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Topic From: Kunming Weather in October
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what is the best month for golf in Kumming?

Asked by Piti Sithi-Amnuai on Sep. 15, 2011
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Michael Hu (Sep. 16, 2011) replied:
Hi Piti, the weather is Kunming is quite comfortable all year round. The rainy season of Kunming is from May to October. If you are going to play golf there, you may need to avoid the period.
Topic From: Lijiang Weather in September
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LIJIANG MUST WEAR WINTER CLOTHES?IF GO UP MOUNTAIN , WE HAVE DIFF BREATHING , HOW? IS KUNMING THE SAME?

Asked by IRENE on Sep. 12, 2011
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William (Sep. 12, 2011) replied:
Hi Irene The temperature is differed by the day time and night time. You may need winter clothes in the evening, while short T-shirt and long pants will be ok for the day time. So, I recommend that you prepare both winter and summer clothes, but focus on summer clothes. The Yulong mountain is 5596meters above the sea level, so you may have a little breathing problem there, but most people feel ok about that. Kunming is not in a high altitude, so there is no breathing problem. The weather is very nice all year around, so T-shirt and pants is Ok for the day time and coat, thin sweater for the night time. Are you planning to visit Lijiang? Have you booked a tour? Please feel free to contact me for a tail-made tour proposal: william@chinahighlights.net William Huo Tour Advisor
Topic From: Laos Consulate In Kunming
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Hello I want to travel Laos and vietnam for tourism with my chinese friends. I will arrive Kunming from Kathmandu. Can I get visa on arrival at boarder or I need to have visa in advance. is there any embassy in Kunming of Laos and can I get visa from there ? there is no embassy in Nepal of these countries. and I am holding Nepalese Passport. Thank you .

Asked by Surendra Mahato on Sep. 7, 2011
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Mia Yang (Sep. 29, 2011) replied:
Hello. You can either apply for Laos visa in your own country, or in Kunming, because although you might be given visa on arrival to Laos, but let's not take any risks on this matter, right? The information of Laos consulate in Kunming is as below: 老挝人民民主共和国驻昆明总领事馆 Consylate General of Lao People's Democratic Republic in Kunming 办公处:昆明市官渡区彩云北路6800号昆明外国领馆区(世纪金源大酒店旁) Adress: 6800 North Caiyun Rd.(next to EMPARK Hotel)
Topic From: Yuanyang Terraced Rice Fields
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Hello we are monica and roberto from italy interested to see rice terraces do you arrange something from Kunming? How many days? how much? thank you our best regards monica

Asked by monica on Sep. 4, 2011
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Tiffany Tong (Sep. 5, 2011) replied:
Hi Monica and Roberto, I have sent a email to you. You can find the quatation with the Yuanyang Terrace field and Kunming tour. It is about 7 days. Of course, you can decide the duration of this tour. I can tailor-make it for you. If you have any queries, feel free to contact me.
Topic From: Kunming Transportation
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Hi, we want to go by nightbus from Kunming to Lijiang on 30/09/2011. Where can i find the bus scedule. And is the busstation far away from the airport?

Asked by Tanguy Mortelmans on Aug. 25, 2011
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Ruru Zhou (Aug. 26, 2011) replied:
Hi, Tanguy Mortelmans, There are about seven buses running from Kunming to Lijiang each day. See below for the schedule: Departing time Departing Station 8:30 Kunming West Bus Station 9:30 Kunming New South Bus Station 10:0 Kunming New South Bus Station 10:30 Kunming West Bus Station 14:20 Kunming Nanyao Bus Station 20:00 Kunming Nanyao Bus Station 20:40 Kunming West Bus Station
Topic From: I am planning to travel from Macao to shek...
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What is the most economical/ shortest train route from Jinan to Kunming? Thank you.

Asked by Jagadeep Parikh on Aug. 15, 2011
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Candy Wei (Aug. 15, 2011) replied:
Hi Jagadeep, There are no direct trains from Jinan to Kunming, you can try to take a train from Jinan to Zhengzhou train No. 1085 (0920-1737) at CNY100 (soft sleeper) and then catch the other train No. K337 (2050-0635+1) to Kunming at CNY490 (soft sleeper). You can turn to your hotel for the train tickets booking, a booking fee is usually required in that case.
Topic From: Yangtze Paradise Cruise
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We (two adults) are interested in making the cruise (downstream to Yichang) from 14 to 17 September 2011. Is it possible to take the cruise on these dates, and what are the rates? We want to disembark at Yichang. What is the nearest airport to Yichang from which we can fly to Kunming?

Asked by Sandra on Aug. 11, 2011
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Nora Ou (Aug. 14, 2011) replied:
Hi Sandra, thank you for your inquiry. I'm Nora, a trip advisor of China Highlights. I've arranged a cruise tour for you and sent quotation to your email box. Please feel free to reply my with any opiniions at nora@chinahighlights.net. Have a nice day!
Topic From: Laos Consulate In Kunming
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hello i want to visit laos for tourism via vietnam. rightnow i am in guangzhou. i want to know can i get visa on arrival when enter in laos by road from vietnam? or i must have visa before. if i must take visa, then please suggest me where can i get visa from guangzhou. i am holding an indian passport with tourist visa of china.

Asked by karan jiwani on Aug. 10, 2011
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Robert Hui (Aug. 11, 2011) replied:
Dear Karan Jiwani, Thank you very much for visiting our Web site and your interest in our services. My name is Robert Hui. I am a travel advisor at China Highlights. It is my pleasure to assist you in planning your trip. I called the Embassy of the Lao People's Democratic Republic in China, for your case, they said you could apply for your Lao visa when you at the border of Lao. However, you are advised to apply for your Lao visa when you are in China. And there is no Embassy of the Lao in Guangzhou, there are one Consulate in Nanning, one Consulate in Kunming, and one Embassy in Beijing. You can get more information from the Lao People's Democratic Republic in China, Tel: 86-10- 65321224 Fax: 86-10- 65326748
Topic From: Kunming Shopping
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where can I buy flowering tea in kunming?

Asked by SS Tan on Aug. 8, 2011
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Gavin Van Hinsbergh (Aug. 10, 2011) replied:
You could go to the largest tea market in Yunnan and look for flowering tea: http://www.arrivalguides.com/en/Travelguides/Asia/China/KUNMING/shopping : “Kangle Tea Culture City The largest tea market in Yunnan. Pu’er Tea is best known to be good for the stomach and Yunnan is its birthplace. Apart from the native brews, it also sells the vast array of Chinese tea leaves from other provinces. A recommended tea shop is Chama Station ? Address: NO.188, Guannan Avenue, Chama Station 4th Floor, Building 38 of the Tea Culture City ? Phone: +86 871 7154 777” Alternatively there are several Kunming blooming tea manufacturers and traders shown on Alibaba (http://www.alibaba.com/trade/search?SearchText=kunming+blooming+tea&CatId=0&IndexArea=product_en&sq=y&fsb=y&tracelog=seo_product_direct_0820), e.g. Guangnan Kaixin Eco Tea Industrial Development Co., Ltd. http://kxst.en.alibaba.com/ Kunming Kanaking Trading Co., Ltd. http://kanajin.en.alibaba.com/ NO.1003, Unit 3, 7th Building,Yinhexingchen Garden, Shangjiaying Village,Beishi District, Kunming City, Yunnan Prov.China Kunming Evengle International Trading Co., Ltd. http://evengle.en.alibaba.com/ No.601,907-2 building, Yiyuan residential community, Kunming,China Hope you find what you’re looking for, Gavin
Ruru Zhou (Aug. 10, 2011) replied:
Hi, SS Tan, There are two big tea markets in Kunming Kangle Tea City (康乐茶城) and Xiongda Tea City (雄达茶城) Kangle Tea City: 188 Guannan Road, Kunming (昆明市官南大道188号) Xiongda Tea City: It is located close to Jinxing flyovers, Panlong district. 盘龙区金星立交桥附近)
Topic From: Dongchuan Red Land
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Want to go to Dongchan Red lands around November 22. Is that a good time for taking photo's ? Are there any hotels near or in the Red Lands ? Thank you for your help

Asked by Andre on Aug. 6, 2011
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Guest (Nov. 3, 2011) replied:
Hi Candy, The plan is now finished and we would like to go to The Red Lands on Friday 25 November early morning and returning the next day in the evening. 2 Persons only. Would it be better to rent a car with driver for 2 days or go by bus and hope we will arrive in the right place ? We think the tours we read about on the Internet are VERY expensive . Any suggestions ? Thank you and best regards
Guest (Aug. 7, 2011) replied:
Thank you Candy for your reply. We will contact you once we are in Kunming
Candy Wei (Aug. 7, 2011) replied:
Hi Andre, November is one of the best months to go to Dongchuan, in this area only home inns are available. Mr. Zhang is the boss of the most famous home inn, he could be reached on 0871-6901339 though I don't think he could speak English. You can take a bus from Kunming to Dongchuan in about 2.5 hours, take another bus to Xinchuan in about 1.5 hours and contact Mr. Zhang to arrange another vehicle to Red Lands. If you want to make it easier, we offer private vehicle and guide service too. Feel free to let me know your group size and I will quote on the transfer for you without delay.
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