China During the Olympics

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1. Posted by RFritz (Inactive 38 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey Everyone,
I am thinking of going to China in 2008 at the time of when the Olympics will be on. I'm not going for the olympics this is just when I would have the hance to go so I am wondering if anyone thinks this is a good idea? I understand it will be very busy in Beijing including getting there but would you think everywhere else the prices will go up and it will be busy. I wou; dlike to spend a few days in Beijing but would spend most of my time in more rural areas as well as along the silk road.

Im just having doubts now I think prices will rise and it will be busy and difficult to get around and was just wondering what people thought.
Thank you

2. Posted by runfrank (Budding Member 10 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hi all;

I think you are right when you conclued prices will rise.
It's logical, if i were businessman i'd do the same.
Except flights will be full and / or expensive i also guess
these kind of events are attracted by people "who want to make money" in a differnt way, i mean think about criminal activites..for example pickpockets..
But can expect them everywhere..

According to me you already made up your decision.

Hope you will have a good trip coming up/ maybe earlier go to China a suggestion??

Best grtz,


3. Posted by Philuk (Budding Member 20 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Yea u are right the prices will go up, I'm in Beijing at the moment and the hostel that I am in has upped its prices by 400% going fron Y50 to 200Y per night in a 6 bed down, so I am guessing this will happen everywhere!


4. Posted by gochina (Budding Member 13 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Beijing will do a crowded city during the Olympics. Acutally many chinese outside of Beijing have a plan to join the carnival. But if your aim don't point to BJ, I think you may have chance to go around China at a suprising low cost, especially for the rural area. Why don't go Shanghai or Zhejiang, or Anhui to see the charming towns/villages with hundrends of years.