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|Chongqing to Dazu|
|Oct 11, 2007 08:42|
|Hi, We (4 adults) will be flying to Chongqing around late March 2008 and is thinking of visiting Dazu Grottoes. What is the best way to travel to Dazu ? Is it easy to get a taxi to take us there and back? will it be very expensive?|
|Oct 11, 2007 21:08|
|Well, you can take taxi to Dazu Grottoes. But I think it is expensive. Actually, there are many regular buses from Chongqing to Dazu. The ticket is about 35 CNY per person. You can take the bus at Chongqing Chaotianmen Bus Station.|
|Oct 12, 2007 01:35|
|Dazu is about 2hrs from Chongqing. If this is your only opportunity to see something similar then make the trip. There are tour coaches from Chao Tian men but you have to catch another small bus up the mountain from the town. |
I have been to Dazu three times, two times I could have skipped to be honest. Keep in mind that March is still cool and the Grottos are in the head of a Valley. That is up at the top of the mountain which are pretty tall there so chances are that visibility will be poor. There's plenty of good alternatives in Chongqing if you're interested in more information send me a message.
|Oct 17, 2007 05:34|
|GUESTWMINNIE78||hi Jabarootoo, |
We have 3 days in Chongqing. We want to visit the panda room in Chongqing zoo, Ciqikou Old town and Erling Park. It would be good if you can recommend / advise us of what to see and do in Chongqing.
|Oct 22, 2007 08:24|
You're coming through in March is that right? Of course I don't know what you are all interested in here in China but can I
suggest that you spend some time reading all my reviews on Chongqing and surrounds, especially
Colours of Ciqikou
Changing Fortunes of Zhongshan Gu Zhen
And then also have a look at Travel Tips for Chongqing. I've actually written up a bit of a walking tour of the oldest part of the city which is worth doing.
If this is the only chance you'll get to see the panda, then it will be worth the visit but it's not too exciting if they don't come out into the enclosure.
As for other things, definitely visit Siqikou, there is more there than initially meets the eye, follow the streets in the opposite direction to the crowds and you'll find where people really live and cross over the creek as well, there is a small museum but it may not be open.
Hong ya dong in Jiefengbei is the purpose built replica area and is interesting with a theatre (show should be on) especially at night.
and I'd also recommend Huguang Huiguan (all in the tips and walking tour)
One of my favourite places is the 18 Stair Teahouse (all in the tips and walking tour)
Skip Erling park unless you have a beautiful clear day , instead opt for Nanshan's Golden Eagle or One Tree Hill lookout for that view of the rivers.
Zhongshan ancient town is a good day trip if the weather and visibility are poor.
Wansheng district is great but it's at altitude so if the weather is close it may hinder visibility a lot or a little. There are day trips here too.
And don't miss seeing the People's Great Hall which has just had a face lift so will look stunning and the New Three Gorges Museum is a good hideout if it's raining and worth a few hours if you have them.
As I said earlier, all the details are on the web here, just have a browse and if you have any more questions send me a message
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