China Travel News

Air China Increases Beijing-Sao Paulo Flights

Air China has increased Beijing-Sao Paulo flights via Madrid up to three flights a week recently. Meanwhile, Air China has also changed the Boeing 767-300 into Airbus 330 to accommodate more passengers.

The updated schedule based on local time for this route is as follows:

Flight
Flight No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Date
Beijing-Sao Paulo
CA907
01:00
16:20
Tuesday
Thursday
Sunday
Sao Paulo-Beijing
CA908
20:00
05:55


 
- 1:07 A.M. EST, Dec 5, 2007

The Ninth China-Russia-Mongolia Int'l Ice and Snow Festival to Start

The Ninth China-Russia-Mongolia International Ice and Snow Festival featuring Chinese, Russian and Mongolian styles will start in Manchu City bordering Russia and Mongolia, on December 22nd, 2007.

During the two-month festival, there will be nearly 200 pieces of ice and snow sculptures and constructions exhibited in a 60,000-square-meter (15 acres) park. The exhibitions will be made up of eight sections with special flavors.

- 1:06 A.M. EST, Dec 5, 2007

Beijing Paralympic Games: Pre-sale of Opening and Closing Ceremonies Tickets to Start

The BOCOG (Beijing Organizing Committee for the Games of XXIX Olympiad) announced that the pre-sale of the opening and closing ceremony tickets for Beijing 2008 Paralympic Games is to start as of December 10th, 2007. It will last until December 30th.

There will be 21,000 opening ceremony tickets and 26,000 closing ceremony tickets sold to Chinese citizens. BOCOG will decide the orders by lot to make sure that all the applicants enjoy equal opportunities. Applicants can check the results of the lot through the official tickets website: www.tickets.beijing2008.cn. They can also phone the tickets call center by the phone number 010-952008 or go to China Bank ticket outlets directly to check the results.

According to different seat positions, the ticket price for the opening ceremony includes five kinds: CNY 80, CNY 400, CNY 800, CNY 1,500 and CNY 2,600. The ticket prices for closing ceremony also falls into four kinds - CNY 50, CNY 200, CNY 400 and CNY 600. Every applicant can submit one ticket booking order with his own ID card, and he can apply for two tickets of the opening ceremony and two of the closing ceremony at the same time.

The opening and closing ceremony tickets will be printed and distributed to China Bank ticket outlets from June to July of 2008.

In addition, foreigners who want to buy the tickets have to apply to the IOC (International Olympic Committee) in their own country or regions or the appointed tickets booking agents.

- 0:36 A.M. EST, Dec 4, 2007

China United Airlines to Open Three New Air Routes

China United Airlines is to open Beijing-Qiqihar, Beijing-Jinzhou and Beijing-Mianyang air routes, respectively on December 5th, 8th and 10th.

Boeing 737 for the three routes will take off from Beijing Nanyuan Airport, and the schedules are as follows:

Flight
Flight No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Date
Beijing-Qiqihar
KN2255
07:50
09:30
Wednesday
Friday
Sunday
Qiqihar-Beijing
KN2256
10:10
11:40
Beijing-Jinzhou
KN2911
08:10
09:00
Tuesday
Thursday
Saturday
Jinzhou-Beijing
KN2912
09:40
10:40
Beijing-Mianyang
KN2927
08:30
!0:55
Monday
Tuesday
Friday
Mianyang-Beijing
KN2928
11:35
13:30


 
- 0:34 A.M. EST, Dec 4, 2007

Nanjing-Pusan Air Route to Opened

China Eastern Airlines is to open Nanjing-Pusan international air route, passing via Yantai, as of December 9th, 2007.

There will be two flights every week on Wednesday and Sunday in the beginning, and then another flight will be added. The schedule based on local time for this route is as follows:

Flight
Flight No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Nanjing-Pusan
MU2961
14:50
19:00
Pusan-Nanjing
Mu2962
20:10
22:20


- 0:28 A.M. EST, Dec 3, 2007

The 22nd Yanqing Ice and Snow Tourism Festival to Begin

The 22nd Yanqing Ice and Snow Tourism Festival is to be held in and around Yanqing County of Beijing from December 10th, 2007 to the end of February, 2008.

During the festival, a series of activities will be held in Longqing Gorge, Shijinglong (石京龙) Ski Resort, Badaling (八达岭) Ski Resort and Xiadu (夏都) Park, including climbing Badaling Great Wall, ice lights admiring, ice and snow playing, hot spring soaking and New Year celebrating.

In addition, Longqing Gorge will hold the annual ice lantern festival then. On the theme of ‘2008 Beijing Olympic Games’, over 400 pieces of ice-lantern artworks will be exhibited in four exhibition areas.

- 0:27 A.M. EST, Dec 3, 2007

Shanghai: Schedule of 22 Trains to Adjusted

The schedule of 22 trains at or around Shanghai will be adjusted respectively as of November 29th and December 1st, 2007.

The updated schedule is as follows:

Train
Train No.
Arrival Time
Departure Time
Starting Date
Urumqi-Shanghai
T54/51
14:49
---
 
 
 
As of Nov. 29th
Ganzhou-Suzhou
K470
09:48
10:01
Beijing-Shanghai
1461
14:32
---
Shenyang-Shanghai
K190/187
16:44
---
Taiyuan-Shanghai
K374/371
16:29
---
Hengyang-Shanghai
Songjiang Station
1598
09:49
09:52
Macheng-Shanghai
Haining Station
2313/2312
09:15
09:33
Shanghai-Harbin
K56/57
---
09:55
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
As of Dec. 1st
Shanghai-Chengdu
K290/291
---
09:07
Shanghai-Xining
K376
---
08:37
Shanghai-Xinyang
K464/461
---
14:26
Shanghai-Chengdu
1352/1353
 
14:45
Nanjing-Fuzhou
2001
15:47 at Suzhou
15:54 at Suzhou
Suzhou-Ganzhou
K469
---
15:35 starting from
Suzhou
South Shanghai-Ningbo
T795
---
14:57
Ningbo-South Shanghai
T794
14:19
---
Shanghai-Chongqing
K71/74
---
14:21
Shanghai-Wuchang
K123/122
---
14:28
Shanghai-Jinggangshan
K271
---
14:40
Shanghai-Shaoyang
K575
 
14:48
Zhenjiang-Wenzhou
N437/440
14:40
15:16
Hangzhou-Tongling
5122/5133
---
08:19 starting from Hangzhou


- 0:11 A.M. EST, Nov 29, 2007

Hangzhou-Nanjing CRH Trains to Opened on Dec. 1st

Hangzhou-Nanjing CRH Trains is to be opened on December 1st, 2007, when it will only take four hours to travel between the two cities.

The train is made up of eight carriages which can carry 611 passengers. The ticket price of the whole trip is CNY 187 for the first class carriages and CNY 156 for the second class.

The schedule for the train is as follows:

Train
Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Stops
Hangzhou-Nanjing
D472
08:26
12:25
Shanghai, Suzhou,
Wuxi & Zhenjiang
Nanjing-Hangzhou
D471
12:42
16:42
Wuxi, Suzhou,
Kunshan & Shanghai


- 0:10 A.M. EST, Nov 29, 2007

Xian: Train Tickets Pre-sale Period Adjusted to Five Days as of Dec. 25th

As of December 25th, the pre-sale period of all the train tickets agencies in Xian will be adjusted from ten days to five days. Meanwhile, tickets from other places to Xian can't be bought in Xian any longer.

In addition, recently, Xian Railway Station has added some temporary passenger trains, and the general information is as follows:

Train
Train No.
Departure Time
Arrival Time
Xian-Taiyuan
L28
23:18
09:25 of the following day
Taiyuan-Xian
L27
23:56
10:59 of the following day
Xian-Guangzhou
L306
23:52
06:50 of the following day
Guangzhou-Xian
L305
11:34
16:06 of the following day
Xian-Korla
L453
06:41
11:49 of the third day
Korla-Xian
L454
16:07
00:43 of the fourth day
Xian-Urumqi
L29
14:14
06:34 of the third day
Urumqi-Xian
L30
16:17
11:34 of the thir5d day


- 1:29 A.M. EST, Nov 28, 2007

China National Gymnasium Opens Today

China National Gymnasium is opened to the public today (November 28th).

As of November 28th, a series of International Invitational Tournaments will be held in the gymnasium, including gymnastics, trampoline, handball and wheelchair basketball competitions. 104 athletes from 21 countries and regions will take part in the competitions.

- 1:27 A.M. EST, Nov 28, 2007

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