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When is the best time to visit Dalian?

Thursday, February 24th, 2011
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Plan your Dalian Tour? Dalian, which has gained the name “Hong Kong of Northern China”, is a young city located at the tip of China’s Liaodong Peninsular. Dalian is a very popular destination among Chinese tourists and foreign visitors.

The four seasons of Dalian are distinct with neither extremely cold weather in winter nor extremely hot weather in summer.

When planning a trip to Dalian, one of the frequently asked questions is “When is the best time to visit Dalian?” The best time for traveling Dalian is from May to September in each year when the weather is comfortable.

If not putting the weather into a consideration, then there is no good or bad time to tour Dalian. Every season has its own feature. Check out below to have some information on each season:

Dalian in Spring
Spring in Dalian begins in Early March. Springtime is also a nice season to visit Dalian although it’s a little more prone to rain. Spring in Dalian is a season of recovery. The flowers and trees are in blossom.

If you visit Dalian in April, don’t miss the Cherry Blossom Festival in Longwangtang Reservoir at Lvshun of Dalian.

 Cherry Blossom Festival in Longwangtang Reservoir

Cherry Blossom Festival in Longwangtang Reservoir

Dalian in Summer
Summer in Dalian is not that hot. The number of day that highest temperature surpasses 30℃ is only 12 or so. For tourists who like eating seafood, July and August are not the good time. because the sea is closed at this time.

But for tourists who like jumping into the Xinghai Bay Beach or Golden Pebble Beach to have a bath, enjoying the cool overwhelming, it’s just in time. Unfortunately, since Dalian is a port city, it is sometimes plagued by monsoon in summer.

Important notice: from July to August, there is a yearly beer festival known as Dalian International Beer Festival that is held at Xinhai Square.  Don’t miss the festival to drink like a fish!

Dalian International Beer Festival

Dalian International Beer Festival

Dalian in Autumn
Autumn is the best season to visit Dalian. The seawater is cool and the crowds are faded in September of Dalian, but the beauty of Dalian doesn’t gone together with the weather and crowds.

Fall is the best time to have seafood. The International Fashion Festival is held in the fall.

Important notice: the world famous Dalian International Fashion Festival will be held at the Xinhai Square Exhibition Center in late September every year.  This festival is often nicknamed as a  fashion Carnival.

Dalian International Fashion Festival

Dalian International Fashion Festival

Dalian in Winter
Winter in Dalian can be very cold and wet, but not nearly as bad as those seen in nearby cities further inland such as in Shenyang.

January is the coldest with an average temperature of minus 5℃.  As it becomes cold, the Ice Lanterns Festival in Bingyugou begins, and the hunting in hunting ground of Jinshitan is also welcome.

Ice Lanterns Festival in Bingyugou

Ice Lanterns Festival in Bingyugou

Tip:  Hassle-free Dalian Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Dalian:

 Dalian Cruise Port Day Tour from US$69
Dalian 3 Day Tour from US$225 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Dalian
When is the best time to visit Dalian
Dalian Taxi

Any questions, just drop a line.

Dandong Taxi: Dandong Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011
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Dandong, previously known as Andong, is a city in the Liaoning province, China. It is on the border between China and North Korea. Dandong is the largest and most beautiful borderline city in China.  If you want to hire a car with driver in Dandong, please check out the link Dandong Car Rental.

Taxi Models in Dandong
Santana is the mainly model of taxi in Dandong. Others are Jetta, Red-flag, Honda and Hyundai.

Dandong Taxi Fares:
•RMB 5 within 2 kilometer
•RMB 2 for each extra kilometer

Dandong Taxi Company Bookings
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following which are the companies with the longest history in Dandong:

•Dandong Anda Taxi Company            Add:No.20. Bawei Road, Yaxing Distric, Dandong
•Dandong Haiyun Taxi Company          Tel: 0415-3121473

Hailing a Dandong City Taxi
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, the Airport, Bus stop, Scenic Spots, and Hotel

Dandong Taxi rider’s rights
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Dandong
Your car driver knows the streets in Dandong and the way to major destinations in Dandong;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tip

Dandong Taxi Stands
There is no taxi stands in Dandong city. People are used to hailing a taxi anywhere they feel safe and convenient.

Dandong Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem with a taxi in Dandong, please contact the following:
•Dandong Taxi Complaining No.: 0415-12580

 Dandong Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•It is hard for you to find a taxi in the distant west to the east area of the city.
•Dandong Airport –Dandong Railway Station: RMB25
•Dandong Airport – City Center: RMB30-40

Tip:  Hassle-free Dandong Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Dandong:

Dandong Highlight Day Tour from US$ 109p/p

Beijing Dandong Tour from US$310 p/p

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Dandong
Dandong Taxi

Any questions, just drop a line.

Shenyang Taxi: Shenyang Taxi Fares, Tips and Phones

Friday, January 7th, 2011
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Shenyang Taxi Quantity
Plan your Shenyang tour? At the time of my writing, Shenyang has 170,000 registered taxis operated by 193 taxi companies according to the statistics. And Shenyang is favored with a very good public transportation system. It is convenient to take taxi in the city.

If you need to hire a car with driver for your transfer or full day use, please check out the link: Shenyang Car Rental with Driver.

Taxi Models in Shenyang
As for the brand of  taxis here in Shenyang, there are Jettta, Santana, Zhonghuan and the like.

Shenyang Taxi Fares:
•A flat fee of RMB 8 covers the first 3km
•RMB1 with each additional 550 meter
•RMB9 for the first 3km at night.
•If you choose the air-conditioned taxi, the flag-all price is RMB 9

Shenyang Taxi Company Bookings
If you need to book a taxi, please make the call as following:
旭龙 Xulong: 024-86222222
安运 Anyun: 024 – 96158

Hailing a Shenyang City Taxi
•The best places to hail a taxi is near the Station, Scenic Spots, as well as Hotel.

Shenyang Taxi rider’s rights
As a taxi rider, you have the rights below:
Direct drive to your destination and no compulsory car pooling
Go to any destination in and beyond Shenyang
Your car driver knows the streets in Shenyang and the way to major destinations in Shenyang;
Your driver should know and abide by all traffic laws;
Air-conditioning on demand;
A radio-free trip;
No Smoking
A clean passenger seat area;
A clean trunk
A driver uses the horn only when necessary to warn of danger;
No Tipping

Shenyang Taxi Stands
There are no particular taxi stands in Shenyang. People just hail a taxi anywhere it is safe.
Shenyang Taxi Complaints
If you have any problem or lost your stuff in a taxi in Shenyang, please contact the following:
Shenyang Taxi Complaining No.  Tel: 024-96123

Shenyang Taxi Useful Information
•Using a meter instead of bargaining with the cab driver
•Refusing a forced pooling taxi
•Shenyang Airport-Shengyang Downtown: RMB 60
•Shenyang Airport-Shenyang Railway Station: RMB 70-80

Tip: Hassle-free Shenyang Guided Tours
If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Shenyang:

Shenyang Highlight Day Tour   from US$ 109 p/p
Shenyang – North Korea 4 Day Tour  from US$ 1029 p/p

 

Further Readings


Top 10 Attractions in Shenyang
Top 10 10 Attractions in Northeast China

Shenyang Car Rental with Driver

Any questions, just drop  line.