Our current route is approximately Xining -- Huatugou -- Charklik (Ruoqiang) -- Hotan -- Karghilik (Yecheng) -- Yarkand (Shache) -- Kashgar -- Karakul -- Tashkurgan -- Kashgar -- Kuqa -- Yining (Sayram Lake) -- Bu'erjin -- Hanas Lake -- Tian Chi -- Urumqi -- Turpan -- Dunhuang -- Lanzhou. We're travelling in the month of July.
Does anyone have any personal recommendations for accommodation in any of these destinations? We could spend up to 200 RMB/night for a twin with ensuite, but of course trying to keep it way below that for most of the time. A standard of 100 RMB/night should be quite sufficient. To clarify, I have Lonely Planet 2005, Lonely Planet 2007 as well as Rough Guide 2005, and have looked through them. Guidebooks don't really have ALL the information, so personal recommendations would be very much appreciated. We already have a place to stay in Xining.
If you have the address and phone number that'd be enough, no particular need for email addresses! Thanks in advance. :)
Trying to decide whether to include Dunhuang in China itinerary mid-April. I’ve read several reports by tourists of churlish treatment, individual travellers forced to wait until a group forms up, limited access to the caves, poor viewing conditions, etc. Has anyone been lately who could advise? I’m wondering, too, about the merits of other caves nearby, e.g. Yulin, Western Thousand Buddhas, etc.,. Maybe conditions are better there?
We group of 10 persons want to visit Gansu Sheng and adjoining areas in coming summer. We are fond of traveling. There are long, big and shining yellowish green area down small villages called Minle,Shunhua and Dunle on Google earth planet(38.06 -38.16 N & 101.01-101.14 E Elev 9000-9153 ft). It seems near Qilian mountains. It is at the border of Gansu Sheng & Qinghai Sheng provinces. This seems like rice, barley or mustard plantations, but could it be so large?. It looks lush shining green, evenly uniform well planned plantations. Could you please give us information on this ; what is this place, how big is it, its name and how to reach there.
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Hi VT friends,
Could anyone please let me know names of small villages on the border of Provinve of Gansu Sheng and Qinghai. I know a couple of them like Matisi, Dunle, Zhangmanzhai. Infact I plan to visit these in coming summer.
Anyone could recommend me some cheap places to stay in Tianshui,Xiahe and Near the Monastery and what are the best places to go there???pls
Hiya,anyone could tell me how much it cost to travel from tianshui to xiahe by bus and how many hours does it takes???
We want to go from Lanzhou to Jiayuguan and after to Dunhuang. Some people said the road rom JIyuguan to Dunhuang is under construction and it's better to go back to Lanzhou by train and after take a plane to Dunhuang. Has anybody done this trip?
Anybody staying in or planning a stay in Gansu (China) area in September? Oystein from Oslo look for to get in touch. Kind regards, Oystein
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