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June, July and August are the rainy season in Xishuangbanna, which means
there will be one or two showers daily. Rain comes and stops quickly.
There will all kinds of fresh fruit in this season, but the temperature
may be warm (though accommodations will be air-conditioned). Nightlife
will be quite alive, and Xishuangbanna will not be crowded since it is
not the peak tourist season yet.
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The website above is in Chinese. If necessary, you can try using
the Babelfish translator: http://babelfish.altavista.com/
AIRPORT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you want to take advantage of conference organized transportation
to and from the Jinghong Airport on July 6 and July 10, you must provide
us with your arrival and departure time, date, and flight number. We
must receive this information by 10 June 2005. We may
be able to accommodate other arrival and departure dates, as well.
email this to Alan.Lew@nau.edu
- Most overseas visitors to China will require a Visa. You must apply
for a Tourist/Family Visit (Type L) visa. Do not apply for a
business-type visa. You can obtain a visa from an Embassy or Consulate
of the People's Republic of China.
- For U.S. residents, you cannot apply directly to a consulate or
embassy by mail. You must either appear in person or use a intermediary
service. I have found the Visa
Mail Service to be less expensive and very efficient, but there
are also many other services out there.
- These are the best directions that I have found on how to fill
out the visa form: http://www.zvs.com/site/Instructions/CHN
-- according to this site:
- For the purpose of your visit, indicate "Tourism"
- For inviting organization or person, indicate "Not
- If you are going on the POST-CONFERENCE
FIELD TRIP, you will need to get a Double Entry
Visa for China -- once for the conference (and start of the
Field Trip) and once again at the end of the Field Trip.
- For your Visa to Myanmar, Laos and Thailand:
Please email of fax your passport information to Dr. Alan Lew by
May 15, 2005. Email
this information to firstname.lastname@example.org
or Fax to +1-928-523-2275.
- Full name
- Date of birth
- Place of birth (country)
- Residency (country)
- Passport No.
- Date of expiry
- Date of issue
- Place of issue
- Country Code (if any)
- Identity Card No. (if any)
- Hve you ever visited Myanmar, Laos, or Thailand? If yes, please
indicate which countries and when you visited last them
- Please bring 12 passport-size photos (about 3cm x 3cm or 1.5in
x 1.5in) - These do not have to be official passport photos.
- You will need to provide your passport and 12 photos to the Field
Trip organizers shortly after your arrival in Xishuangbanna for
final issuance of the visas. Note that you will need these even
if you are not required to have a visa for Thailand, which is the
case for many of the Field Trip participants.
Immunizations - You might want to consider immunization,
especially for the Field Trip. For more information, visit:
FLIGHTS TO & FROM JINGHONG, CHINA
Jinghong = JHG (oxp)
- about US$300 r/t Bangkok-Xishuangbanna (Jinghong)
- about US$600+ r/t Beijing-Jinghong
The nearest large city is Kunming, which has daily flights to Jinghong.
Some things to know about getting to/from Jinghong:
Most domestic flights
in China are not finalized until three months prior to a flight's
You can book an international
flight at any time to one of the major cities of China that are connected
to Jinghong. Kunming has daily flights to Jinghong
Domestic flights in
China do not have discounted round-trips. A round-trip flight is the
same price as two one-way tickets
- The cheapest way to get to Jinghong might be to fly to Bangkok and
connect on Bangkok Airways. However, these flights are not every day
of the week, so you may need to arrive a day earlier and leave a day
later than the conference.
for Tourism Research and Planning, Zhongshan (Sun Yat-Sen) University,
- Department of Geogaphy,
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