|Merry Christmas to all my readers|
|The spectacular Jiangnan scenery|
|CNY30 for a Hop On red bus in Shanghai|
Travel Itinerary : Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) > Hangzhou > Nanjing > Qingdao > Shanghai / Zhujiajio > Hangzhou > Kuala Lumpur
Total expenses incurred (13 days) : CNY2,933 + Rm941 = Rm2,953 (US$680)
Airport Taxi: Rm83
Airport shuttle bus: CNY40
Air Ticket (Air Asia) : Rm742
Travel Insurance: Rm116
Hotels (12 nights - Double) : CNY2,032=CNY1,016 per pax
- Hanting Hotel, Hangzhou (4 nights) - CNY580
- Nanjing (2 nights) - CNY356
- Qingdao (2 nights) - CNY200
- Jinjiang Inn, Shanghai (4 nights) - CNY896
High Speed Trains (total): CNY1,080
- Hangzhou>Nanjing - CNY117
- Nanjing>Qiandao - CNY398
- Qingdao>Shanghai - CNY518
- Shanghai>Hangzhou - CNY47
Entrance fee (Qingdao Beer Museum): CNY25 (Seniors)
Tour bus (Shanghai>Zhujiajio & return) : CNY24
Boat (Grand Canal) : CNY6
Exchange Rates: CNY1=Rm(Ringgit Malaysia)$0.686; Rm$1=CNY1.46; US$1=Rm4.34
|Map of Eastern China|
- West Lake Cultural Landscape of Hangzhou
For comfort & time saving, we used high speed trains ( average speed 200 - 300km per hr) for our travels from Hangzhou to Nanjing, Qingdao & Shanghai. However, there were tight security checks in major train & metro stations including airport check-in as well.
As Jiangnan & Jiangsu regions are famous for their beautiful lakes, gardens and natural landscapes and Air Asia's low airfare from Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou or Shanghai ( average 5-6 hrs flight time), I probably could like to make another visit to this region and the cities I am targeting to visit are Yangzhou, Ningbo, Zhengjiang, Thousand Islands & the Water Towns of Zhonzhuang, Xitang & Wuzhen. I hope I could make this dream comes true in the near future !
As we will be kissing goodbye to 2015 soon, I would like to take this opportunity to wish all my readers a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in 2016 ! May 2016 be a great travelling year for you ! Happy travelling !!!
" Remember that happiness is a way of travelling - not a destination "
|West Lake, Hangzhoiu|
|Qinhuai River, Nanjing|
|Qingdao Beer Museum|
|Oriental Pearl TV Tower, Pudong|
Zhujiajiao Water Town, Shanghai
|Fangseng Bridge (1571)|
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