Yuanyang & Luoping


Dec 8, 2007
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Tanah Merah
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Looking to go to YY and LP in early MAR. Any one with local guide/driver contact over there ?

TIA.
 

mayhemics

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Looking to go to YY and LP in early MAR. Any one with local guide/driver contact over there ?

TIA.
are you going to yy directly by yourself? not hard to find a driver-guide on the spot in yy, particularly if you stay in one of the villages. but if you're talking about being driven from kunming to yy, that's more challenging. can't comment on lp as i've not been there.
 

Dec 8, 2007
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Tanah Merah
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are you going to yy directly by yourself? not hard to find a driver-guide on the spot in yy, particularly if you stay in one of the villages. but if you're talking about being driven from kunming to yy, that's more challenging. can't comment on lp as i've not been there.

Looking for driver from Kunming to YY and LP. Will doing this over a 5 day period.
 

Avonez

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Looking for driver from Kunming to YY and LP. Will doing this over a 5 day period.
I think 5 days is too short for both places. I spent 5 days at LuoPing last March including travelling time. I cancelled Yuan Yang as I didn't have enough time but I found out that you can seek taxi drivers there who can refer you driver contacts to Yuan Yang for 1000rmb. LuoPing is a small town and the ppl are generally friendly. Good luck with getting the rapeseed bloom timing and the weather right in Luo Ping.

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/land-city-scapes-travel/1063400-sojourn-luo-ping-march-2012-a.html

China is changing rapidly. Kunming now has a new airport that is further away from the city, hence the switch from air to rail/bus will be different from what I have described in my travelogue.
 

esoeij

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I would be interested in the answer too! Does anyone have information on the bus schedules n bus services between Kunming n YY? How far is the Kunming bus station from the airport? Thanks!
 

Daoyin

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I would be interested in the answer too! Does anyone have information on the bus schedules n bus services between Kunming n YY? How far is the Kunming bus station from the airport? Thanks!
Kunming has a new airport since middle of last year. So it will not be near. The old one was very convenient.
 

SMC

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There is Airport Shuttle bus from the ChangShui Airport to Kunming City. There are a few routes, all end up in some hotels. I took the one from 南礓宾馆 to airport and its about 30mins. $25RMB iirc. The freq is about 30mins a bus. 南礓宾馆 is about 10mins from 东风西路if you take their public bus, $2RMB and its the heart of the city where all the shopping centers are. There are a few affordable hotel there too.

As for Driver, I got a contact but I used him from Kunming to Dongchuan Redland. He is &#24352;&#20255; <a129274@yahoo.com.cn>, HP: 13888521135. Not sure if he goes to YY.

Else you can contact this photo master from Yunnan, &#24352;&#31161;&#32769;&#24072;&#12290;He is expert in YY ( award winning :>) seen his works, stunning!!, but his tour is typically 13 days to cover LP and YY and some other villages. His HP is 13099964655. Basically he is a photog guide and organises tour. He will bring you to the best location and even give you tips on shoot. Hope it help, but the only problem is they only communicate in chinese.
 

esoeij

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Can the driver correspond in English? Or mandarin only? Appreciate the info provided above!
 

esoeij

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Ok thanks!
 

ManWearPants

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Else you can contact this photo master from Yunnan, &#24352;&#31161;&#32769;&#24072;&#12290;He is expert in YY ( award winning :>) seen his works, stunning!!, but his tour is typically 13 days to cover LP and YY and some other villages. His HP is 13099964655. Basically he is a photog guide and organises tour. He will bring you to the best location and even give you tips on shoot. Hope it help, but the only problem is they only communicate in chinese.
Do you know the approximate range he charges?

I am interested in making this trip in March but probably more than 5 days. Is chempaka and esoeij confirmed on this trip?
 

esoeij

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I'm going to YY next week for a short getaway. Won't be using this chap's services. I'm traveling alone n my trip is too short.
 

Dec 8, 2007
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Tanah Merah
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Do you know the approximate range he charges?

I am interested in making this trip in March but probably more than 5 days. Is chempaka and esoeij confirmed on this trip?


MWP - yes, me and 2 other chaps are confirmed for early MAR trip but we are organising it ourselves - driver + car, accomodation etc. We may get in touch with him in the next few days. Let you know.
 

Daoyin

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MWP - yes, me and 2 other chaps are confirmed for early MAR trip but we are organising it ourselves - driver + car, accomodation etc. We may get in touch with him in the next few days. Let you know.
All the best.
 

ManWearPants

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MWP - yes, me and 2 other chaps are confirmed for early MAR trip but we are organising it ourselves - driver + car, accomodation etc. We may get in touch with him in the next few days. Let you know.
Will PM you.
 

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I think 5 days is too short for both places. I spent 5 days at LuoPing last March including travelling time. I cancelled Yuan Yang as I didn't have enough time but I found out that you can seek taxi drivers there who can refer you driver contacts to Yuan Yang for 1000rmb. LuoPing is a small town and the ppl are generally friendly. Good luck with getting the rapeseed bloom timing and the weather right in Luo Ping.

http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/land-city-scapes-travel/1063400-sojourn-luo-ping-march-2012-a.html

China is changing rapidly. Kunming now has a new airport that is further away from the city, hence the switch from air to rail/bus will be different from what I have described in my travelogue.
I'm heading to Luo Ping on the 23 march, do you think still can capture the yellow flowers blossoms in late march?
 

Avonez

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I'm heading to Luo Ping on the 23 march, do you think still can capture the yellow flowers blossoms in late march?
Unless there is a cold spell, you will probably miss the best part of the bloom in late March. For sure, you will still be able to see some yellow flowers there unless the flowers bloom unusually early this year or hotspell that withers them quickly. Suggest you monitor the chatters in China travel forums if you can read Chinese. I booked my air tickets less than 2 weeks in advance. The flowers are a big industry there and there is actually a grand opening ceremony to celebrate the bloom (google for official date).

Another alternative is to see the flowers in &#23162;&#28304;(&#27743;&#35199;) which bloom at a later date.
 

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Below are from PRC and based on PRC pple may not apply to us.

KMG to Luoping
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2.&#20056;&#28779;&#36710;&#30340;&#35805;&#21487;&#20197;&#20056;&#26118;&#26126;&#8594;&#32599;&#24179;12:00 - 15:23&#30340;&#28779;&#36710;&#65292;&#26102;&#38388;3&#23567;&#26102;37&#20998;&#65292;&#31080;&#20215;38&#20803;/&#20154;&#12290;

Luoping to Yuanyang
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2.&#22810;&#20381;&#27827;&#38376;&#31080;40&#20803;&#65292;&#26223;&#21306;&#38376;&#21475;&#26377;&#24456;&#22810;&#21334;&#23567;&#21507;&#21644;&#24037;&#33402;&#21697;&#30340;&#25674;&#26723;&#65292;&#21334;&#30340;&#26368;&#22909;&#30340;&#26159;&#19968;&#31181;&#20116;&#33394;&#31859;&#65307;
3.&#22810;&#20381;&#27827;&#21040;&#40065;&#24067;&#38761;&#21482;&#26377;7&#20844;&#37324;&#65292;&#20063;&#21487;&#20197;&#24466;&#27493;&#21069;&#24448;&#65292;&#28982;&#21518;&#20877;&#21069;&#24448;&#40065;&#24067;&#38761;&#19977;&#23777;&#26223;&#21306;&#28216;&#29609;&#65307;
4.&#40065;&#24067;&#38761;&#19977;&#23777;&#20027;&#35201;&#27983;&#35272;&#26223;&#28857;&#65306;&#38596;&#29422;&#23777;&#65292;&#40065;&#24067;&#38761;&#19977;&#23777;&#31532;&#19968;&#23777;&#12289;&#28404;&#28789;&#23777;&#65292;&#20026;&#40065;&#24067;&#38761;&#19977;&#23777;&#31532;&#20108;&#23777;&#12289;&#21452;&#35937;&#23777;&#65292;&#20026;&#40065;&#24067;&#38761;&#19977;&#23777;&#31532;&#19977;&#23777;&#65307;
5.&#40065;&#24067;&#38761;&#19977;&#23777;&#20056;&#28216;

Thing change alot and in very fast speed so use it wisely. I do have PRC GPS to guide but I to reference to the local driver

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By bus
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&#20174;&#21335;&#31377;&#36710;&#31449;&#25171;&#36710;&#21040;&#19996;&#33738;&#36710;&#31449;&#19981;&#29992;&#36339;&#34920;&#65292;8&#20803;&#12290;&#19996;&#33738;&#23458;&#36816;&#31449;&#21040;&#32599;&#24179;&#20174;&#26089;&#26216;7:00&#24320;&#22987;40&#20998;&#38047;&#19968;&#29677;&#65292;&#26368;&#21518;&#19968;&#33324;&#26159;&#19979;&#21320;17:30&#65307;&#31080;&#20215;51&#20803;&#65292;&#34892;&#31243;4-5&#23567;&#26102;&#12290;

Self drive not valid for SG
&#33258;&#39550;&#21069;&#24448;&#65306;&#26118;&#26126;&#33267;&#32599;&#24179;&#65288;227KM&#65289;&#12290;&#32447;&#36335;&#65306;&#26118;&#26126;&#8594;&#26118;&#30707;&#39640;&#36895;&#8594;326&#22269;&#36947;&#8594;324&#22269;&#36947;/&#35199;&#30707;&#19968;&#32423;&#20844;&#36335;&#8594;&#26354;&#38470;&#39640;&#36895;&#8594; &#27743;&#21484;&#20844;&#36335;&#8594;&#20061;&#40857;&#22823;&#36947;&#8594;&#25391;&#20852;&#35199;&#34903;&#8594;&#25391;&#20852;&#34903;&#8594;&#32599;&#24179;&#12290;
&#20803;&#38451;&#8594;&#32599;&#24179;
&#20174;&#20803;&#38451;&#21040;&#32599;&#24179;&#65292;&#21487;&#36208;&#20803;&#38451;&#8594;&#20010;&#26087;&#8594;&#24357;&#21202;&#8594;&#27896;&#35199;&#8594;&#24072;&#23447;&#36825;&#26465;&#32447;&#65292;&#33457;&#26102;7-8&#20010;&#23567;&#26102;&#65292;&#36710;&#36153;&#32422;60-70&#20803;&#65292;&#36335;&#20917;&#36824;&#21487;&#20197;&#12290;&#20803;&#38451;&#33267;&#20010;&#26087;&#38388;&#26032;&#24314;&#20102;&#38567;&#36947;&#65292;&#36710;&#31243;&#32553;&#30701;&#33267;2&#20010;&#23567;&#26102;&#12290;&#20010;&#26087;&#21040;&#27896;&#35199;&#30340;&#36710;&#24456;&#22810;&#65292;&#27896;&#35199;&#21040;&#32599;&#24179;&#30340;&#36710;&#20063;&#24456;&#22810;&#12290;

HTH
 

Dec 8, 2007
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Tanah Merah
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Was in Luoping (2-3 MAR) and Yuanyang (3-6 MAR). Travel time (private car) from Kunming to LP took about 3 hours, including toilet breaks and lunch. LP to YY was almost the entire day !

Rapeseed fields are in bloom in LP.

YY was foggy most time and it may be foggy one place but clear the next location.

Thanks to all who chipped in with info.
 

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