting anything between 25 to 50 travelers.

The budget is limited to rs 50 k for this 10-14 days trip in July/August/Sept 2010.

The group has suggested me to put a plan accordingly.
This time, i will not be alone and will take external agency help.

The major cost i.e. airfare for Mumbai-Beijing, Shanghai-Hongkong-Macau will be limited to rs 15k.
Presently, the airline websites are showing lot of money required on these sectors but....
....i am 100% sure that we will get special promotional rates for our group with the help of influence.

Basic questions---

1] What to see in these four cities?
2] Where to stay and dine in these cities?
3] What should be the mode of transport between Beijing and Shanghai? It should be cost and time effective.
4] what should be mode of transport between Hongkong and Macau to and fro?
5] How much time we should spend on those locations? we have kept aside 4-5 days for world expo at Shanghai.
6] Suggest anything related to this itinerary which you feel necessary and helpful.

I have to put the plan within next 7 days.
We need to go to our influence with firm plan so that he will help us to the point.

Bhpians are the friends to whom i trust for first hand info.

Looking forward .
hi
for hongkong and china shenzen i can provide u information what u needed
for shangai i donot have any idea but i think from india cheapest fare should to hongkong
but u needed to check
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for hongkong and china shenzen i can provide u information what u needed
for shangai i donot have any idea but i think from india cheapest fare should to hongkong
Thanks Narry,

Basically we are more interested in Shanghai.
Currently, all plans about this trip are on hold.
I will get back to you when the trip plan moves ahead.

Thanks in adv.
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I just did a trip to HK in April 2010. If your plans are back on contact me and I should be able to help you with HK. Can also provide pics and hopefully that will help you decide.
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hello safedrive,i will be in HK from 17 th sep to 19 th sep.on 17th i would be busy in jewellery exhibition,thereafter light show and dinner.i will be left with two full days.please advice which places are worth visit.i have shortlisted lantau island,repulse bay,madam tussauds.i would stick to public transportation.please advice.
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Currently, all plans about this trip are on hold.
I will get back to you when the trip plan moves ahead.
The plan is again on anvil.
Now its Hongkong ,Guangzhou, Bangkok and colombo.

1]Is VOA for Indians still valid at Hongkong and Bangkok?
2] Is train service ok to travel from HK to Gaungzhou to and fro?
3] Can Indians get chinese visa if he is traveling to mainland from HK by train and returning to Hk toward onward journey?
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1) Yes
2) Bus/ferry is a better option. Available from HK airport
3) Yes. Better to get the visa issued from india itself.
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2) Bus/ferry is a better option. Available from HK airport
3) Yes. Better to get the visa issued from india itself.
@bhp,
thanks for reply.

1] If bus is available from airport, then it will be best for us.
2] Yeah, we will get visa issued from India itself. My concern was, while applying for visa, we have to submit return air ticket which in our case will not be valid as we may go and come back from Hongkong by bus/train etc.


I will post more queries as arises.
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Ashish,

what exhibitions are you attending and the dates, can you please share. I am also looking to visit some expos in china.
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what exhibitions are you attending and the dates, can you please share. I am also looking to visit some expos in china.
Right now, i am not sure about exhibition and date.
As anything finalize, i will surely PM you.

I am not going alone, this is going to be Rajababu's trip.

Rajababues at Pattaya...aha....
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