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  • Yahowho
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    • November 03, 2010, 10:51:07 am
    • Busan
China Vacation in Late Jan/Early Feb
« on: January 15, 2011, 10:44:29 am »
Hey guys,

I know it will be pretty busy with the Chinese New Year but I was looking for recommendations of places to visit in China for a 1 week holiday. It will be from Jan 29th-Feb 5th or 6th.

I would prefer somewhere warm (already looking into Hainan Island) but I am open to any suggestions. Ideally I am looking for any of; weather (with/without a beach), culture, sightseeing, entertainment...

What will I be looking at paying for flights? Which airport to fly into? Must-do activities?

Thanks for the help!
Sheep, like all wool-bearing animals, instinctively travel north, where it's colder, and they won't be so stuffy.

  • jehall
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    • April 08, 2010, 01:20:16 pm
    • Uijeongbu, South Korea
Re: China Vacation in Late Jan/Early Feb
« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2011, 01:14:21 pm »
Well other than not being warm Beijing has tons to do and see. (Great wall, forbidden city, temple of heaven, acrobatic shows, beijing duck restaurants, hutong tours, amazing architecture). I was there 2 weeks ago and it was -5 degrees, which is the perfect winter temperature for me (I prefer -5 to +25). Beijing or Xian are the culture capitals of China. I did a tour package through Xanadu for 3 nights including all food, hotel and flights and it was 700 000. I've only done Beijing and that was because for me, going to the great wall was a must-do before I die and it lived up to the hype for me. Xian is supposed to be really great too. But if weather is that important thanI guess you're better off somewhere else. 

 The flights I've looked into for Hong Kong and Philippines have been jacked up so high because of the holiday so Beijing would be the same I'm guessing. Good luck.

  • nancy
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    • August 28, 2009, 04:37:54 pm
    • Hwasan
Re: China Vacation in Late Jan/Early Feb
« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2011, 07:07:06 pm »
If you haven't been to Hong Kong you should consider it. No visa is required and there is a lot to do and see. I would recommend staying at the Salisbury YMCA(great location and reasonably priced) From there you can Macau for the gambling. Lantau for the giant outdoor Buddha (take the cable car ride - definitely worth it). There are outdoor markets, temples and Disney all accessible by subway. The weather will be temperate, rainy but still comfortable. I was there last year and really enjoyed it! Have fun.