/ So from Wudangshan to Zhangjiajie, we decided to take the Chinese night train. There is a ‘soft sleeper’ as well as a ‘hard sleeper’ in the Chinese night train.
Because the Golden week Soft sleepers were sold out in seconds, we had to settle for a hard one. But no worries: This proofed out to be a lot nicer experience than we imagined. There’s 6 miniature beds in one pod, it’s all in the open carriage, no cabins (unlike in the soft one where there is 4 beds in a closed cabin). Yes the beds are quite small for men the size of Juha, the Chinese are tiny after all… But at least the men and women were all together in the pods, so after negotiating, i got my place moved from the other side of the carriage to be on top of Juha’s middle bed. So overall, we could do some work over Wifi and also get some sleep. This cost 15euros per person and handily did not take time out of the limited days we had in the mountains. I would recommend Chinese trains. Even the old ones. great experiences.