China has developed many tracks for highspeed train where you are able to get from one side of China to the other in a couple of hours. I tried travelling with this kind of train from Shanghai to Nanchang. The distance is about 700 kilometers but it took me just about three hours.
Many of the trainstations looks like a flight therminal. This is Nanchangs railwaystation. In all corners and in the middle you've got a lot of shops, restaurants, fast food and other useful items. If you are planning to go by train you'll need to bring your passport with visa because the staff in the ticket office want to see it when you are buying a trainticket. There is also a lot of security checks to pass before you board the train. Here you'll need to scan your luggage and get searched all over your body. Last time I was here the staff did not make these checks so hard. One place I got a question about a canon powershot I kept in my belt.
Many chinese citizens choose to bring a pack of noodles for eating either on the station or on the trains. They are then using one of these warmwater Många kineser väljer att ta med sig en packe nudlar samt te och använder sedan någon av alla dessa varmvatten kranar du brukar hitta vid toaletterna.
On Nanachang railwaystation you also got benches for sit and eat.
These trains should do 340 kilometer an hour and often you are able to see current speed on a display over the door. According to globaltimes.cn they started new trains this summer that are able to run 400 km/h.
Take a trip. It is an experience you'll never forget.
This year the've also started a train from London to Yiwu(300 kilometers south from Wuxi, (see waydescription on google maps here). The trip takes 17 days and you are passing most of Europe, Russia, Kazachstan and China. I wonder when they also let passengers travel this tour. Read more about it on chinaicons.com>>>