From China to Vietnam by Railway

China journey by Rail from China to Vietnam. A journey by rail through China was a difficult undertaking until a few years ago. With the construction of the modern CRH high-speed railway network, a journey by rail in China has become a pleasant travel experience. With more than 300 kilometers per hour you travel comfortably through the rural areas of China. You travel across the border into Vietnam where you travel by the nostalgic, over 100 years old night train at leisurely pace from Lao Cai to Hanoi. On this China trip you will follow the footsteps of the French colonialists who occupied large parts of Indochina (including Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam) in the 19th and 20th centuries. In 1904, the French started the ambitious project of building an 855 km long railway line between Hanoi and Kunming. The French Yunnan Vietnam Railway Construction Company recruited more than 60,000 Chinese workers from all over China to build a railway from Kunming to Hanoi. Another highlight of this China trip by rail is the Jiayang steam train ride in Sichuan Province.

 

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China by Train

China Train Travel: Travel and Explore China in the best way possible: by train! The construction of the modern high-speed train network in China makes it now possible to travel in China in a fast, comfortable and economical way. You travel comfortably on board of the modern high-speed trains with partly over 300km/h through the rural areas of China. From the train window you experience China from close-up and from a completely different perspective!  Another unique experience will be your journey on a Chinese overnight train. The overnight trains in China run at a more leisurely pace and is a great opportunity to get in touch with follow travelers and to get a feeling of how the locals travel! The exciting ride with the antique steam train of a former coal mine through the picturesque landscape to Huangcunjing in Sichuan Province adds to this unique journey throughout China! Your China train journey starts from the capital Beijing, you travel via the famous Terracotta Army of Xi'an to the pulsating metropolis Chengdu, the capital of the Sichuan province and home of the Panda Bears. Other highlights include the Buddhist caves of Dazu and the bizarre karst landscape around Yangshuo in Guangxi Province in the south of China. At the end of the journey you can comfortably travel by high-speed train from Guilin to Kowloon in the heart of Hong Kong in about 3.5 hours, or you continue your journey though China via Hangzhou to Shanghai.

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China Magnificent South

Journey through the southwest of China. Your journey begins in Chengdu, capital of Sichuan Province and home of the Panda Bears. You will visit the Buddhist caves of Dazu, which rank amongst the most important Buddhist stone works in the world. With the comfortable high-speed train, you travel into the Guizhou province to Kaili. The largely undiscovered Guizhou province inspires by its picturesque Dong and Miao villages, which are embedded in a lovely karst landscape. From Guizhou your China journey continues to the neighboring Guangxi province. The hike in the rice terraces of Longsheng is one of the most scenic hikes in the Guangxi province. The almost legendary karst landscape of Yangshuo forms the conclusion of your China journey.

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Yunnan: Spectacular Northern Yunnan

A journey to the spectacular northern part of Yunnan province in China, with hiking tour to Yubeng Village. The up to 6'700m high peaks of the year-round snow-covered mountains in the north of Yunnan Province are among the most spectacular natural landscapes in Asia. Deep gorges, raging rivers and hidden monasteries define the landscape on this varied journey through Yunnan. You will experience a pristine Yunnan province away from the big tourist flows, which impresses with its impressive natural beauty as well as the hospitality of the ethnic minorities of this region. 

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Fascinating Guangxi

During a trip to China, sooner or later everyone will have it in their hands: the karst landscape of Yangshuo in the south of China. The well-known landscape around Yangshuo with its bizarre karst formations is so well-known that it has even made it onto the 20RMB banknote of the Chinese central bank. On this journey we will take you to the fairytale landscape of Yangshuo and the fascinating rice terraces of Longsheng in the north of the Guangxi province. You will also make a detour to Hunan Province, where there are still numerous idyllic "wind and rain bridges" to admire. The ideal China trip both for the more sportive traveler, as well as for the connoisseur, who would rather dive into the rather relaxed atmosphere and way of life of South China.

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The Hunan Province: Valley of the Dong Villages

Travel in China: Journey through the provinces Hunan and Guangxi in the south of China. The Guangxi province inspires with its Karst hill landscape around Guilin and Yangshuo as well as the travel terraces with Long Sheng. In an exciting contrast stands the rather unknown Hunan Province, which offers a lovely landscape dotted with numerous, wonderful Dong minority villages as well as wind and rain bridges. The absolute highlight of your Hunan journey is the visit of the impressive national parks Zhangjiajie and Wulingyuan. The spectacular landscape of Wulingyuan served James Cameron as a model for the film "Avatar".

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Heavenly China

Journey to the "heavenly" China. An exciting China journey to the "birthplace" of China. This is the ideal journey to China, both for beginners as well as for the China lovers. Why is this journey to China "heavenly"? Heaven and universe played an important role in the history of China. The "Middle Kingdom" referred not only to the center of the earth, but also to the center of the universe. Therefore, the Temple of Heaven in Beijing played an important role for the emperor of China. Here, the emperor had to "communicate with heaven” several times a year, while he prayed for a good harvest and at the same time received his "mandate" or the authority to rule over the universe. Nowadays, our "heavenly" journey to China refers both to the cultural and historical treasures, as well as to the scenic beauties of China.

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China: Magnificent South-West

Travel from Sichuan to Yunnan in China! Your journey through south-west China starts in Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province and the home of the famous Giant Panda Bears. From Chengdu you travel by the modern bullet train CRH via the megacity Chongqing to Kunming, the capital of Yunnan province in the far south-west part of China. Apart from the spectacular landscapes and modern mega-cities, you will also focus on the rich cultural legacy of South-West China. One of the highlights of this journey through South-West China is the spectacular hike through one of the deepest gorges in the world, the Tiger Leaping Gorge in the Yunnan Province. Thanks to direct flights from Europe to Chengdu a journey to south-west China has become simpler and more affordable. Travel through the provinces of Sichuan and Yunnan in south-west China with the experts!

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China Explorer

Who is not dreaming of some day travelling right across China? This exciting trip through China begins in the culturally rich capital city Beijing and leads down to Yunnan province in the south-west of China. On the way you visit Xi’An, the real birthplace of China – there, where more than 2,000 years ago the “Middle Kingdom“ was founded. On your journey you will get an insight into both the impressive history and the cultural diversity of China. An excursion through the wonderful Yunnan province in the south-west of China rounds off this journey. Fans of Chinese history and culture will certainly be rewarded on this Chinese journey!

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Shaxi Day Trip

Fascinating day trip from Lijiang Old Town to Shaxi village in Yunnan Province, an idyllic ancient village that used to be a wealthy and prosperous stop for horse caravans travelling the Tea and Horse Road, an ancient trail network in Yunnan Province for trade between the tea growing areas in Xishuangbanna in the southern Yunnan Province and Tibet. A visit to Shaxi is like taking a step back in time and a hint of the former prosperity can still be felt there today. 

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