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Topic From: China Travel Guide
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Hi, I am planning a trip to Yunan this August. I arrive Kunming on Aug 3rd and have a departing flight on Aug 10th. I have been to Kunming and Lijiang 2 yrs ago and this time i plan to visit Kunming, Dali, Lijiang and Shangrila. Can you tell me what is the best way of moving around, and is it advisable to travel by land from Kunming to Dali then to Lijiang and finally to Shangri la, then fly from Shangri la to Kunming for my departing flight? There are 4 adults travelling this trip. Is there any local tours that we can rely on upon arrival at Kunming?

Asked by Elsie Kwan on Jul. 9, 2013
Whitney Liao (Jul. 9, 2013) replied:
Dear Elsie, Thanks for your inquiry. It is my pleasure to assist planning your Yunnan tour.You tour route is quite good, well done! I’ve just sent you an quotation with a detailed itinerary. Please can you check that this was not marked as spam! If you have not received this or have any other questions please just let me know. Kind regards, Whitney
Topic From: Kunming Attractions
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Hi I am planning to take my parents (74) and my daughter (15) to Kunming for a 6 days 5 nights trip. I don''t want anything too hectic but an easier pace, private and we can sample more local cultures and food. Also if you can recommend a good location hotel with 4* rating. I need to ensure comfort and safety for the family. Can you advise on itinerary and costs?

Asked by Karen on Jul. 3, 2013
Karen (Jul. 4, 2013) replied:
Dear Whitney Thank you for getting back to me so quickly. The proposed dates would be 26th Oct to 1 Nov. we can probably extend a little if need be. However, I understand that Lijiang is very beautiful and would like to see that too, provided it is not too far from Kunming. We will be 4 persons in total, will need 2 rooms, king size beds. I would love to meet more the locals. How far is Kunming from Lijiang, can it be a day trip? Prefer to stay in one hotel throughout the period. Thank you
Whitney Liao (Jul. 4, 2013) replied:
Hi Karen, thanks for your inquiry. We are specializing in tailor making private tour for our customers. You will have your private van and English speaking tour guide. No other people will join you. We can ensure you the comfort and safety for your  family. Your tour will be quite flexible. If you want to stay in one place longer or shorter, or make a minor change(e.g. adding something or skipping something) on the schedule during the tour, it is no problem. I will arrange a considerate tour guide for you who will take good care of your parents and your young daughter. Besides visiting the fantastic attractions, your tour guide will also take you to visit a local family. You can talking with them or even eat with them, to get a deep understand of their daily life and culture. How do you think? Before I make the itinerary and quotation, could you please let me know: 1. How many people are there in your group? Is it 3 or 4, please? How many rooms would you like me to arrange? 2. Is your destination fixed in Kunming? Or you would also like to extend to the neighboring city such as Dali or Lijiang? I will send you the itinerary as soon as possible after your further information, okay?  Thanks, Whitney
Topic From: Kunming Shopping
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Hi in these Duty free shops in Kunming do they accept US dOLLARS?

Asked by neelanjana on Jun. 28, 2013
Lussie Lu (Jun. 28, 2013) replied:
Dear Neelanjana, As far as I know, there is one shop at No. 21 Wujing Road(吴井路21号), but I am not sure if they can accept US dollars. In general, most of the shops only accept RMB, you'd better change some money in advance.
Topic From: Lijiang Travel Guide
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Hi. I be planning to visit Lijiang and its surrounding areas in november and December 2013. May i know if i can experience any snow fall during this time. If not , where can i go around Kunming to see falling snow. thank you

Asked by james tan on Jun. 26, 2013
Guest (Sep. 25, 2013) replied:
hi, from lijiang, how to go to the snow mountain to see the snow ? Is there snow in end Nov or have to wait till december to see the snow?
Lussie Lu (Jun. 27, 2013) replied:
Dear James, In general, it is impossible to see the snow in Lijiang city, the average temperature is about 5-25℃(41-77℉), it's usually sunny. If you would like to see teh snow, you could visit the Jade Dragon Snow Mountain. Please click this link to check more information: http://www.chinahighlights.com/lijiang/attraction/jade-dragon-snow-mountain.htm
Topic From: Kashgar Transportation
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We are planning to go on a Sust (Pakistan), Urumqi, Tibet, Kunming and then into Laos/Cambodia/Thailand trip by road. We will be 5 people, wish to take maximum possible trip via bus but can use train where no alternate is available, and intend to take this trip around end of July to mid of this August. Can you guide a plan and how much will it cost?

Asked by Usman Malik on Jun. 23, 2013
Whitney Liao (Jun. 24, 2013) replied:
Hi Usman, sorry, we are not able to arrange this trip for you.
Topic From: Jiuzhaigou Transportation
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Hi, we are three French backpackers, and will spend 3 days in SiChuan in two weeks. We will arrive from BeiJing by train and we want to visit Chengdu Pandas Breeding and Research Center, HuangLong and JiuZhaiGuo.The order doesn''t matter, the only constraints are the price (we are students so we need to book hostels and take buses) and the time (3 days). Thus, we would like to know how, according to you, to organize everything..? Plus, after those three days, we planned to go to KunMing (by train from Chengdu) to visit YunNan for about 6 days. What would you recommend us (and in which order, as well). Thank you for your help.

Asked by Marianne on Jun. 22, 2013
Whitney Liao (Jun. 27, 2013) replied:
I suggest that you take air from Chengdu to Jiuzhaigou. From Jiuzhaigou to Huanglong, take bus.
Whitney Liao (Jun. 27, 2013) replied:
If you need any tour service, please feel free to contact me via whitney@chinahighlights.net.
Guest (Jun. 27, 2013) replied:
What would you recommend then?
Guest (Jun. 27, 2013) replied:
Hi I am a french backpacker and I have exactly the same plan lolll... Can I have your contact ??
Whitney Liao (Jun. 24, 2013) replied:
Hi Marianne, 3 days by train or bus cannot cover the tour to Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong. The bus takes about 10-12hrs from Chengdu to JIuzhaigou. And usually you need 2 days for Chengdu, 2 days for Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong.
Topic From: Mosques in Kunming
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i planning to visit kunming on 22-24 june. can you suggest which hotel is suitable which is near to muslim mosque.

Asked by mohammed ayub on Jun. 19, 2013
Vanessa Zheng (Jun. 19, 2013) replied:
There is a hotel close to the muslim mosque, it's Kunming New Era Hotel whhich has around 8 mins walking to there. The price of the Business Room king bed is US$111 per night from Jun.22 to 24. I have sent you an email with more details.
Topic From: Kunming Nightlife
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i will visit kunming on 10th july for 13 days. i travel alone and my first time in China. i don''t know nothing about the language. Tips for language and communication. advice for lonely traveller like me to create new iternational friends. tips to visit lijiang. others tips and advice.

Asked by Ilias on Jun. 15, 2013
Whitney Liao (Jun. 19, 2013) replied:
Hi Ilias, we can arrage a private tour for you, with private English speaking tour guide and van. Then you don't have to worry about the language barrier or where to visit, etc. Do you have interest?
Topic From: Kunming Weather in January
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i come from malaysia,,when is the best time to see beautiful kumning

Asked by shamshir on Jun. 13, 2013
Whitney Liao (Jun. 14, 2013) replied:
Hi Shamshir, the best time to visit Kunming is April and May.
Topic From: Kunming Nightlife
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reaching kunming on 20th june stay 4days good hotel &guide reqd thanks

Asked by Shyam Choudhary on Jun. 8, 2013
Whitney Liao (Jun. 10, 2013) replied:
Hi Shyam, thanks for your information. Sorry, I wish to send you the quotation today, but the system is updating so could not send it. From tomorrow I will be off for the Dragon Boat Festival for 2 days. I will send it on June 13, in the morning, okay? Sorry for the inconvenience.
Guest (Jun. 10, 2013) replied:
we are two .booked hotel horizon at yunnan need your help in sightseeing english speeking guide reqd.
Whitney Liao (Jun. 8, 2013) replied:
Hi Shyam, how many people, please?
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