China Travel News

Shijiazhuang: Third Ice and Snow Tourism and Cultural Festival to Held

The Third Qingliang Mountain Ice and Snow Tourism and Cultural Festival is to be held in Qingliang Mountain Ski Resort from December 18th, 2007 to February 26th, 2008.

Located in the west of Shijiazhuang City, Qingliang Mountain Ski Resort is one of the largest and best-equipped outside ski resorts in north China, taking up an area of 420, 000 square meters (104 acres).

A series of activities will be held during the festival, including a fireworks party for Christmas, photograph competitions, winter clothes competition and so on. Combined gymnastics with folk customs and festivals, it provides tourists an ideal destination in late winter.

- 1:08 A.M. EST, Dec 12, 2007

Nanning-Friendship Pass-Halong Bay Int'l Bus Route Opens

Nanning-Friendship Pass-Halong Bay International Bus Route has been opened recently, passing via Lang Son, Bac Giang, Hai Duong and Quang Ninh provinces. This route is altogether 460 kilometers (286 miles) long and it takes passengers about eight hours to finish the whole trip.

- 1:07 A.M. EST, Dec 12, 2007

Shanghai: Largest Folk Art Gallery Opens

Gangtai Art Gallery has been opened today, which is the largest art gallery with the most collections in Shanghai.

Located in Nanhui District, this gallery will be a multifunctional gallery used for collections, exhibitions, research, creation and education. It has six storeys, with an area of 10,000  square meters (more than two acres). At present, it has stored a series of contemporary and modern paintings as well as a large number of fine works of famous painters.

- 1:36 A.M. EST, Dec 11, 2007

Manchuria-Hailar Increases Two Trains

Recently, Inner Mongolia Manchuria-Hailar Trains has been operated officially, and there are two shuttling air-conditioned trains for this route.

The schedules are as follows:

Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time

- 0:22 A.M. EST, Dec 10, 2007

Zhangjiajie to Opened to the Public For Free Temporarily from Dec. 24th to 29th

Zhangjiajie Cultural Heritage Week from December 24th to 29th has been set up to develop the tourism resources in winter. During the seven days, it is free of charge to visit Zhangjiajie.

In winter, the jade trees, the standing stone peaks and the ancient Phoenix Town show visitors another scene against the ice and snow. Meanwhile, visitors can also enjoy themselves in the hot springs there.

- 0:21 A.M. EST, Dec 10, 2007

Beijing-Moscow New-type Int'l Trains to Operated

New-type comfortable luxurious trains will be put into use on Beijing-Moscow international long-distance railway as of December 28th, 2007.

The new-type trains are red outside with the characters Moscow-Beijing both in Chinese and Russian on the carriages. Inside the carriages are mainly brownish-yellow, dark blue and light white which feels natural and pleasant. All of the carriages are equipped with air-conditioning, vacuum biological catabolic toilets, electric outlets for computers, mobile phones and other electrical appliances, TV sets, DVD players and so on. There are refrigerators and micro-wave ovens at both ends of the carriages. Bathrooms are also available on the trains for passengers' convenience. Meanwhile, electric lifts and special carriages and washing rooms are equipped for the disabled.

There are four-person ordinary compartments, twin compartments, business compartments and VIP carriages. Every VIP carriage includes four twin compartments and a mini-bar. According to various needs, the compartments will be decorated into bedrooms attached with infants' rooms, offices and reception rooms and so on. In the future, there will be an access to broadband network in the trains.

With regard to the safety, the compartment doors of the trains adopt electronic numeral locks, and the passwords for all the compartments are totally different.

- 1:04 A.M. EST, Dec 7, 2007

Harbin: Ticket Price for Three Main Scenic Areas of the Ice and Snow Festival Published

The ticket prices for the three main scenic areas of Harbin Ice and Snow Festival have been published: CNY 150 for the Ice and Snow World, CNY 120 for the Snow Expo and CNY 55 for the Ice Lantern Show. 

 the activities in the three scenic areas won't charge visitors any more. Meanwhile, Students, servicemen, teachers, old people, disabled people and tour groups will enjoy some preferential prices.

- 1:03 A.M. EST, Dec 7, 2007

Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses to Exhibited in Henan Museum

A Special Exhibition for the 80th Anniversary of Henan Museum starts on December 7th, 2007. This exhibition will last until February 26th, 2008. During the activity, several pieces of Qin terra-cotta warriors and horses from Pit 1 of Museum of Qin Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses will be exhibited.

Activity Place:
Henan Museum (No.8 Nongye Road, Zhengzhou)
Admission Fee:
CNY 20
Bus Route:
No. 251, 30, 39, 42, 61, 69, 96, K39

- 1:02 A.M. EST, Dec 7, 2007

Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: 8 Tickets per Applicant of the Second Phase Sale

For the second phase tickets sale of 2008 Olympic Games, BOCOG (Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of XXIX Olympiad) prescribed that every applicant can only buy eight tickets of two games and each one could only submit one order with his ID card.

From December 10th to 30th, applicants can submit their orders through the official tickets website of Beijing Olympic Games:, or they can go to the 1,000 appointed ticket outlets of China Bank to fill and submit the orders directly.

During the lot period, BOCOG will publicize the hot games according to the tickets sales to make sure that applicants can book the tickets effectively. After the lot, applicants can check the results through the official tickets website or the tickets call center (010-952008).

There will be more than 1,800,000 tickets for the second phase. It's predicted that all the tickets will be printed in June or July of 2008. The specific policy for tickets claim will be published before the distribution.

The corresponding seat number of every ticket will be determined as of March, 2008. In principle, the same-price tickets booked through one order for the same game will ensures an access to neighboring positions possibly, but there may be exceptions.

- 1:27 A.M. EST, Dec 6, 2007

Tianjin: Subway Ticket to Reduced to CNY 2 for a Whole Trip

Along with Beijing, the subway ticket price in Tianjin will be reduced to CNY 2 for a whole trip as of December 16th, 2007. Then, Tianjin will sell new IC cards at the 22 stops of the Subway Line 1. The cards can be used both for taking buses and subways, and they can be recharged at subway stations and bus stations.

- 1:26 A.M. EST, Dec 6, 2007

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