Free as a backpacker !
You will find in this free travel guide lots of tips and
most of the budget info you need to prepare your trip to China on a shoestring ("before"), live your backpacking adventure in the best conditions ("during") and share your experience with other backpackers ("after") plus a photos gallery, a backpacking forum, surveys on the
localities in China (backpacker 's ratings), travelogues, an essay in French,
links to other travel guidebook on China or related budget information etc. All in one convenient stop ! Go for it :
backpack China with pass planet !
If you know what you are looking for in China, use the Search Form to find backpacking info. Otherwise, have a look at the backpacker's Index or
let Passplanet be your free guidebook to China
The original features of this free backpacking travel guide to China include :
- Budget & practical travel information about chinese localities only.
- Ratings of the localities by the backpackers themselves : more than 60 localities precisely covered in
- What to do there & what you may not like while you backpack China
- The cheapest budget accommodations (guesthouse or hostel on a shoestring ) for backpackers
- The various transportations' options for easy backpacking
- Travel information on how to save money
- Lots of backpacker's photos in special sections
- A guidebook with frequent updates
But Passplanet will, hopefully, be more than a free backpacking travel guide to
China & Asia. My ambition is to make it a place where backpackers can freely exchange the latest info from "on the road" of the asian countries and communicate with each others. In the world of backpacking, information indeed changes with the blowing of the winds. But while a guidebook is out of date by the time it reaches the shelves, a web site can be updated daily.
Pass planet will strive to keep the budget information about China warm !
But to achieve the above, we need your help & support. Passplanet is not supposed to be a single backpacker's journey and travel guide. There are too many trips ahead.
China, Asia and the world are too vast to be covered by one individual. Let's share !
Everyone is welcome to join the backpacking adventure and submit travel information !
Passplanet is looking for new backpackers, budget writers, partners and ideas on a shoestring. And Passplanet also counts on you for its promotion. If you find it useful, please give the direction to other backpackers.
The more traffic, the more updated info in the future to backpack China !
Passplanet is also a place of exchange related to China. Beside all the forms which allow you to share your budget info about asian countries, experiences about a place, Passplanet also hosts a forum and a links section to other travel guide. You are welcome to submit your own travel web site in the latter and benefit from Passplanet's growing popularity in the world of backpacking on a shoestring.
Together, let's keep Passplanet as free & independent as a backpacker so more and more people can use this free travel guide to backpack
I wish you a good backpacking experience, on the site and around China !
@ @ CHINA @ @ @
The other Planet !
of China ? : An impressive country
with a unique culture to match and the most diverse scenery of Asia
>> Why go
to China ? Submerge yourself in a different
world and relativate your own culture / Graduate as an Asian backpacker / Keep busy for a couple of months /
Eventually make your own opinion about all
the media fuss / Visit before the crowd / Test all the cheap local
of China ?
The language barrier / The
relative higher cost / The size of the place and time it takes to
visit thoroughly / The apparent ruddiness of the Chinese people /
The lack of good cheap beaches /
>> Cultural Highlights
of China ? Great Wall & Forbidden
City (Beijing) / Buddhist Caves (Datong) / Terracotta warriors (Xi'an) /
Minorities villages & traditions (Lijiang, Langmusi,...) /
>> Natural Highlights
of China ? Karsts Peaks (Yangshuo) / Rice
Terraces (Guangxi & Yunnan) / Tiger Leaping Gorge (Yunnan Province) / Sacred Mountains / Sand
dunes (Dunhuang) /
>> How long
in China ? You would need 5 months to see it all but
a good tour can also be done in 2 months.
for China ? $20 per day (room) if traveling all
around. But as low as $5 per day if retiring in a minority village...
Visa ? Required. 3 months tourist visa for
about US$16 in Hong Kong.
>> When to go
in China ? Any time as it is big enough to find
suitable weather in one part. Temperatures dip well below zero during winter in
the north. Very hot during summer. Best season = Autumn
- ASIA - China - HK & Macau - Thailand - Laos - Cambodia - Vietnam -
Myanmar - Malaysia - Singapore
a backpacking travel guide to China !