China Tourism News
China Tourism News
Since April 10, 2016, tourists do not need to pay the admission fee for Phoenix Ancient Town any more. They just need to buy the tickets for the inside scenic spots they wish to visit. In 2003, the local government started to impose the admission fee to collect fund to maintain the town and to reduce the environmental and transportation pressures caused by the over-crowded tourists. But the policy has brought more bad influences than good influences to the town. Now, it cancels the admission fee to welcome more visitors.
On March 5th, 2016, with the toot of its whistle, the tourism train Y121 sets off its first journey from Beijing to explore flower seas. Passengers can not only enjoy the scenery out of the window, but also hop off when passing by a scenic spot. Beijing Railway Corporation has announced to run more than 100 tourism trains in 2016.
As the 2016 Chinese New Year put to an end, students and workers are now returning to school and jobs. Since February 12, the return peak of the Spring Festival Travel Rush reaches. The railway system in China sent 10.33 million passengers on February 13, increased by 9.1% over the same period in 2015. It is predicted that the travel rush will last for about 20 more days, till March 3rd.
In recent days, most parts of China have been hit by a cold wave, accompanying by heavy rain and snow. For the safety of tourists, many scenic spots have been closed temporarily. Some flights have been delayed or cancelled and the road traffic is under control. TravelChinaGuide here provides some useful tips to travelers, hoping they can have a good journey.
Shanghai Disneyland Park, the first Disneyland theme park in mainland China, will be officially opened on June 16, 2016. The ticket price is CNY 370 on ordinary days; CNY 499 at weekends, public holidays, July and August; and CNY 499 during the opening ceremony (June 16 - 30, 2016). With unique features and Chinese culture elements, this park will surely attract many visitors.
January 1, 2016, Anhui, Fujian, Liaoning, Sichuan, and Tianjin joined Beijing, Shanghai and Hainan in adopting the tax refund policy for inbound visitors. We hope more and more regions will adopt the policy thus bringing more benefits for overseas visitors.
On December 21st, 2015, Shanghai government announced that it would carry out the 144-hour visa-free transit policy since January 30th 2016 to benefit international passengers. Passengers transiting in Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang Provinces can now enjoy a free stay period up to 144 hours and travel in the three places.
Recently, haze and fog hit many places in northern and central China. As a result, the incidence of road accidents rises. Several expressways have been closed temporarily to avoid accidents. Meanwhile, a lot of flight have been canceled or delayed due to the bad weather. TravelChinaGuide kindly gives tourists some useful tips regarding your stay in China.
Beijing embraced the first snow of 2015 on November 6th. The snow drove away the smoggy weather recently and improved air quality. With the early arrival of snow this year, many ski resorts around Beijing are planning to open to the public in advance. Tourists can go there to enjoy the fun in winter.
Recently, a tourist from mainland China had a quarrel with her tour guide when travelling in Hong Kong. The tourist joined a tour group at a low price but was forced to shop in a store which gave commission to the guide. A man died in his attempt to stop the quarrel. We can learn a lesson from the sad accident and not to be trapped when selecting travel agencies.