Writer and China-observer extraordinaire Sascha Matuszak has a great write-up on the China Travel Blog of his first-person account taking the new luxury sleeper ‘Harmony’ high-speed train from Shanghai to Chengdu over the recent Spring Festival Holiday.
Matuszak’s experience was so overwhelming positive that he proclaims:
“I’ll tell ya what, if China can link the whole nation with bullet trains, then I will never fly again.”
At RMB 1165 for a one-way soft sleeper ticket, the cost is similar to flying and in many cases would actually be a better deal depending on the season.
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