Hi my partner and I are based in Nanjing but would like to travel throughout China in July and have extended our Visa to a Travellers visa to do so. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas?
The main places we would like to visit are: Tibet, Inner Mongolia, Guilin and Hong Kong (and if there’s time Xi’an and Macau for 2days each)
We would like to do it on a budget and do not mind backpacking from one place to the next.
We would be very grateful for your help and suggestions on routes, tours, etc.
Nowadays, travel is often the most expensive part of a holiday.
When I was there I thought about going by train but as distances are great and the trains slow, I also looked at flights.
I found a flight about the same price as a train so took that. I never seemed to have any trouble getting flights by just turning up at airports (this was in the Jan-Feb period).
Do visit Xi'an if you can. There are a small set of terracotta warriors there too in a small museum. I found it in the Lonely Planet guide book and the taxi driver had trouble finding it as so very few people vsit it.
If you take a ferry to Macau, you will probably need to book it the nght before as they do fill up.