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Topic From: Essence of China Bike Tour
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what is the history of chineese food?

Asked by hardik on Jul. 5, 2010
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Sunny Xie (Jul. 5, 2010) replied:
According to Wikipedia, the history of Chinese cuisine in China traced back to Peking Man and his use of fire and the invention of "cuisine" some 400,000 years ago. Some other accounts of the history of Chinese cuisine takes the beginning to the Chinese stone age, where the cultivation of rice and the production of noodles, both typical representations of Chinese cuisine as we have known today, are understood from archaeological findings. There are eight styles of distinct regional cooking in China. Of them, the most influential and representative ones are the culinary styles of Lu, Chuan, Yue, Min, Su, Zhe, Xiang and Hui. Each culinary style is inseparable from its long history and influenced by geography, climate, resources, specialties and dining habits of each area. Some descriptions of the eight culinary schools are: the cuisines of Jiangsu and Zhejiang have been compared to delicate beauties of the Yangtze River Delta; those of Shandong and Anhui have been compared to simple but sturdy men of the north; those of Guangdong and Fujian are compared to elegant nobles; those of Sichuan and Hunan are likened to people with substantial and varied accomplishments. The cooking techniques of each of the Chinese culinary schools are unique and the dishes have their own distinguished characteristics. Visit http://www.chinahighlights.com/travelguide/chinese-food/ to know more about the Chinese food. China Highlights offer various food tours for visitors for the great dining experiences as well as not to missthe historical sites of china. Feel free to email us at service@chinahighlights.com and we will tailor make a Chinese food tour according to your own interests. Sunny at China Highlights
Topic From: Cost Of Living In Beijing
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im going to work in Hsinchu- Taiwan, can someone tells me abt the cost of living there..like 600$ will be gd enough to pay for the rent- electricity- water- food- transportation,apartment rental,and outings? they told me that evthg is cheap there,,but is it that much cheap?? thanks

Asked by Ahmed on Jul. 3, 2010
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Karen Yang (Jul. 4, 2010) replied:
Ahmed, This is Karen from China Highlights. Sorry we do not have the specific rental rate at Hsnichu. It is reported that the average annual income for Taiwanese is USD 15000, belongs to the top 30 developed area around the world. You may compare with the district you are living now. Maybe you could contact your company in Hsinchu for details. With the relations development Across Taiwan Straits (Taiwan Island & Mainland of China), direct flights come to be operated. Could you have a 5-8 days off work then? You may consider to take an extension tour to the beatuful mainland, historical capitals-Beijing, Xian, natural view-Guilin can be on the list. If you are interested in, you are welcome to contact me via karen@chinahighlights.com or send your enquiry to service@chinahighlights.com, Wish you a nice time at Hsinchu, Karen
Topic From: I'm Travelling To Beijing, Shanghai, Xian ...
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Incidentally the dates: October 2, 2010 up to November 4, 2010

Asked by LORENZO L. TANGSOC on Jul. 2, 2010
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Mia Yang (Jul. 11, 2010) replied:
Hello. Do you mean that you plan to visit China from October to November? Please send us more of your travel plans or interests, we can design a China tour for you according to your requirements. Our email is service@chinahighlights.com, and our travel advisor will reply to you within 1 working day.
Topic From: Shanghai Weather
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I'm travelling to Beijing, Shanghai, Xian & a 4 day Yangtze cruise, I was wondering what king of clothing I should bring along?

Asked by LORENZO L. TANGSOC on Jul. 2, 2010
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Karen Yang (Jul. 4, 2010) replied:
Lorenzo, When will you visit Beijing, Shanghai and Yangtze Cruise? If it comes soon in this summer around Jul. or Aug, the temperature would be around 25℃-35℃(77℉-95℉), while these two monthes are also the raining season, please pack T-shirt, sunglass, sunoil, as well as umbrella. When you are on Yangtze Cruise, with a light jacket will be good. Karen
Topic From: The Great Wall Hiking From Jinshanling To Simatai
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How does the closing of Simatai affect the tour routes and schedules? I am interested in a one day "wild" walk.

Asked by Gayle M. Goodwin on Jun. 29, 2010
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Mia Yang (Jun. 29, 2010) replied:
Hello. I have forwarded your inquiry to one of our travel advisors, who will reply to you soon within 1 working day.
Topic From: Ask a Question
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Dear Sirs, I want to quote the 8-day tour to Beijing-Xian-Shanghai for 2 people. I would be arriving to China on August 10. I want to On August 17, the day I am supposed to depart from Shanghai, I will be attending the Econometric Society World Congress (up to August 21). Hotel arrangements for August 17-21 will be on my own. Best regards, Cesar Calderon

Asked by ccalderonm on Jun. 28, 2010
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Eva Wang (Jun. 28, 2010) replied:
Thanks Cesar Calderon for your tour inquiry, I had forwarded your request to one of our travel advisor, who will send you a detail proposal regarding your China tour within 24 hours.
Topic From: Beijing Weather in September
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we are arriving beijing on 29th aug,staying till 13th sep. i am wondering if there are any other places that we can travel to since we're backpacking.

Asked by Steph on Jun. 28, 2010
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Mia Yang (Jun. 29, 2010) replied:
Hi. There are many places you can visit in Beijing, I would suggest that you stay there for at least 5 days. If you are visiting China for the first time, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guilin are definitely on your list. You can check our tours at (http://www.chinahighlights.com/tour/). You can also send us an email (service@chinahighlights.com) and tell us your travel plans, then our professional travel advisors will reply to you within 1 working day with more details and suggestions.
Topic From: Q & A Search:
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We are visiting China from 15th-27th July and planning to travel by car from Beijing to Qingdao to interview chefs and then continue on to Gaoyou. We notice that the Motorway from Qingdao to Jiangsu along the coast is dotted. Is it open fully? Or will we have to detour?

Asked by Patrick Moore on Jun. 25, 2010
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Mia Yang (Jul. 6, 2010) replied:
Hello. The motorway from Qingdao to Jiangsu is open, so you can drive there as you planned.
Topic From: I Am Soon Going To Changsha, I Will Stay T...
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I am going to Beijing in a few days, and 4 days later I am going to fly to Hangzhou, in which terminal in the Beijing airport do I have to make my check-in?By the way , it is Air china. Thanks in advance. Jonathan

Asked by Jonathan Kostlin on Jun. 23, 2010
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Mia Yang (Jun. 24, 2010) replied:
Hi. All flights of Air China depart from Terminal 3 at Beijing Capital International Airport. You can see information about the airport at (http://www.chinahighlights.com/china-flights/china-airport/beijing-capital-airport.htm)
Topic From: Q&A on Hangzhou
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we (5 adults and toddler 21 months) going to Shanghai on 10 Jul 2010 then to Hangzhou on 14, spend 1 night then go to Beijing on 15th. Any good 4* hotel in Shanghai and Hangzhou you can recommend. How we book train to Hangzhou and flight fr Hangzhou to Beijing. We like to stay near West lake also near to town to do some shopping. This is our first visit. Thank you.

Asked by Mary Tan on Jun. 22, 2010
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Mia Yang (Jun. 22, 2010) replied:
Hi. Welcome to China! I have forwarded your inquiry to one of our travel advisors, who will contact you with more details within 1 working day.
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