high-speed rail

Buddhist sculpture and art

New China High-Speed Rail Connections Making Travel Even Easier

In 2016, China will be crisscrossing the country with even more high-speed railways. This is good news for travelers because rail is a great way to see China. There are no delays and no tedious...
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Candles in a Buddhist temple

WildChina does not recommend the Beijing to Shanghai rail

For transfers between Beijing and Shanghai, WildChina highly suggests that travelers do not take the high-speed railway due to reports of massive delays and the need for improved service standards. Please note that no WildChina...
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Chinese door in Hutong alley

A Weekend in Shanghai

A few posts ago, we announced the opening of the commercial high-speed rail that connects passengers between Beijing and Shanghai in less than 5 hours: a remarkable feat. Before the high-speed rail opened on July...
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Fisherman in YangShuo

New High-speed Rail Lines to Connect China’s East and West

While many countries are talking about the travel possibilities afforded by high-speed rail, China is busy turning those possibilities into on-the-ground realities. On January 11, two new high-speed rail lines will connect Shanghai to two...
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Girl praying at an ancient temple

China’s high-speed ambitions to give travelers more options

Just a decade ago long ago, most rail service in China was well-run, punctual and very, very slow. As the countryside rolled by slowly, it was difficult not to think about how nice it would...
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Man looking after cattle on the Tibetan plateau

New Shanghai – Hangzhou high-speed rail line unveiled

High-speed rail in China In the next few years, much of China’s rail network will be converted to high-speed rail, allowing travelers and goods to move around the country at unprecedented speeds. Today China took...
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