外文标题：One Month Family Trip to Xinjiang, China's Central Asia and incredible Tibet
In China, age doesn't matter for concession ticket, what they check is height instead If someone is below 1.2 mtr, it's free, between 1.2 to 1.5 mtr its half price, above 1.5 mtr full price. This rule even applicable for scenic fee entries. In station I heard (not seen) they have measurement tape to measure the height in case of any confusion
There are lot of long distance buses (sleeper type) available between almost all cities and if you can tolerate Chinese smoking randomly inside bus, it's an excellent way to save money as bus travel is not very uncomfortable and quite cheap. This also reduce your hotel cost if you can get yourself in a night bus. Bus tickets can't be bought online, you have to purchase from local bus station 48 hours before journey or can get it through agent.
Local buses are there almost in all cities where the cost of travel is just 1 CNY where ever you go. Cabs are available but charges vary between city to city, in Beijing /Shanghai it's costlier than cabs in Kashgar. Remember in Tibet foreigners are not allowed to take a local transport.
You would think that most Chinese would be visiting these places on their motorcycles like Indians visit Leh. On the countrary, I don't see much of that in these pictures.
Today's Route Map:
G30 crosses the fruit valley before descending to Ili Valley
Kazakh Man with his pet: