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How to Get to Philippine Embassy in Beijing

nelly ( Philippines ) October 23,2014

What subway station is near Philippine Embassy in Beijing? and from the nearest subway, is it a walking distance or should we take bus or cab? thank you.

Vicky Lu( TCT Sales Representative ) October 23,2014

Vicky Lu
Dear Nelly,

Thanks for contacting Top China Travel!

Address of Philippine Embassy in Beijing  is No. 4, Dong Zhi Men Wai Da Jie, Chaoyang District. And the contact number is 010-65325486.

The nearest subway station nearby is Agricultural Exhibition Center Station (农业展览馆站 in Chinese), then get out from D2 Exit. And you should take Subway Line 10. After you get out of the station, you can just walk to the Philippine Embassy in Beijing.

Or the Chinese address is 北京市朝阳区东直门外大街4号, you can tell the address to the taxi driver and he/she will get you there.

Any further request or question, please feel free to contact with us.

Forbidden City Travel Guide

Christina ( Australia ) October 23,2014

Hi, I am going to have a trip to Forbidden City in Beijing. But I know little about it. Is it far from Beijing downtown? Any tips in seeing the place?

Vicky Lu( TCT Sales Representative ) October 23,2014

Vicky Lu
Dear Christina,

Thanks for contacting Top China Travel

Forbidden City is one of the most visited scenic spot in Beijing, even in China. Every year, it is attracted to this place by its reputation. Before you go visit this place, some useful tips are advised for you to have a good trip to this imperial palace.

How to get
Forbidden City is located in the very central area of Beijing. So the transportation is quite convenient. Subway Line 1 - get off at Tiananmen East Station or Tiananmen West Station, is the most recommended way to get there.

About Tickets
One is suggested to better to buy tickets in the North Side (Gate of Divine Might), which faces the Jingshan Hill Park and rather than in the Meridian Gate Side in the south, because there are less crowds and lines at the ticket booths here. What is more, you can begin your trek here and walk up to the Mao Mausoleum in Tiananmen Square, about 3 kilometers of walking all in all.

Opening hours: 8:30 am to 5:00 pm everyday, except Monday (closed)

Admission Fee is: 60 RMB per person. But this is only for the entrance tickets. Separate admission fee of 10 RMB for entrance to Treasure Gallery is charged and 10 RMB for entrance to Clock and Watch Gallery. Combo Ticket that includes admission to Treasure Gallery and Clock and Watch Gallery is 80 RMB per person. If you are not interested in the above sites inside the Forbidden City, you could pass them.

About sightseeing
It usually takes about 2 hours to see most of the open areas in the Forbidden City. If you are interested, you can go to watch the flag-raising ceremony in the early morning in Tiananmen Square, then go ahead to your trip to Forbidden City. The square is just near to the palace. And the entrance near to Tiananmen Square is the Meridian Gate Side.

you can find maps (which are written in both Chinese and English characters)of the various areas around the large 72 hectare Forbidden City at the various areas around the huge complex like in the Meridian Gate or at the gate of Supreme Harmony and around the Hall of Supreme Harmony, so your would not get lost. Or you can download maps from Google maps on your smart phone beforehand and use your GPS Locator (also works offline) to know where you are located. If necessary, one can also rent a navigating instrument as the guide. Then you follow the route on the navigating instrument. When you get to the pointed site, it will tell the relative knowledge about it. Visitors can learn a lot from it.

Because yellow is the symbol of the royal family, it is the dominant color in the Forbidden City. Roofs are built with yellow glazed tiles; decorations in the palace are painted yellow; even the bricks on the ground are made yellow by a special process.

Any further request or question, please feel free to contact with us.

Budget China Tour Package

Eric waldner ( USA ) October 23,2014

What do you have for around $140.00 for sight seeing. thank you

Vicky Lu( TCT Sales Representative ) October 23,2014

Vicky Lu
Dear Eric waldner,

Thanks for contacting Top China Travel!

May I knwo more about your plan, so that we can make recommendsation for you?

Could you tell me which ciity you are interested in visiting?

How many people will travel togethere?

What kind of hotel would you like to stay in? 3 star or 4 star?

Once I've got your information, I can offer you a tour itinerary including price for your reference.

Any further request or question, please feel free to contact with us.

Shanghai Xian and Beijing Tour without Accommodation

Samantha ( United States ) October 21,2014

My mom is visiting me while I'm staying in China and have already booked hotels in Shanghai-Xian-Beijing. Would it still be possible to book a tour? It'd be very helpful to have a guide show us around and help with transportation.

Cookie( TCT Sales Representative ) October 21,2014

Cookie
Hi Moshe Samantha Kraling,

Greeting from Cookie, Top China Travel

We have got that you want a Shanghai-Xian-Beijing tour without accommodations, that is, you need a travel guide, transfer service and sightseeing, right? We can offer you the tour price based on your requirement.
Could you please let me know
1. When do you plan this tour?
2. Is your mother and you to travel? two people in all, right?
3. How long will you plan to travel in these places?

Feel free to contact with us in any moment by mail if you have any question on China tour service.

Have a nice day!

Best Regards

Cookie

Two People to Travel Xiamen

Sabrina ( Canada ) October 21,2014

We are coming to Xiamen on a cruise ship want to take a tour please help and the rate for two people thanks.

Cookie( TCT Sales Representative ) October 21,2014

Cookie
Dear Sabrina,

Thanks for contacting Top China Travel!

Do you need us to arrange you a tour in Xiamen, right? Then could you give me some more specific information as following:
1. When do you plan to go?
2. How many days do you want to spend in Xiamen?
3. Which kinds of hotel do you prefer? Standard, comfortable or deluxe?

Any further request or question, please feel free to contact with us.

From Beijing Airport to Howard Johnson Paragon Hotel

Jack Brinkman ( New Zealand ) October 21,2014

Hi, I hope you can help me. I have 2 questions,

1) We arrive on 9 November from New Zealand at 22:10 at PEK-Capital International in Beijing, what is the best way to get to the Howard Johnson Paragon hotel at 18a Jian Guo Men Nei Avenue?

2) On 10 November we join a cruise ship from Tianjin and we like to travel by train to this port. Check in is between 14:00 and 17:00 hrs. My question is: Which train station gives us the best connection to TIANJING and how far away is this station from our hotel.


Your help is appreciated.
Thank you, Jacob Brinkman

Cookie( TCT Sales Representative ) October 21,2014

Cookie
Dear Jack,

Thanks for contacting Top China Travel!

I will answer your question one by one:
1. There are nearly 26.7 km from the airport to the hotel. You can choose to take taxi, bus or subway. The most effective way is by taxi but cost higher than other way.
►For taxi, it will takes around 50 mins to the hotel, costs more than 60 Yuan.
►For bus, you can take No.3 airport bus line in the No.2 terminal building, and get off from the International Hotel Stop, then walking to Beijing Station of north exit, then taking No.24 bus and get off from the Beijing Station Stop and walking to 60 meters to the hotel. The whole way needs 1 hour and 30 mins.
►For subway, going to No.3 Terminal Building to take fast track, get off from the Dongzhimen station and transfer to take No.2 subway line to Beijing Station, and then walk to the hotel for 355 meter.

2. This hotel is located in the front of Beijing Station for around 500 meter, after passing a overbridge, you can get to Beijing Station.

Hope the information below is clear.

Any further request or question, please feel free to contact with us.

China Train Luggage Restriction Question

Brad McDonald ( Australia ) October 21,2014

How do we book tickets for the xian to beijing bullet train? Are there restrictions on luggage?

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) October 21,2014

Peggy Jiang

Hi Brad,

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

I'm sorry at present we could not offer high speed train ticket booking service. You can search for another site to book the train ticket after you fill in the booking form in the site.

And for luggage restriction, in the following
weight of hand luggage you carry onto the train is limited to a maximum of 20 KG (44 pounds);
the depth, height and length of the bag, which is: 130cm = 60cm (Length) + 35cm (Width) + 35cm (Height)
Further details can be found on page http://www.topchinatravel.com/customer-center/regulation-of-the-luggage-on-the-train-in-china.htm

Peggy

Liuzhou International Rare Stone Festival in 2014

Salih Caglayan ( Turkey ) October 20,2014

Hi, Is Liuzhou International Rare Stone Festival this year or next year ?

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) October 21,2014

Peggy Jiang

Hi Salih,

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

The Liuzhou International Rare Stone Festival will be held between Nov 1 and 10 in 2014. The time for next year is not finalized because it is a local festival which may be decided by local government.

If you are interested in this festival, you can check about the news from China Daily on this page http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/m/guangxi/liuzhou/2014-10/15/content_18742186.htm

Thanks for your time and glad the above information is helpful for you.

Peggy

12 Days China Tour for 50 Ages Travelers

Mary ( USA ) October 20,2014

planning a trip for next fallWhat month has the best weather sept oct or novWhich trip do you feel we would see the most in 12 days maximum.We are all 50 and are very active.

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) October 20,2014

Peggy Jiang
Hi Mary
 
Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.
 
The following information is left by you on our site:
Planning a trip for next fall. What month has the best weather, Sept, Oct or Nov. Which trip do you feel we would see the most in 12 days maximum. We are all 50 and are very active.
 
It's my pleasure to help you on this tour. For the best time to visit China, Sept and Oct will be the golden time. And middle Sept to middle Oct is the most recommended time, excluded the Oct 1 to 7 (it is the golden holiday week in China and domestic travelers will be full of the attractions every where).
 
1) And for a 12 days China tour, you can check about this one http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-tours/12-days-china-golden-essence-tour/index.htm
It is one of the top 10 China tours that popular with our clients in past 10 years. And it covers the most important destinations for travelers to visit in China.
 2) And also, we have so many 12 days China tour as well.
Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Beijing Be transferred to the hotel
02 Beijing Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven
03 Beijing Mutianyu Great Wall, Olympic Park ( Bird Nest and Water Cube )
04 Beijing - Xian Hutong Tour by rickshaw, Summer Palace, Flight to Xian
05 Xian Terracotta Warriors, Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xian City Wall
06 Xian - Shanghai Shaanxi History Museum, Hanyang Mausoleum, Flight to Shanghai
07 Shanghai Jade Buddha Temple, Yuyuan Garden, Chenghuangmiao, Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Nanjing Road, The Bund
08 Shanghai - Guilin Shanghai Urban Palnning Exhibition Hall, Xintiandi, Flight to Guilin
09 Guilin - Yangshuo Li River Cruise to Yangshuo, Yangshuo West Street
10 Yangshuo - Guilin - Hong Kong Back to Guilin, Reed Flute Cave, Elephant Trunk Hill, Flight to Hong Kong
11 Hong Kong
Victoria Peak, Aberdeen, Jewelry Factory, Half day free
12 Departure Hong Kong Be transferred to the airport

 
And each city is friendly and suitable for 50+ travelers to visit
Beijing - the capital of China
Xian - famous for the Terracotta Warriors
Shanghai - the modern China
Guilin - the most beautiful city in China
Hong Kong - the shopping paradise at the end of this tour
 
 
 
For a tour suitable for 50+ including to see the Chengdu panda base, you can check about this tour: http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-tours/12-days-inland-china-tour/index.htm
For autumn season recommended destinations, you can check about this tour including Jiuzhaigou & Huangshan: http://www.topchinatravel.com/china-tours/10-days-tour-to-yellow-mountain-and-zhangjiajie/index.htm
 
 
3) If you have any travel preference, you can let me know immediately

Peggy
 

Beijing Day Tour to Forbidden City and Airport Transfer

Minnie Waller ( USA ) October 20,2014

Interested in 1/2 day tour for two 11 Nov 2014 to Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City. Also, if possible Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven or some other famous temple with large/famous Buddhas. Would not have to spend much time there, just want to say we have been and buy souvenirs. We would have to be back to the Doubletree hotel in Beijing by 1:30 to make our flight at 5:00pm that same day.Please give idea of cost. Thank you.

Peggy Jiang( TCT Sales Representative ) October 20,2014

Peggy Jiang
Hi Minnie

Greeting from Peggy, Top China Travel.

It's my pleasure to help you on this tour.

For your tour requirement, here is my suggestion: check-out in the morning, and our tour guide and driver will pick up you (your luggage can be put on the vehicle) to visit Tian'anmen Square & Forbidden City. After lunch, you may have a period to do some shopping or not (I'm not sure because it is based on the traffic situation on that day). After that around 2:00 p.m., be transferred to the airport for your 5:00 p.m. flight.

And the above itinerary will be in a price of USD 116 per person
For two persons: USD 116*2= USD 232 in total

Price including:
1. 5-seat vehicle & licenced driver served on above itinerary
2. English speaking guide
3. First enntrance ticket for Forbidden City
4. Airport transfer to Beijing Capital airport
5: Meals (Chinese lunch/dinner) serve at local restaurants as shown in the itinerary.

Price excludes:
1. Sightseeing, service, and any other meals not mentioned in the itinerary
2. Airfare or train tickets
3. Visa fee, passport application or renewal fee.
4. Hotel Accommodation
5. Tips to guides, drivers and porters.
6. Personal expenses such as excess luggage fees, laundry, postage, optional activities, communications and beverages.
7: Payment transferring handling fee. See How to pay on this page http://www.topchinatravel.com/customer-center/how-to-pay.htm

Feel free to contact with us in any moment by mail if you have any question on China tour service.

Have a nice day!
Best Regards
Peggy

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