Hoping for some advice regarding train travel from Hong Kong to Guilin. I understand we must first get a train from Hong Kong to Guangzhou, then another connecting train from Guangzhou on to Guilin (probably a sleeper).
Has anyone done this and if so any tips with regard to
- reliability of train network in China i.e. connections
- which class of travel is appropriate
- best way to book tickets
- what to take with us
- meals on trains
- is Guangzhougood for a few hours visit and if so what is recommended
- etc etc etc
We are 5 in number - 2 adults and 3 children aged 9, 12, 13. Our time of travel shall be late September 2011.