"Share-Taxi to Hanas/Kanas Lake" Burqin Transportation Tip by ellyse
Burqin Transportation: 6 reviews and 13 photos
Share-taxi Bu'erjin -- Hanas Lake for 50 RMB/person, or 200 RMB/car. (If you're starting from Altai it'll be 100 RMB/person.) The ride took about 4 hours. If you're travelling alone or in a couple, don't worry, the driver will be looking around for other travellers to make up the number.
There's ABSOLUTELY no difficulty finding a share-taxi, there're a lot of other people arriving at Burqin/Bu'erjin long-distance bus station who also want to go to Hanas Lake. In fact I think that might be the main reason why that town and long-distance bus station is there in the 1st place. ;)
Make sure the taxi you get is officially authorised for taking passengers to Hanas Lake, our driver had his displayed on his dashboard.
We squeezed 4 people in the back seat and 1 person in front so it averaged out to 40 RMB/person. Actually on hindsight since the person in front enjoyed no less space, the person in front should've paid the normal 50 RMB and the remaining 150 RMB should've been shared equally among 4 of us at the back, making it 35 RMB/person. That's just me being very penny-pinching. :P
If you really do this, I hope you're very petite; and be warned that 1 person among the 4 in the back seat has to regularly "duck" to avoid being spotted by the numerous traffic police cameras and etc. No fun for a 4-hour ride unless you're really very tight up for money.
If having some contacts for the drive will put your mind more at ease, here're 2: Wang Haiyun (86-13139793020, license plate number HT-0618) and He Ning (86-13999459276). The former is the driver who drove us to Hanas Lake, doesn't smoke and drives carefully. The other guy has good connections for drivers and also for homestay accommodation inside Hanas Lake. Another driver (the one who drove us back to Burqin/Bu'erjin) got us there in record time, if you don't mind the fact that he drives like a maniac and smokes: Wang Zhenglin (86-13779053355, license plate number H-12769).
AFAIK they do NOT speak English.
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