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Daniel Hao

For centuries, travelers to China have told tales of magical landscapes. Through my
role as a local travel specialist, I get to introduce the magical landscapes and customs of China with people from all over the world.

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"We at Merry travel pride ourselves on having a deep knowledge of the whole of China. I specialize in classic tours that are ideal for first-time travelers to China. I enjoy combining the highlights with more unique experiences in Chinese culture, history, and daily life."

How did you get involved in travel?

"When I was a college student, I found my love for travel. It's not only a way of life but also brings me freedom psychically and spiritually. Traveling with the people we love always leaves me with wonderful memories I'll cherish for life. What's more, when traveling, we get to meet and share ideas with people whose lives are different from ours."

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"When it comes to a unique travel experience I will never forget, I still remembered my first trip to Xian with my loved one. On the way to terra cotta, it suddenly started raining and became very cold. The changeable weather surprised us completely left us unprepared. We chose to let it go and carry on as usual. In the evening, the rain stopped and we found a beautiful garden which was like a fairyland to me. It was so beautiful after the rain and I felt free and relaxed in spite of the cold and rain."

Daniel is part of the following groups: Hong Kong Travel Agents, China Travel Agents
Explore the region's most famous cities.
Discover China, Hong Kong and Macau - 12 Days

Take a great trip to China and experience the country's most famous attractions. Trek the Great Wall, explore the world's largest palace, the Forbidden City, view the amazing 2,000-year-old Terracotta Warriors, and visit Hong Kong and Macau on this comprehensive trip.

From the ancient to the modern, explore the wonders of China
Discover China's Highlights: Beijing, Xian, Chengdu, Shanghai - 11 Days

This comprehensive China trip offers something for everyone. Experience China's most famous attractions, from trekking the Great Wall to witnessing the Terracotta Warriors to enjoying a boat trip to Zhuajiajiao Water Town to admiring cute pandas at Chengdu Panda Base. Your trip starts in Beijing, the Chinese capital, and continues on to Xi'an, the ancient Tang Dynasty capital, and Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan province, concluding in the modern metropolis of Shanghai.

Potala Palace
Discover Holy Tibet - 5 Days

Spend five days touring the monasteries and palaces of one of the most spiritually significant places in Asia: Tibet. You'll arrive in the capital and immediately tour the highlights of the city, such as iconic fortress that overlooks the city, Potala Palace. You'll round out the trip by embarking on a road trip outside of Lhasa to holy lakes and m onasteries founded by the earliest Dalai Lamas. 

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Best of Beijing - 5 Days

Spend a quick five days touring the most historic sights of China's capital, like the Forbidden City and Summer Palace. You'll arrive in Beijing and visit Tiananmen Square before heading off for a hike on the Great Wall. Then you'll tour one of the nation's holiest sites, the Temple of Heaven, and cap the trip with a boat ride on the lake at the imperial Summer Palace.

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China's Highlights & Yangtze River Cruise - 10 Days

Over 10 days you'll experience ancient capitals of China like Beijing and Xi'an, which are regarded as the cradles of Chinese civilization. Beyond touring historic sights like Tiananmen Square and the Great Wall, you'll visit the thousands of Terracotta Warriors at Xi'an. Capping this trip is a five-star cruise down the Yangtze River followed by a couple of days in Shanghai, a modern metropolis with limitless options for fun and adventure.

Harbin's International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival
Beijing to Shanghai Winter Tour - 14 Days

This two-week China adventure is the ultimate introduction to the world's oldest continuous civilization—one that's modernizing at a staggering pace. Starting in Beijing, you'll experience the best of the capital before making your way to exhilarating Shanghai while taking scenic and cultural detours along the way, including a winter festival known for towering snow and ice sculptures.

Recent trip reviews for Daniel

Chengdu City & Pandas - 4 Days · China - Oct 9 - Oct 12, 2019

Traveler: Christopher B. - Local specialist: Daniel Hao

I have recently returned from the 4 day Chengdu tour and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The service provided by KimKim was first class from the minute I enquired about the tour on-line, Lemon my first point of contact was very helpful with any questions or concerns I had,
Andie the tour guide and my driver were both excellent and their local knowledge made the trip extra enjoyable.
The highlights were definitely seeing the Giant Pandas which I personally feel was one of the best... read more

I have recently returned from the 4 day Chengdu tour and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
The service provided by KimKim was first class from the minute I enquired about the tour on-line, Lemon my first point of contact was very helpful with any questions or concerns I had,
Andie the tour guide and my driver were both excellent and their local knowledge made the trip extra enjoyable.
The highlights were definitely seeing the Giant Pandas which I personally feel was one of the best experiences I've had, the Giant Leshan Buddha was also immensely impressive and well worth seeing. Finally a massive bonus for me was the Sichuan food which is very flavoursome if somewhat spicy and the tour guides knowledge of local eateries was unquestionable. 5*

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Daniel Hao, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Christopher,

Many thanks for your review, and we are so happy that you enjoyed the tour!
Hope we can have the chance to provide the services for you in the future.

Best regards,
Lemon

Gary

China Holiday · China - Jun 2 - Jun 9, 2019

Traveler: Gary C. - Local specialist: Daniel Hao

I d just like to thank Lemon and the team from kimkim for a such a well organised tour of China ! My three guides Jerry, Candy and Danny treated me very well and spoke clear English fluently. My first guide Jerry, showed me the highlights of Beijing, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, a rickshaw ride and visit to a local family and the summer palace. The second guide Candy, she was very experienced and knowledgeable about her tour in Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Museum, old... read more

I d just like to thank Lemon and the team from kimkim for a such a well organised tour of China ! My three guides Jerry, Candy and Danny treated me very well and spoke clear English fluently. My first guide Jerry, showed me the highlights of Beijing, the Great Wall, Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, a rickshaw ride and visit to a local family and the summer palace. The second guide Candy, she was very experienced and knowledgeable about her tour in Xian, Terracotta Warriors, Museum, old pergoda , calligraphy class andMuslim quarter. My third guide Danny in Guilin, he took me to Reed Flute Cave, Elephant trunk hill , the Li River and moon hill. My guides were brilliant hosts and they all enhanced my China experience. The accommodation recommended and booked by Lemon was exceptional I can not recommend them all highly enough
Once again thankyou
Gary Crettenden

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Daniel Hao, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Gary,

Thank you very much for your feedback, much appreciated!
Glad you had a nice time during your trip in China, and hope you left with some nice memories!
I'll always be at your services and please note that it has been a great honor to me being here as your local travel expert. I wish you the best of luck in future travels! We look forward to adventuring with you again for next time.
Best regards,
Lemon