Beijing

Beijing, capital of China was the last city we have visited in our 2013 holiday. Beijing means “northern capital”. It takes about 5 hours high-speed train (553 Yuans) travel from Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station to Beijing South Railway Station. Air pollution here was worse than Shanghai. 1. day – 27.06.2013 We started with Forbidden City tour in the first day. This Chinese imperial palace was used only by …

Shanghai

The fourth station of our Far East tour in our 2013 holiday was Shanghai after Guilin. We arrived at Shanghai from Guilin after 02:15 hour flight (Spring Airlines 95 USDs). Most of the time more than half of skyscrapers did not seen due to air pollution. In each evening of three days we stayed it rained in the evening, and we could see the sky …

Guilin

The third station of our Far East tour in our 2013 holiday was Guilin which takes place in south-east part of China. Guilin means “forest of Sweet Osmanthus”. We arrived at Guilin from Guangzhou after about 14 hours travel by train (soft sleeper 382 Yuans). Firstly, I should say the weather was very hot and humid. So, it was tiring for us. One more …

Guangzhou

The second station of our Far East tour in our 2013 holiday was Guangzhou which takes place in south part of China. We arrived at Guangzhou East Railway Station from Hong Kong after 2 hours travel by train (HK$ 190). Currency is Chinese Yuan (CNY). 1 Yuan was equal to approximately 0.3 Turkish Liras. Turkish citizens who have regular passports need a visa to enter People’s Republic …

Hong Kong

The first station of our Far East tour was Hong Kong in our 2013 holiday. Hong Kong means “Fragrant Harbor”. Time is 5 hours ahead of Turkey in China. We arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK) from Istanbul after 11 hours flight by stopping in Urumqi by China Southern Airlines, the next day we arrived at Hong Kong International Airport (HKG) from Beijing after 03:40 …