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Nanjing > Huangshan > Shanghai in July 2010
Mar 25, 2010 08:39
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I will be visiting Shanghai in June/July to attend Shanghai 2010. After that I plan to go to Nanjing for a few (two or three) days.

After Nanjing I will have a few free days (maybe 6 through 10 July, inclusive) and I would like to go from Nanjing to Huangshan and then on to Shanghai. I want to be back in Shanghai on or before the evening of 10 July because I am flying to Beijing on 11 July.

Any suggestions re: Nanjing > Huangshan > Shanghai in, say, 5 days?

I am a 68 year old man who is, generally, accustomed to good three or, usually, four star hotels in China. I will, probably take the cable car up to the top of Huangshan unless the walk is not too steep and unless I have a companion with whom to do it.

What is/are the best mode(s) of travel? Where should I stay in Huangshan?

Any suggestions would be most appreciated.

Colonel Ted
Mar 26, 2010 00:02
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I usually recommend 1 night in the summit area. If you're feeling rich (or have other reasons to do so) then you could stay an extra night.
Be warned that Huangshan hotels will not be as good (by far) as what you can expect of 4-star hotels in major cities like Shanghai and Beijing. They're somewhat between 2 and 3-star standard going by Shanghai standards, but they still cost a pretty penny. Avoid staying on Fri/Sat nights as that's the most expensive.
Nanjing -- (bus) -- Huangshan -- (bus/overnight train/flight) -- Shanghai will work.
If you have extra days in the area you could consider visiting the Hui-style villages nearby such as Xidi and Hongcun. If you can venture a bit further for less commercialised options (and also much less English-speaking-friendly) you could go to Wuyuan county in Jiangxi province, also Hui-style villages as this used to be historically part of the same "country".
If you've more queries, email me at yahoo.com|ellyse99 and put "TravelChinaGuide" and your own username (eg ColonelTed) in the subject line.
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