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China By High Speed Train

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When you think of High-Speed railways and bullet trains, Japan comes to mind. However, China is rapidly catching up, and recently opened the longest High-Speed rail line in the world, linking northerly Beijing with the southern city of Guangzhou (formerly Canton). The 1,336 mile journey is completed in eight hours. To give that some context, that’s the equivalent of taking a train from London to Naples in the south of Italy – in eight hours.

High-Speed bullet trains now link Beijing and Shanghai, Beijing and Xian (for the Terracotta Army), as well as numerous other sites of interest. Whereas previously a trip to China necessarily involved some domestic flights, it is now possible to circumnavigate the country entirely by High-Speed train – no overnight journeys, it’s cheaper and better for the environment.

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