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Great post on budget China tour. China overflows with beautiful places to visit. Its charming riverside towns, Epic statues and buildings attractions for tourist. There are some ways to reduce the cost for china tour: Join a group tour to save money, choose cheaper guest houses and hotels etc.
i think who can use this Tips,Can have a inexpensive travel in China.
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china is very beautiful country.i am planning to travel in china to know about its culture,people etc. but money was my main concern. i read this article it is very useful for saving money during travel time.thanks for sharing. It would be very helpful for me.
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I just heard of this “soft seat” option… A couple of my friends gave me this tips and told me to get it, no matter how cheap the other ones would be 😉
I love languages though and would love to learn Chinese, it’s uplifting to read that you think it’s not as impossible as one might think 🙂
I love the fact that this article is dedicated to China! This beautiful country deserves all the attention, there is so much history, knowledge and beauty there, and so much to learn and explore. Thanks!
I’m going to implement your living on $25 a day on my next trip to China! I think that it’s completely doable.
Have a great time in China!
It was the first time I visit this blog, and here I found a lot of interesting info related trip to china. thanks, your article has inspired me
I like how you made your blog personal, the pictures are amazing, and the tips are great. Very useful. I try to be as careful as possible while I’m on a trip, however splurging once in a while is nice 🙂
ive been reading your blog and i find most of your statements wrong.i myself have been living in china for more than 5 years and i believe all the things u said arent really true about china.for example while taking a standing ticket the chances are very less that a chinese will offer you a seat as most of them are selfish and rude.And the part where a meal costs 65 cents,cmon thats just basic street food noodles ,u cant eat them everyday as they are really unhealthy and dirty .I have found that chinese are really biased and racial towards foreigners especially people of darker tone.Maybe u say that they will pay for u,that would mostly apply if ur white skin(chinese love ppl of white skin,specially if u are blonde with blue eyes) .Other races like black they seem to feel disgusted by it.I say this from experience of having lived here for a long time?and they always try to cheat ur money if ur a foreigner.So i suggest tell the whole picture of china instead of just painting it all lovey-dovey…
Hi Rozay, I am sorry that you have had a bad experience in China. If you don’t like it why do you live there? We had a lovely experience in China and it seems that Agness had a wonderful experience too. We also travelled with people from of a different race and they were treated with great respect.
Its not cuz i love to live here ,i came to do my masters in dermatology here but it seems even the education system is a joke here.U ppl say u had a good time cuz u havent seen th e real face of chine when it comes to serious matters.I wouldnt blame u ,u need to be able to look beyond what u just see.though.Anyways im getting the hell outta here as soon as im done
China and India are on my list for a long time, but it is hard to choose where to start with and schedule where to go and how many days to stay. These are nice tips though but it would be also nice to hear some information on what to see as well.
I liked how some of your tips suggested to take advantage of the well-known Chinese hospitality:) I’m a budget traveller myself, I’ve recently made a trip to Toronto on a budget, but I’ve never been to any exotic destination, like China. But I consider your tips really inspiring, especially the “teacher scenario”. Thank you, I’ve learned something new.
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I know a couple of friends who have taught English in China and they all said it was a fun and relatively easy way to make money while abroad. Most of my friends were study abroad students though so they might have had easier access to teaching opportunities but i would love to give it a shot. Most of my friends were study abroad students though so they might of had more opportunity to teach english. I recently wrote a page on some of the places I would most like to visit around the world but I have yet to add a destination in China. Do you have any suggestions on places to visit for a novice world traveler? Travel Around the World: Best Places to Go
These are some tips one wouldn’t think of. Thanks! Something I’ve seen in Asian countries is how friendly they become and paying for everything when we go out with them as part of their hospitality. Love the photo of Hallelujah Mountains.
Thanks guys a lot for publishing it. It reminds me of my China experience 🙂
Wow, how much is “a little Chinese”? I’m always under the impression that Chinese is incredibly difficult to master 🙂 Nice tips anyway, really want to visit China soon 🙂
For the most part, I agree with what debndave say. 4 rmb is now about 65 cents, but still a bargain for a delicious breakfast. However, you should be able to eat a decent meal for less than 100 rmb if you go to a local restaurant if you are traveling in out of the way places like the authors mention and eat like locals. I have only had to travel with a standing ticket a couple of times. Maybe it’s because I look like a healthy geezer, but I have had to go without a seat. I sat with the other “standing ticket” holders in the dining car. English teaching jobs are getting harder and harder to find in the big cities; out of the way cities are easier if you are younger. Over 60 are increasingly in the “Need Not Apply” category. http://www.eslemployment.com is one place to look; a site to fill yourself in on the pitfalls of living in China is http://www.middlekingdom.com One reason to learn Chinese is so you feel comfortable staying in Chinese hotels. I stay mostly in a chain 7Days Inn. Their website is only in Chinese (you can hobble along with Google Translate), but the hotels give you a fairly clean hotel, with 24/7 hot water (many Chinese hotels that cater to locals turn the hot water off about 2 a.m.), a western mattress, and a high speed internet connection, usually for less than 200 rmb ($32). But the staff usually doesn’t know English so you do have to use Chinese to check in and out and for things you might need to tell them.
Hi, thank you so much for this article. We travel a lot but China has always been a dreamdestination.And after reading your article it looks like China will be our next trip. It was very inspiring:) how would you recommend to go about it if one would like to get a job in China as an englushteacher?Best regards,Charlie/maHzTravel
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Good tips, prices in China do depend a lot on where you are. The less touristy places definitely are cheaper, and there is still plenty to see there. And you should most definitely eat local food in China, it’s damn awesome!
China has been on my ‘maybe’ list for so long. It’s seem like such an important destination in terms of the massive portion of the world living there, but there are some things that put me off too e.g., pollution, spitting and other gross habits, attempts at overcharging, and that I don’t typically like Chinese food. I’m not sure whether I’d enjoy it or not.
Are there any particular small cities or towns you recommend?
30 Traveler: Check out Pingyao up north for a dose of old-school Chinese culture, Shangri-La for a piece of heaven (albeit all of Yunnan is pretty much pollution and people free heaven), the Three Gorges Hike, and Qingdao. All these smaller places may be what you’re looking for. Here’s my China travel guide so you can see photos of each: http://www.livingif.com/destinations/china/
Great tips! China is high on my list of places to visit…it’s just that there is so much to see that I don’t even know where to begin!
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