Important Note : Contrary to the other Zones,
this section is not complete as I did not visit it recently. The latest
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The Provinces ? Fujian / Jiangxi / Anhui / Zhejiang / Shanghai / Jiangsu / Shandong
Why go there ? Because developed China contains localities of great historical values as well as some of the best parks and mountains scenery of the country.
Drawback ? The high cost of accommodations
How long ? Around three weeks from South to North or the reverse...
Suggested itineraries :
The itinerary on the left, personally tested only in part and some time ago, is suitable for backpackers who wishes to visit China thoroughly. It connects with the itineraries "South-West", "Center-West" and "Center-North". Please refer to each Locality for more information, when available.
We tried to make those itineraries as complete as possible. Other options & connections to shorten the trip are off course possible. Refer to each Province for the appropriate trains' schedules.
The following abbreviations are used : L = luxury / N = night / S = sleeper (bus)
The numbers on the right of each locality column correspond to the recommended number of nights to spend in one place or on the move.