Check your prices for bullet trains and flights because the airlines may be less in China. We just booked our parents flight from Nanjing to Beijing on China Eastern Airline which is less than the bullet train. This is perfect for us because they will meet us at the airport and we will all go together to our Beijing hotel. On the return trip back to Nanjing they will take an overnight train because they need to get our gifts of Zippo Lighters to Nanjing and airlines do not allow lighters in checked baggage even if brand new (domestic flights). They wanted to take the overnight train because it will be their first time on this type of train and want to experience it rather than taking the bullet train. It makes sense in some situations to take the overnight train in China so you can save on a hotel but it can be exhausting. Always check your prices and shop around then double check your plans. Travel Smart and Travel Safe.
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