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1. Posted by hjunger (Budding Member 4 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!


I am planning a trip to China. I have been to SE Asia before but this will be my first that I am in China. I have two months and would like to visit the big cities, and go to less inhabited regions, such as in the west which I heard is a Asiatic Wild West.

I am sure I can find out enough about the big cities, but anyone travelled in some of the wild areas and have some advice on where to go, how to get there?

Also, I have been hearing many good things about Shanghai. Is this place a must see?

I was thinking to fly to Shanghai, train to Beijing through other cities, then fly to a region more remote.

2. Posted by sillypeng (Budding Member 6 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

I'm very upset that such few people choose Canton as the beginning place when they travel to China.
We Chinese know that Guangzhou is also a international city like Shanghai and Beijing.The shining point of Guangzhou is the food.All greatest Chinese food gather in Guangzhou.You can taste special food from all around China in Guangzhou.All friends I met from different country said the Cantonese food impressed them most.
You know,when you travel to a country,you're learning its culture.And you taste its culture form the food.

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4. Posted by asprila (Budding Member 12 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hi hjunger:

If you have 2 months to travel to china, you do have enough time to experience the real china and can cover a lot of cities, places.

Shanghai and its surrounding area, beijing and its surrounding area, Xian, chengdu, Tibet, Yunan province, and Guilin, etc.

When will you take this trip to china? Climate is a factor you may need to consider.


5. Posted by jza80 (Full Member 54 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hey there,

I think Shanghai is overrated. It's not a "Must". I agree with one of the posters here about Guangzhou. I've been to Shanghai many times and also Guangzhou. Personally, I like Guangzhou more.

In terms of the West. Yunnan is definitely the place to be. You'll see a lot of farms and rural activities, that's for sure.

Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Zhongdian and Lugu Lake are all beautiful places. Not the typical big city feel that you get in Yunnan.

Lijiang's one of my most favorite destinations in China. The sooner you go to these places, the better. It will become more commercialized in the near future.

6. Posted by sillypeng (Budding Member 6 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Thank you for supporting me,jza80.
I can't agree more with jza80's saying.When you're travelling in Southern China,Yunnan Province and Guilin are the "Must".In these places,you will have a fantastic sightseeing.Mountain,river,virgin forest,you could taste the original nature.Importantly,most minority of China live in Yunan and Guangxi.So in these places,you could experience the ancient Chinese culture.
So,in your two months,do not miss these places.And I would really appreciate it if you have Guangzhou in your plan.I'm welcoming you here Guangzhou.

7. Posted by hjunger (Budding Member 4 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Thanks for your replies. I have two months. Is that enough time: a month in the east and a month in the west?
I'll look into Guangzhou. And Yunan sounds wonderful.
Thanks again.
I might have more questions as I drill down further.

8. Posted by China2006 (Budding Member 32 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hey, Hunger,
Guangzhou and Yuannan are nice places.
have a good luck there.
i am in Guilin now, so if Guilin is one of your destination, i would be like to show you around.

9. Posted by sillypeng (Budding Member 6 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Haha,if you wanna experience China thoroughly,two months is absolutely not enough.There are so many places deserved to be travelled.
But in your two months,you will have travelled lots of well-known city and make lots of friends.And I will be in Guangzhou welcoming you.haha.When you need helps in China,just email me.

My email address: [email protected]

If the next question is not too personal.when will you be in China?