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12 days in shanghai china

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1. Posted by explorerau (Budding Member, 9 posts) 26 Jun '13 19:36

hello, we will be arriving shanghai on the 15th july 2013 for 12days.any suggestions for itinerary,have time for water towns.is there a bullet train to guilin and back? love culture,art,film,architecture,food,real non starbucks coffee shops, meeting people.non touris:)tic things( whatever that means)

2. Posted by karen78 (Budding Member, 4 posts) 27 Jun '13 02:12

We did a 13-day train trip to Beijing, Xi'an, Shanghai and Guilin last year. There was no bullet train from shanghai to Guilin when we were there. I recommend the other three cities if you have not been there. i remember there are several water towns close to Shanghai and you should be easily to visit them during your stay in Shanghai.

3. Posted by explorerau (Budding Member, 9 posts) 27 Jun '13 04:52

hello,karen 78,thank you for your reply.that seems like a fast trip in 13days.we are going to beijing in september not now.i'm not sure if including guilin this time will be too much that's why i was wondering if the bullet train was operational it would really save time.the water towns hangzhou,suzhou,wuzhen,huangshan all sound wonderful.so we'll see.

4. Posted by wengke (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 27 Jun '13 06:12

There is no bullet train between shanghai and guilin.Time is tight to gilin.The hangzhou,suzhou,wuzhen,huangshan are very nice and every where you will spent 2~3 days.So there is no more time to guilin even if you take a plane.

5. Posted by explorerau (Budding Member, 9 posts) 27 Jun '13 14:59

thank you all.

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7. Posted by explorerau (Budding Member, 9 posts) 8 Jul '13 20:27

thank you everyone for your replies.

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9. Posted by Printemps1984 (Budding Member, 3 posts) 6 Aug '13 03:00

I would suggest to fly to Guilin. It is not much more expensive than the train and it will be a very long train trip from Shanghai there as the connection is no good. Or go to Qingdao, Beijing, Guangzhou etc. which have very good bullet train connections.