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Get informed about getting around in China. You would know about getting around in places like Beijing and Shanghai.

Getting Around in China

Know how to get around in various towns of China like Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Qinhuangdao, Qingdao and Sheyang.

Getting Around in Shanghai
Shanghai has an efficient transport system. Buses are the cheapest way to move around the city. Shanghai Railway Station, People's Square, Xujiahui, and Zhongshan Park, are the hubs of public bus network. Shanghai metro is the best way to explore the city. There are four main subway lines in Shanghai. These are Shanghai Railway Station-XinZhuang, Zhongshan Park-Zhangjiang Gaoke, Shanghai South Railway Station- JIangwan Town, and Shan Road- Da Mu Qiao Road. You could hire taxis to move around. Ferry services link Shanghai's Pudong and Puxi areas.

Getting Around in Beijing
Best way to move around in Beijing is subway. By riding the subway you could beat the traffic chaos in Beijing. You could hire taxis to reach anywhere in Beijing. Buses are another way to travel around Beijing and these are cheap too. But, the problem one would face while moving in taxis and buses is of communication. English is almost non-existent and foreign tourists are of course ignorant of Chinese. So you better ask your hotel staff or Chinese friends to write your destinations in Chinese in a paper. You hand the paper to taxi-driver or bus-conductor and you would be able to conveniently reach your destination. Many of Beijing scenic attractions are serviced by bus. While traveling in a crowded bus, you should be careful of your wallet.

An interesting way of traveling around certain places in Beijing is waterway. Two waterways available in Beijing are Changhe course and Kunyuhe course. Changhe course is nine kilometers long, running from the Kunmen Hu to the Beizhanhou Hu. Kunyu course runs ten kilometers from Kunmen Hu to Yuyuan Tan. You could also a few of places on a bicycle which is a popular mode of transport among the Chinese.

Getting Around in Hong Kong
Mass Transit Railway (MTR) is the most efficient transport system in Hong Kong. Using the MTR, one could travel in faster and most convenient way. Bus service is the backbone of public transport system in Hong Kong. Many of these buses are double-deckers. In front part of these buses, final destinations are displayed in English and Chinese languages. One could also avail taxi services or rent a car. Rickshaws in Hong Kong are now a tourist attraction. Ferry services connect Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the Outlying Islands, Macau and Mainland China.

Getting Around Qingdao
Local buses are the cheapest way to move around Qingdao. Air-conditioned tourist bus would take around the city for sightseeing. One could also hire taxis for the purpose. The ferryboat links Qingdao Old City to Huangdao.

Getting Around Tianjin
Tianjin metro is the best way to move around the city. City buses are the cheapest way to travel in Tianjin. However, the language could pose a problem while traveling in a bus. Tianjin light railway is considered the longest throughout China with two departure stations. The city also has an efficient taxi service.

Getting Around in Shenyang
The cheapest way to move around the city is the city buses. More than 3,000 buses move in the roads of Shenyang. The city also has a good taxi system which helps the visitors to move around the city conveniently.