Travelling to Yunan, China
Yunan Province, China
Travelling to Yunan, China Yunan Province Reviews
I wish I knew this ahead of time Mar 24, 2011
Use the lonely planet book as an outline. It’s good for general ideas of things to do but you will receive better advices from travellers you meet and the staff at the hostels you’ll be staying at.
Bargain hard! Don’t be so quick on buying an item right away because you will most likely see the same item again at another shop. Try to find the item again outside of the touristic part. Lijiang had the best selection and prices for scarves and souvenir (stores become repetitive after 10 minutes; trinkets, stone jewellery, scarves, food, leather goods, fur goods, bells, etc) and Dali had more ethnic miniority handcrafted items for a better price
Bring your student id or some sort of id that will pass off as a student id. The entrance fees to many scenic attractions can be half price if you present a “student id”.
Stone forrest, Kunming
This has work for some travellers. You can avoid paying the entrance fee of 180 rmb if you don’t walk straight to the main entrance. When you get of the bus, walk about 300 meter and you will see a path on your left that is blocked off with those wooden stick things you see when you go pay for parking in a indoor parking lot. Walk straight.
Shangri-La Songzanlin Monastery
You can avoid paying the 30 rmb entrance fee to the park and 80 rmb for the monastary.If you’re staying in the old city of Shangri-la, walk out of the entrance of the old city and cross the street. Stay on the right side of the street. There is a bus stop near wonderful supermarket and noah’s cafe. Take the number 3 bus straight to the end. Don’t ask the bus driver where to get off because he will drop you off at a place that will charge you 30 rmb to enter the park. When you get off the bus at the last stop, don’t walk straight to the main entrance of the temple, instead walk up a hill. You will see a lot of locals walking this way.This will take you through the back entrance of the monastery.
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