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1. Posted by c_salazar (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

c_salazar has indicated that this thread is about China

Hi:

I DON'T SPEAK CHINESE!!!!

I'll go to China in October, 2006. I heard about some students who can be my tourist guides or some one else who can show me Hong Kong, Beijing & Shangai.

Do you know something about it? PLEASE HELP ME!!!

And another little thing...;)
Can you tell me what places to visit? (3 days in HK, 2 Days in Beijing and 2 days in Shangai) and off course some places to shopping

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH

Carlos A.

2. Posted by jza80 (Full Member 54 posts) 10y

2 Days in Beijing is too short. You might want to cut short HK as a stopover unless you're into women's clothing and cosmetics.

HK is a heaven for women who likes to shop.

I'd be shocked if you can cover more than 3 major sites in Beijing in 2 days. The Forbidden City and Summer Palace would kill off your entire day. The Great Wall would make another day trip. You're left with very limited time to see anything else there.

As for Shanghai, I guess 2 days is enough.

It depends on what you want to see and do.

In Shanghai, just head to Nanjing East Road and Huai Hai Road for shopping.

For HK, head to Central/Cuaseway Bay/Mong Kok/Tsim Sha Tsui, it depends on what you want to buy.

3. Posted by Purdy (Travel Guru 3546 posts) 10y

We spent 7 days in Beijing recently and there was lots to do everyday. The silk market (which is on a metro stop) is good for shopping along with the malls on Wafujung Street (apologies if that is spelt wrongly), a full afternoon at Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, a day at Summer Palace, a day trip to the Great Wall and some stop off at the Ming Tombs and a day spent wandering around the shops. You can also walk through T'ianamen Square at sunset to see the troops march to lower the flag.

We spoke no Chinese, but this was not an issue most spoke English to a reasonable leave and a guide book with some key words works fine.

I havent visited Shanghai or Hong Kong so l cant comment on those unfortunately!

On the guides/students, many will approach you at major tourist sites and are very nice and friendly but just be cautious as l have read horror stories of tourists being ripped off - taken to a Tea House and then charged extorionate price for taking part in the Tea Ceremony or similar. Just exercise caution l dont want to put you off!

Enjoy

Heather

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1596 posts) 10y

Quoting c_salazar

Hi:

I DON'T SPEAK CHINESE!!!!

I'll go to China in October, 2006. I heard about some students who can be my tourist guides or some one else who can show me Hong Kong, Beijing & Shangai.

Do you know something about it? PLEASE HELP ME!!!

And another little thing...;)
Can you tell me what places to visit? (3 days in HK, 2 Days in Beijing and 2 days in Shangai) and off course some places to shopping

THANK YOU VERY, VERY MUCH

Carlos A.

Most hotels have a tour desk or the concierge can fix you up with tours that include a guide that speaks your language. Some tours in mainland China can be arranged while you are in Hong Kong. There is lots of advertising for tours and trips taking place on the mainland.

5. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 10y

I'm studying in Shanghai and might be free to show you around, but when will you be here?

6. Posted by c_salazar (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

Tnak you very much to everyone who post. I found interesant web sites about Asia. And your words are really useful to my trip. JZA80 we change our trip 'coz you said 2 days are too short, we will stay 4 days. PURDY we will take 4 days exactly as you said, thanks. KARAZYAL many friends told me that if you use the hotel or travel agencies to arrange your trip is too expensive, not?.
and ELLYSE... Thank you very much!!! we will in Beijing in October 14, 15, 16 & 17 do you have enough time? I apreciate your help to show me around!!!
Thank you everybody!!!
And... Asia... I'll be there!!!

7. Posted by novos (Budding Member 21 posts) 10y

hola aimgo.

for more detail shopping in hk.
causeway bay > time square (big mall), sogo area side.
mong kok cheap things > woman's street, temple street.
mong kok big mall > langham place
tsim sha tsui > harbor city area side, park lane

take the subway, you will have no trouble to get around those places.
if you are going to buy big famous brands, to Tsim Sha Tsui or Central.

good places to visit:
tsim sha tsui pier (to view victoria harbor)
the peak

place to hang out at night:
lan kai fung, central.

8. Posted by c_salazar (Budding Member 9 posts) 10y

WOW!!!

NOVOS, Thank you AMIGO!!!, i'm writing the places that you said to visit. I'll be in hongkong more than any other city in Asia, and your tips are really, really useful.
I'll make a BIG list with all your tips at the end of this forum, near from my daparture, as a useful tips list to every one, and i promise to post after my trip to tell everybody about it.
Thank's again and tell me more.. PLEASE!!
Bye.
Carlos A.

9. Posted by ellyse (Full Member 195 posts) 10y

That's a weekend that you'll be in Beijing. I'm free, but maybe you neglected to note that I'm studying in Shanghai, not Beijing? I could manage to go to Beijing and show you around, but I don't think you were planning to pay for my train tickets, were you? :(

10. Posted by greensquar (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

hola, Carlos,

Talking about HK, it is a very western style city. You don't need to worry about the language - almost every HKness can speak good English. And HK is not a very big city, you are easy to get around with the convenient traffic. Below government website can help you to know more about tourism in HK:

http://www.discoverhongkong.com/eng/mustknow/dhky/flash/main.jhtml

Refer to BJ & SH, both are very modern cities in China. You will be easily adapted to them. Maybe language will be a barrier for you to know these cities better, but simple communication is no problem, especially communicate with youth... Take a LP guide book with you. Helpful! No matter for travel info or language...

It is said that if you want to see 1000 years history of China, visit BJ; if you want to see 100 years history of China, go to SH! It is true;) So, don't let language issue botter you. Taste your trip with your heart:) It is sure to be rewarding!

Chao and happy travelling!

[ Edit: Edited at Aug 17, 2006 7:40 AM by greensquar ]