1. Fly into Guiyang, Guizhou. Next, pay a visit to the Sheraton Guiyang Hotel (We stayed at the 7 Days Inn hotel directly across from the Sheraton). Then, ask the receptionist if you could purchase tickets for a shuttle bus to go directly to the FAST telescope in Pingtang (In this case, I highly suggest having a local friend translate for you if you are a solo traveler or traveling with other foreigners). The receptionist will make a phone call to the travel agency. If there are spots available, you'll need to provide your phone number, passport, and pay 280rmb. This price includes roundtrip travel to the FAST telescope via bus, lunch, and entrance to the Pingtang International Experience Planetarium museum. You will only need to pay an additional 50rmb to the tour guide for the shuttle bus that takes tourists from the FAST reception center to the FAST telescope. That's it!
Later in the evening the tour guide will send you a text message with the details regarding where to meet and what time, so make sure to have an app like Google Translate ready for assistance.
The next day you'll need to take a taxi to the tour bus meeting point, which is located at the DC Long Commercial Plaza (Google translates it as Da Changlong supermarket). The bus will depart promptly at 8:30am.
You'll stop for lunch—a hotpot like meal—around 11:15am and arrive at the FAST Tourist Reception Center just after 12pm.
Next, the tour guide will assist you with getting a locker to place all of the prohibited items—mobile phones, cameras, etc.—in storage. Then you are on your own to explore the FAST telescope and Pingtang International Experience Planetarium for the next few hours. You'll need to meet back on the bus at 3:30pm, where you'll head directly back to DC Long Commercial Plaza in Guiyang. Done.
3. From Guiyang Railway Station, take a high-speed train to Duyun. From Duyun, take a long distance bus to Pingtang County. I'm not sure if they'll have buses from Duyun that go directly to the FAST tourists reception center or if you'll arrive in Pingtang but need to also take a taxi to the site. You'll have to do your own research.