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China Opened the World's Deepest High Speed Railway Station under the Great Wall
Published: Jan. 02, 2020

World's deepest and largest high speed railway station, Badaling Great Wall Railway Station opened on December 30 in 2019. The Badaling Great Wall Station is 102m (335ft) below the surface, covering a total area of 49,000 square meters. With its open, travelers now can easily get to the famous Badaling Great Wall 200 meters away from Beijing within 20 - 30 minutes. In addition, China's new train schedule has been implemented on the same day.

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    What to see in China for first time travelers?

    China is a vast land with abundant tourism resources. For first time travelers, the top travel destinations of Beijing, Xian, Guilin, Shanghai and the Yangtze Cruise are recommended. As ancient capitals, both Beijing and Xian boast fantastic cultural and historic relics, such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Terracotta Warriors. Guilin is well known for its superb natural beauty, with Li River flowing through an amazing landscape resembling a scroll-painting. A relaxing cruise on the Yangtze River allows people to immerse themselves in the wonder of the natural surroundings. Shanghai, an international metropolis, best shows the country's pulsating modern development as well as its olden-day charms. In the light of the above, you can combine visits to these cities as you wish to create your China holiday tours.

    For a second time traveler, what are the recommended destinations?

    If you wish to go further on your second trip, you may consider visiting some regions with distinctive features. For panda lovers, Chengdu will satisfy your desire to observe these cute creatures in their natural habitat. In addition, it provides easy access to the magical Jiuzhaigou. Tibet is a good option for those who are interested in learning about Tibetan Buddhism and seeking out the mystery of this unique land. Cities in southwestern region like Kunming, Dali, Lijiang, Shangri-la, Guiyang, Kaili, and Zhaoxing are also popular for their rich ethnic minorities' folklore and customs. If you are curious about the Silk Road culture, you can visit Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi, Kashgar and more cities depending on your trip duration. For those who like mountain sceneries, Zhangjiajie and Mt. Huangshan are indeed visual delights. The above mentioned are only partial lists, our travel consultants are ready here to a private China tour package to meet your needs.

    How many days are needed for a China land tour?

    It mainly depends on the destinations of your trip. For a single city vacation package, three to four days are required. If you want to visit two to three cities, basically one week is needed. A 12-day to two weeks China vacation package usually would cover four to five cities. Once you decide on your destinations, we can help you work out a realistic duration.

    What is the best time to travel to China?

    China is a vast country with wide-ranging climatic conditions, so a decision about the best time to visit should be based on the regions you plan to visit and the kind of weather you enjoy. Generally speaking, late March to May in spring, September and October in autumn are the best months to visit most of the cities. Try to avoid travelling during the National Day Holiday from Oct 1st to Oct 7th as all sightseeing spots are very crowded. For visitors who want to save money and enjoy sightseeing without interference by tourist crowds, you can plan your private China tours in the winter season from December to February.

    How much would a trip to China cost?

    The prices will range widely depending on the destinations, durations and your demands for comfort. Let's take one of the most popular itineraries as an example, 8 days Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. It will cost about USD1400 per person on the basis of a private China land tour for two people with 4-star accommodation and domestic flights in between. If you join in a small group tour with the similar itinerary, the trip usually costs about USD999 per person. For travelers who start your 2020/2021 China tours from USA, Canada, UK, Australia, Germany, Spain, France, etc, international flights are not included. 

    Many travelers also take the high speed trains instead of flights to save the cost and enhance the travel experience, which has been proved to be an awesome choice. No matter how much you want to spend on a trip, as the best China tour company we are always happy to tailor make a private tour itinerary that best fits your needs. In addition, our early bird discount can also help you save more.
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      Posted on November 07, 2019
      Travel China Guide (TCG) organised a 16 night private tour for us to Shanghai-Beijing-Pingyao-Xian-Chengdu-Guilin and Yangshuo in October 2019. They arranged for internal travel by high speed train, booked hotels and various guided activities. We arranged our own flights to/from China and extensions to the tour to Hong Kong and Singapore. TCG were good value for money when compared with other Chinese travel agencies and about 40% less than I was quoted by well known UK travel companies for the same itinerary. I would have no hesitation recommending them.

      Their guides were friendly, helpful and generally knowledgable. Most spoke and understood good English. Some went beyond the agreed itinerary and arranged additional activities for us.

      Our travel consultant was Kelly Wang who was first class. I first contacted Kelly in September 2018 with a fairly detailed itinerary and worked with her by email on six iterations of the itinerary before paying a deposit in mid November 2018 for a tour that started in mid October 2019. She was always responsive, no more so than when I had to call her when we were in China to re-arrange our tour when we had a problem at one of the hotels we'd chosen.

      Highlights of our tour were Beijing (Forbidden City, Tianamen Sq) and the Great Wall, Xian (Terracotta Army) and Chengdu (Panda Research Station). They all exceeded our expectations. If i was planning the trip again I'd skip Pingyao (ancient walled city but touristy) and the River LI Cruise we did from Guilin to Yangshuo and spend more time in Shanghai and Beijing.

      I'd also think carefully about staying in anything less than 4* hotels and be cautious about anything described as 'boutique, character or historic'.

      A few other tips. Do use the high speed rail network to get around. It's world beating. Travel first class as its more comfortable (many of the trains we travelled on were very busy) and the extra cost is small by western standards. Watch out for the battery powered scooters in cities. There everywhere and you don't hear them coming, even on the footpaths! Take some cash but don't be surprised to have use your plastic more than you might think. Electronic payment using mobile phones is very widespread, much more than in Europe, even in markets. I've seen reports of Amex and other western credit cards being linked to WeChat Pay soon which will be a real boon. The TCG website is great source of useful information that I used to supplement my research with guides such s the Lonely Planet Guide.

      Finally, do go and visit China. You won't regret it.
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      Posted on March 16, 2020
      The whole schedule of the 15 days China tour was substantial, full of surprises! The natural scenery in Guilin was absolutely unmissable! We had full explorations of the Li River, Reed Flute Cave and Elephant Trunk Hill... And the Yangtze River Cruise was the most impressive thing of this amazing trip! The mountain landscape of Three Gorges was marvelous and the Dam was also imposing! Our guide was quite knowledgeable, telling us so many facts about the Yangtze River. In brief, it was a fruitful trip to China! ... More
      Posted on February 27, 2020
      Very detailed introductions about the itinerary of our 8-day China tour! The travel consultant was professional and prompt to reply our e-mails efficiently. Very patient and have a good attitude.
      Posted on February 15, 2020
      TCG had a smooth and easy-to-operate booking web page, which saved lots of time! Our China tours were full of fun and we were satisfied with all the guides and drivers!
      Posted on February 11, 2020
      We booked a 11 days China tour from Beijing when we were visiting relatives in Beijing. My little daughter and my old sister had a lot of fun on this short but memorable journey. Special thanks to Sara Zhang (our excellent guide) for taking so much care of my daughter and we all learned more about Chinese culture through her amazing explanations of Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square. The environment of hotels was great and we were provided with spacious and clean rooms. Thank thoughtful Sara, thank all hard-working staff of TCG! ... More
      Posted on February 03, 2020
      The guides were friendly and had excellent English accent. The explanation of the Forbidden City in Beijing was concise but focused. The meals in Lhasa were special and the sheep bone soup was really delicious. Riding a bicycle on the well-preserved City Wall in Xi’an was the best way to explore the ancient city’s history. The Shanghai journey brought our China tour to a successful conclusion! We have a lot of faith in this company through the 11-day visit to Beijing, Xi’an, Lhasa and Shanghai. TCG is a trustworthy travel company!! ... More
      Posted on February 02, 2020
      The 12-day China trip to Beijing, Shanghai, Xi’an, Guilin and Hongkong was worth recommending! We marveled at the winding Mutianyu Great Wall in Beijing, the lifelike warriors with thousand years old in Xi’an; saw picturesque natural scenery in Guilin; trying various and delicious local snacks in Hongkong. When you’re in Xi’an, the Shannxi History Museum cannot be missed, where we appreciated many antiques in various shapes as well as the colorful painted murals.
      Paul Smith
      Posted on January 27, 2020
      A great China tour! The hotel in Shanghai was well located and provided a comfortable rest environment with big & soft beds, a spacious swimming pool, and a busy bar at night. All in all, we really enjoyed the marvelous time on this China trip and many thanks to Travel China Guide for professional journey design & considerate service! We have recommended your company to my friends, looking forward to our next trip!
      Posted on January 21, 2020
      We had a very unforgettable experience on our 10 days Beijing-Xi’an-Chengdu-Shanghai panda trip! All of the tour guides were responsible, enthusiastic, and patient, providing excellent service all the way. The Beijing Roast Duck was the most delicious dish I had ever tasted in Beijing, and the thousands of life-sized pottery soldiers of the Terracotta Army were very spectacular.

      My wish to see the giant pandas in China in person came true on this wonderful China trip. They were adorable when eating bamboo and taking a nap. The people of Chengdu were quite warm and friendly and be sure to try the Chengdu hotpot if you enjoy spicy food! ... More
      Posted on January 18, 2020
      We had the 9 days small group tour. It was very friendly with our old people and better suited our demands and interests. Our guides in different cities took good care of us and kindly took everything into account. They wanted to make us enjoy our trip at large. Evidently, they made it and we were very happy to have an unforgettable experience! Thanks for the great memories!
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