Independently in China

Independently in China

Сообщение! » 14 сен 2015, 14:11

Independently in China

Tourist value of China defies description. Buddhist temples and golden beaches of Hainan, the Great Wall and the skyscrapers of Shanghai, a large panda in Ocean Park, Hong Kong and Macau casino shine - all program for many days, each of which promises to be a memorable one. Independently come to China can and should be - the country is quite safe and very welcoming, and the difficulties of translation overtake Tourists rarely - Chinese massively master not only English, but also Russian.
Entry formalities

Visa to China and Russian tourists is required, and no, depending on where the visitor is sent to:

To travel to mainland China will have to get a visa, for which the documents should include your hotel for the duration of your stay, health insurance, and an invitation from the Chinese travel agency or hotel. If you own China to enter through the airport Xi in Manzhouli, a visa can be issued at the border.
To visit the Hong Kong entry visa is not required if a Russian citizen does not plan to stay there for longer than 14 days.
A stay in Macau is also possible without special preparation. Visa issued at the entrance and 100 NKD.
The $ 30 cost entry permit at the airport in the resort town of Sanya on Hainan Island. Naturally, the visa is valid only for a stay at the resort and for up to 15 days.
To visit Tibet China usually requires a visa and permission from the authorities of the Autonomous Region of Tibet, which is issued by a group of at least five people. Individual tours to the hill country and travel without the permission possible.

"Mani Mani" here yuan

The official currency of China - Chinese yuan. The most favorable rate of currency conversion into yuan exchange offices offer international airports, but the credit cards in the country has not yet honored. They can pay in hotels and restaurants of international level, but with the purchase of any item in the store, accept the card with the client will be deducted from the amount of 1-2%, and the available discounts canceled.
The state department stores and grocery stores prices are fixed, but the markets can and should haggle.
Food prices in pavement cafes where the locals eat, not too high, and any dish can be purchased for 6-15 yuan, depending on the ingredients included in it. In institutions for tourists with an English menu set lunch costs about 50 yuan, dessert 10-12, and a bottle of beer will have to pay not less than 20 yuan (all prices are approximate and valid for August 2015).!
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Areas of Beijing

See the Beijing area can, using the map of the capital of China - it is clear that the city is divided into 14 districts and 2 counties (Yanqing and Miyun). The Beijing Xicheng areas include, Huairou, Changping, Chaoyang, Dongcheng District, Fangshan, Shunyi, Pinggu and others.
Description of the main attractions and areas

Xicheng: Interests: Beijing Zoo (guests will be able to see and to photograph the Tibetan yaks, Manchurian tigers, giant pandas Belogub doe and other animals - there dwells 7,000 individuals), the palace of Prince Gong (on its territory has a park with pavilions and avenues for strolling, interesting architectural objects belonging to different styles, the museum and the theater, where during performances guests are treated to tea, snacks and sweets - all spread waitress, dressed in costumes of the Qing Dynasty), Beihai Park (a lake, where you can take a boat ride , Nine Dragon Wall, made of seven-color glazed bricks, and other objects, including restaurant Fangshan, where the hungry can have a snack after a walk in the park).
Dongcheng: the main objects to visit - "Forbidden City" (on its territory there are 980 buildings), the Temple of Confucius (recommended to inspect and fix the photograph of the stele with broken sayings of Confucius), the National Museum of China (permanent exhibitions of interest "Road to Revival", and "Ancient China"), the Temple of Heaven (Visitors examine the altar of the church, consisting of several storeys, the hall where the emperor was preparing for prayer, the building is a repository of items for rituals and ancient musical instruments; the entrance to the temple would cost 10-35 yuan).
Chaoyang: here flock wishing to admire the Temple of the Sun (inspection subject to the western and northern gate of heaven, the divine pavilion-foot altar, and even here it is necessary to pay attention peony garden), spend time in Chaoyang Park (guests can relax by the ponds, rent a boat or bicycles, play active games as basketball and football in the respective areas to take part in the carnivals, festivals, music festivals and other entertainment and public events), and walk down the street Sanlitun (famous for its bars and boutiques that sell things known brands).
Haidian: a tour of the region includes a visit to the Summer Palace (a park with 3,000 buildings and Kunming Lake) and the Fragrant Hills Park (worth a visit in September and October to admire the bright autumn colors and eat fruit sells for next to nothing, it is worth noting that walk in the park designed special routes).

Where to stay tourists

Travelers wishing to enjoy an authentic Beijing, it is recommended to lodge in hotels in Xicheng District and the Dongcheng (should take into account that there are more than expensive hotels). Tourists interested in nightlife and boutique hotel accommodation suitable Chaoyang District.!
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Сообщение! » 23 окт 2015, 21:05

Streets Beijing

Cultural and political center of China is considered to be Beijing. It is the capital of the country and one of the oldest cities on the planet. The streets of Beijing are diverse architectural styles. They located the house with centuries of history, monuments, luxury and administrative buildings, and others. The main streets of Beijing: Chanantsze, Wangfujing, Chanantsze, Xidan, Lyulichan, Xiu Shui Street.
The central street Chanantsze

Beijing's main street is considered to be eternal tranquility Prospect (Street Chanantsze). The length of this route is about 40 km. The width of some sections of 100 m. The street is the busiest in the capital. Both sides of the avenue filled with huge shopping centers and shops. Street Chanantsze originates from the bridge Balitsyao and ends in Shijingshan district. It features a large number of green spaces, so is perfect for pleasant walks.
Wangfujing Street

Trade Centre in Beijing Wangfujing Street is considered. Locals refer to it the Golden Street. Wangfujing 7 formed centuries ago. It has a length of approximately 810 meters. Along the street there are more than 200 shops. Partly Wangfujing pedestrian is. Huge crowds of people visit the street every day.

The most popular place on Wangfujing considered Store Beijing Department Store. In the northern part of the street is Donghuamen night market. Here you can purchase products and rare Chinese dishes. Wangfujing - this is one of the most popular gastronomic street in Beijing. It is full of cafes, restaurants and street rows of food.
Beijing Arbat - the street Lyulichan

Pedestrian street Lyulichan included in the list of the most famous streets of the capital. On it are shops that sell antiques and works of art. This street is like a museum located in the open air. It is located near the city center. Lyulichan length of 750m. The street was founded during the reign of the Tang Dynasty. Today, its western part is occupied by antique shops and artisans' workshops. In the eastern part of the sold products beautiful stones, including jewelry made of jade. Many hiking trails are across the street Lyulichan.
Lanes of Beijing

Earlier the center of the capital from the rest of the city walls separated quarters. Currently, Beijing's alleys (hutongs) are an interesting flavor to the city. Lanes - a narrow streets, passing between the main avenues and streets. The most ancient alleys are located between the streets of Duns datsze and Chaoyanmenney. They represent a bygone era. As the number of lanes of the metropolis it is reduced.!
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Areas of Guangzhou

Areas of Guangzhou - a reflection on the map 10 districts and 2 counties (Conghua and Zengcheng), and tourists visit the most famous of them.
Name and description District of Guangzhou

Liwan: tourists are advised to relax in the park, which occupied 2/3 of the lake, as well as to visit Chen Clan Academy (includes 19 separate buildings in the ceremonial halls you can admire the gables, which are the adornment of clay sculpture - it held theatrical performances, which are based on folk legends and tales of heroes and gods).
Yuexiu: interesting Yuexiu Park (guests are offered a boat trip on the lake, stroll through the alleys, view the article 5 goats, attend a concert of Chinese music, as well as the tea ceremony in one of the tea, discovered in the park), Cathedral Shishi (worth enjoy magnificent stained glass windows, and go to Mass, that on Sundays only conducted in English, and at other times - in Chinese), huaisheng mosque (famous for its 35-mers minaret, visitors can relax on the benches in the courtyard where grow bonsai), Memorial Hall Sun Yat-sen (its walls are an example of Chinese art in the form of painting and wood carving; here you can see the biographical materials pertaining to 1 the president of China, and on the square in front of the hall, you can take a photo on the background of the monument to Sun Yat-sen), Garden Orchid (admired orchids here you can, walking on well-groomed paths among the waterfalls, in the western corner of the garden is the grave of his uncle of the Prophet Muhammad), the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees (worth admire antique woodcarvings and meditate, sitting on the patio), Mausoleum of the king of Nanyue (guests will be able to inspect the exhibits a bronze ceremonial bells, mirrors, bronze vessels, golden seal, painted screens, boxes for incense, burial garments king Nanyue of jade), the Temple of the five spirits (you can see the 3-meter-high bell and a trace of legs left on the ruins of natural rock one of the spirits; Entrance to the temple of "protected" two mythical lions; Inside you can see images of spirits, Chinese calligraphy, various miniatures).
Tianhe: its main attractions - the Museum of Guangdong (over 160,000 objects in the form of calligraphic paintings, china, interior and others, will talk about the history of the region), and Opera (in the auditorium, which seats 1,800 spectators, show musicals, classic and modern ballets and Opera).
Haizhu: famous TV tower has two observation decks, one of which "488" offers visitors a stroll through the wrap-around balcony, and the second, located on the 455-meter height - sit in the cockpit gondola that moves around the tower wishing on a circular rail.

Where to stay tourists

The most interesting area for tourists - Yuexiu: there are well located hotel with plenty of entertainment, many attractions of objects, abundance of greenery. Cheap accommodation facilities can be found in the area of ​​Lebanon. As for those interested in shopping, they should advise to stay in the Tianhe District.!
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Сообщение! » 24 ноя 2015, 13:04

Streets of Shanghai
Shanghai - one of the largest cities in the world, which is an important financial and cultural center of China. Today the city's population is over 24 million. People, and every year the streets of Shanghai accept new migrants from the provinces. This city never sleeps, and at any time it looks like a giant anthill. However, despite its trendiness, Shanghai was able to maintain a considerable number of cultural monuments of imperial times, so it is popular among those who are interested in everything new and progressive, and among the admirers of antiquity.

Shanghai Travel is better to plan in advance. Currently, there are a lot of interesting programs offered by tour operators. However, independent travel can be much more interesting and exciting, and it is better to start with the most famous and popular destinations.

Nanjing Road

This street is a colossal market. Throughout the streets are dozens of thousands of outlets where you can buy almost anything. Stores, shops, shopping malls, luxury lounges, VIP-hotels and inexpensive otelchiki, restaurants, cafes and the usual catering - this can be called a city street in the city. So, it gets Nanjing Road in the first place in the itinerary of tourists in Shanghai.

Huaihai Street

Huaihai Street - is the epitome of luxury and wealth of Shanghai. It does not meet some beautiful sights and monuments, but there are an abundance of elite copyrights salons, fashion houses and other places for the status of guests. This is where the wealthy prefer to shop Shanghaians, tourists are far less than in the same Nanjing Road.


Xintiandi is a kind of the European quarter in Shanghai. I wonder what this street is very popular among visitors from Asia, who day and night walk here, making a souvenir photo.

The Bund

This scenic area also can not ignore either one seasoned traveler, as unique Bund. At the time, we settled here adventurers and earnings around the world, so the area abounds in monuments of culture a wide variety of styles and combinations thereof.

Bar Street Henshanlu

This street, which bears such a strange name, is also very famous. This is one of the most famous places in Shanghai for fun and relaxation, with atmosphere reigns here is so friendly and familiar that tourists from all over the world feel equally comfortable here.!
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