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Planning a journey to China from Los Angeles can be intimidating. There are a few points to do prior to you travel that is needed, like ensuring your passport is current and getting a visa for China. After that, you'll require to do some travel plan planning to ensure you see every little thing you want to and have time for. As well as naturally, you will certainly intend to do a little analysis of rules as well as just how to browse China. A little pre-trip preparation will help you have a wonderful trip during your traveling to China.
For those staying in Los Angeles, flying to China is unbelievably very easy and hassle-free, as a myriad of direct trips to Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong leave from LAX. Internet sites like eLong, Expedia as well as Orbitz are all wonderful sources when it comes to scheduling trips from Los Angeles to China. Airlines offering flights to China include:
United Airlines, Air Canada, Asiana Airlines, Korean Air, Dragonair, Air China, China Eastern, China Southern, Hainan Airlines, British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, Swiss Air, Continental Airlines, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Cathay Pacific.
Obviously, in a nation as vast as China it can be pretty daunting in figuring out where to go as well as what to see. Below is a list of China's most preferred destinations, which will certainly offer you an idea of the sort of trip you desire.
The Forbidden City: The Forbidden City, or Palace Museum, sits at the center of Beijing, directly north of Tiananmen Square where the famous portrait of Mao Zedong hangs on the palatial crimson wall. It was the imperial seat for Ming and Qing dynasty emperors from 1420 until 1912 when the last emperor, Pu Yi, abdicated. It was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987.
The Great Wall: The Great Wall winds its means throughout China covering over 6,000 miles (9,850 km). While the current building and construction took place after 1368 throughout the Ming Dynasty, construction of the Great Wall began over 1,500 years back. In fact, the Great Wall is in fact composed of a variety of interconnecting walls covering China that different empires and warlords created for many years. Fortunately, the Great Wall sits around Beijing so it is conveniently reachable from Beijing. Great Wall Adventure Club offers hiking on the Great Wall from one to 12 days including camping in ancient watchtowers.
Terracotta Warriors: Uncovered in 1974 when a neighboring farmer was digging a well, the terracotta army, buried in 210 BC with the very first emperor of the Qin empire, is an impressive sight. The countless life-size numbers have individually special faces as well as hair as well as armor styles appropriate to their rank. The museum of the Terracotta Warriors is located in Xi'an, Shanxi district. You can fly or take the bullet train to go to xian from Beijing or Shanghai.
Hangzhou: China's "Paradise on Earth", Hangzhou is a lovely town hall around the well known West Lake. This green city contains yards, relaxing holy places, and structures and dynamic historic streets to venture with. Capitals surrounding the city grom the famed longjing tea. Hangzhou is close to Shanghai yet is a much more easygoing, cultural city.
The Bund: The Bund, implying embankment, was traditionally the seat of Shanghai's most effective business owners in the late 1800s and very early 1900s. The Bund is a remarkable location to see instances of Shanghai's rich building history, highlighted by the HSBC Structure, integrated 1923 and at the time claimed to be "the most elegant building between the Suez Canal and also the Bering Strait."
Giant Pandas: Heading out to Chengdu is a great way to get a taste of Sichuan as well as an in-depth understanding of Giant Pandas at the Breeding Research Base. You may also spend a full day to prepare food for pandas, feed them and clean their house as a volunteer.
Karst Mountains in Yangshuo: Highlighting the 20 RMB (Chinese yuan) note, the karst hills in Guilin are famously attractive in China. Situated in the south of China in Guangxi province, they can best be checked out from Yangshuo, a village outside Guilin, a major city in Guangxi Province. Visitors can hike the Rice Terrace and enjoy an exciting bamboo rafting on Yulong River.
Potala Palace: Currently a Chinese museum, the Potala Royal residence was generally the seat of the Dalai Lama, Tibetan Buddhists' spiritual leader. Famous for its enforcing white wall surfaces surrounding the internal red royal residence, the structure rests at 3,700 meters or over 12,000 feet. The Potala Royal residence is located in Lhasa, the funding of the Tibetan Autonomous Region.
Chinese tourist visa (L-visa) is required for all American passport holders. The Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles is where you will apply for this visa. However, our guests frequently complain the information on the Chinese Consulate's Website doesn't get updated sitewide and creates trouble for the application process.
You should apply for your visa about 1.5-2 months before your actual trip, just to be safe. Here is the address for the Los Angeles consulate:
Chinese Consulate-General in Los Angeles, CA
Visa Office: 3rd Floor, 500 Shatto Place, Los Angeles, CA 90020
Hours: M-F 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Great Wall Adventure Club will be very glad to assist you with the preparation of the Invitation Letter required by the Chinese visa office and offers you other tips on how to obtain a visa successfully.
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