My sister just told me the dates shes flying to China, which is in December of this year. She's going to be getting married there so obviously I want to go, apparently their going to a place called Anqing. I just want to know if anyone knows of any good clean, modern, and cheap accomodation there. Also is there anything I should see, or anything special to do there? Anything else that you guys think I should know would be good as well. I've been wanting to go to China, but I didn't really want to go alone, just because I'd probably get really lost, so this is a perfect opportunity to go.
Anqing is a very common name for a town in China. What province is it in?
Oh sorry I didn't know there was more then one, kind of like the being more then one windsor, in Canada. Anyways though its in the anhui province I believe, I'll check with my sister later on to see for sure.
[ Edit: Edited on Apr 1, 2008, at 4:06 AM by jp_schnare ]
Anqing was historical capital of Anhui around 60 years ago and sits on the bank of Yangtsi river. China is a modern country now, there are plenty of good hotels depends how much you would like to pay for. It is also very safe to visit China these days although there is a bit problem if you don't know Chinese. Let me know if you need help.
I'm looking for pretty much the best, cheapest hostel available, well it has to be half decent though. I might stay in a hotel as well, I don't really want to spend more then $100 a night on accommodation. I just want to know if theres anything special to see there that I shouldn't miss.
I have another question for people who are from Canada that have went to China. I found this on the Chinese Embassy in Ottawa's website, "Please take note that the Chinese Embassy in Canada does not accept any straightforward application sent by mail or courier. Those who wish to apply for Chinese visa or document authentication by mail or courier need to send the applications to their clients or travel agencies in Ottawa, such as "Golden Mile 2000 Travel Consultant", who will submit the applications to the Embassy for processing on behalf of the applicants.", this just doesn't make too much sense, what if your travel agency or site you booked with isn't located in Ottawa. If I book with Air Canada, which I'm sure I am, does that mean I have to contact them, and tell them I'm sending them an application, for them to pass on to the embassy, because thats seems kind of stupid. Its almost as bad as trying to get a visa for Russia.
Here are some options for you from the following links. They are around 1/3 of you would like to spend. You can book on-line using their website.
As for the visa application, I really can't comment much as that is kind of diplomatic equal issue. I gather that Canada Embassy in China has the similar policy. I don’t live in Canada and don’t know the situation there. Here in the UK, individuals can go to London Chinese Embassy to get visa or via travel agency by paying extra 10GBP or so.
Have nice trip to China.
[ Edit: Sorry, no promos please... ]
The visa issue with china is not that big of a problem, nothing compared to russia. When you apply for the visa you have to do it in person or have a travel agency do it in person for you. If there is a consulate in your city there should be no problem with getting a visa. Also since your a Canadian the visa will be much cheaper for you then compared with Americans (like me). Just to rememebr to get your visa under 90 days before you go to China. This is because the visa will expire 90 days after it is issued even if it hasn't been used. Have a great trip.
Just wanted to say thansk to everyone who replied. I've figure out the the whole Visa thing.