I'm an Australian passport holder, traveling from Melbourne through to Cambodia, onto Vietnam and lastly China. Thinking of flying into Phnom Penh and flying out of Bejing, is this the right travel route to take? Planning on traveling for around 3.5-4 weeks in October. How is the weather during this time? Obviously it will be a pretty crammed itinerary but just wondering what key areas of these countries i should look at and perhaps the amount of time that should be spent?
Any advice would be appreciated.
Oct has the clear and crisp days of autumn in Beijing. and 1st Oct is the national day of China, u can experience the holidays with us, chinese red and golden chrysanthemum...everywhere! but you 'd better be mentally prepared for the busy season in China-- another special scenery:huge crowd of people!! LOL
Haha sounds like a good time in to go - Bejing, HK, Shanghai, Xian, You would recommend?
I don't like big city. big modern city such as HK,Shanghai or Tokyo or Newyork are much the same. but Beijing must be kept in your route. Palace ZiJinCheng is amazing! Do you know the famous Chinese saying:"He who does not reach the Great Wall is not a good man".u can feel 5000 years history in Beijing. and Chinese food!
Terracotta Warriors are really worth seeing. Clinton's first station is Xian when he visited China. The city was the capital of China during the Tang Dynasty.
Then, why not go to western China to find unique plateau scenery and local minorities culture?
I recommend Lijiang, in Yunnan province, lies northwest of Kunming. Although it's a small town, it has convenient traffic and English is well used by many people.
Thanks for the info , I'll check out those places mentioned and try and fit them into the itinerary! Yeah I've heard the Terracotta Warriors are an awesome sight!
If you come to Vietnam, you should visit the sights of Hanoi, an ancient city, the capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is very beautiful, specially in autumn. Here you can explore the history of Vietnam in thousands of years old, enjoy the delicious traditional cuisine and admire the famous historic sites. You can visit the Temple of literature, the first university in Southeast Asia, a cultural symbol of Vietnam's history and explore the ancient culture here ... Or you can enjoy the beauty of romance while watching the sun set in Hoan Kiem lake, a famous landscape in Hanoi ... and many other attractions waiting to be explored...
[ Edit: Edited on 26-Mar-2011, at 23:57 by johnny nguyen ]
Yeah Hanoi is definitely on the list! Thanks for the inside information
OK you ^^ welcome to Hanoi... if you need, I will guide for you for free. I will lead you visit the famous destinations and recommend you eat the traditional food of hanoi. Don't hesitate to contact with me via email when you have decision.