|Detian Waterfall Scenic Area, China / Vietnam Border, Nanning|
|The Garden of the World Horticultural Expo, Kunming|
|Jiaxiu Pavilion, Guiyang|
Why China ? I love to visit China ever since my first package tour to China (Beijing, Tianjin & Chengde) in Sept 1997 ! I had so far visited all the provinces of China (over 20 trips) except Tibet which requires a separate entry permit other than a normal visa. Capital cities which I target to visit in the near future are Nanchang, Hefei, Shijiazhuang, Jinan, Taiyuan & Lhasa - so I am still chasing my China Dream !
For this no frill, free & easy visit to South western China covering Nanning (Guangxi), Kunming (Yunnan) & Guiyang (Guizhou), my 10 days visit to these 3 cities was quite a relaxing one, using mainly high speed trains for inter-city travels with a relatively short travelling time of 2-5 hrs & above all, very comfortable rides. We spent a total of 4 nights (3 on arrival & 1 night on departure) in Nanning, 3 nights in Kunming & 2 nights in Guiyang. These allowed us to see & get a feel of the old & vibrant city of Nanning, Kunming & Guiyang as my last visit to Kunming & Guiyang was in Sept 1998, 21 years ago !
In each of the cities, we used public transport ie city buses & Metro to visit the various tourist attractions. The highlight of this visit was a 13 hour day trip by bus from Nanning to Daxin County to see the magnificent Detian Waterfalls located near the China & Vietnam border !
The hotels we booked online were close to Metro stations & the surrounding areas had many food stalls (small eats) so with decent food & lodging - this makes our stay in these 3 cities a very pleasant one ! I shall return to China for another visit soon !
If you have yet to visit Nanning, Kunming & Guiyang, start planning one ! Just make 3 online hotel (ideally 4 nights stay in each city) & high speed train bookings covering your visit to these 3 cities & your dreams of seeing these 3 magnificent natural wonders in South western China ie Detian Waterfalls (Nanning), Stone Forest (Kunming) & Huanguoshu Waterfall (Anshun, Guizhou) could be easily fulfiled soon !
Visa fee: Rm100
3) Guiyang North > Nanning East - CNY268 + CNY30
Metro / City Bus: CNY74
Long Distance Bus: CNY153
Entrance fees : CNY75 (seniors)
Shuttle Bus (Detian Waterfall) : CNY35
Airport Shuttle Bus (Nanning) : CNY40
City Taxi : CNY46 (twin sharing)
Airport (Sky Bus) : Rm6
Airport Taxi : Rm73
Travel Itinerary: Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) > Nanning (Guangxi) > Kunming (Yunnan) > Guiyang (Guizhou) > Nanning (Guangxi) > Kuala Lumpur
|Map of Guangxi, Kunming & Guizhou, South Western China|
Travel Highlights :
|Qingxiu Shan, Nanning|
|World Horticultural Expo Garden, Kunming|
|Jiaxiu Lou, Guiyang|
My Good Old Days in Kunming (Yunnan) & Guiyang and Anshun (Guizhou) - Sept 1998; while still working I signed up a package tour in China and visited Kunming & Guiyang together with one of my office colleagues .... this happened 21 years ago !
1) Kunming, Yunnan
|Shilin Stone Forest, Kunming (1998)|
|Daguan Pavilion, Kunming - Yunnan (1998)|
|Kunming Ethic Village - Yunnan (1998)|
|Golden Temple (Jin Dian), Kunming - Yunnan (1998)|
|Alu Ancient Cave, Yunnan (1998)|
2) Guiyang & Anshun, Guizhou
|Huangguoshu Waterfall, Anshun - Guizhou (1998)|
|Miao Village, Guizhou (1998)|
|Dragon Palace (Longgong) Caves, Anshun - Guizhou (1998)|
|HongFenghu, Guiyang - Guizhou (1998)|