The Beijing-Shanghai High-Speed Railway

By Emma, Australia, April 2012

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Tickets for the new Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway have been selling like hot cakes. The 1,318-kilometer railway officially started operating on July 1 this year with promises to whisk passengers between the two cities in a little under five hours.

The new high-speed train route significantly eases the transportation strain and improves business communications between Beijing and Shanghai. Previously a journey between the two metropolises always involved air travel.

Editor's Note: This recommendation was taken from our Beijing Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Beijing. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

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