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post Jan 7 2009, 03:00 AM
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hug.gif Beijing is always the first destination for travelers. I am glad to tell you that Beijing will be really a surprise to you.

There are five main attractions in Beijing, including the Great wall, the Ming Tombs, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. The fist I’d like to recommend is certainly the Great Wall. It is world-famous and I believe travelers are all know about it. After the tour to the Great Wall, you will visit the Ming Tombs where 13 emperors of Ming Dynasty are buried. In there, you will be amazed at the magnificent imperial buildings. Locating to the Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City is famous for its imperial construction. It was the palace in Ming and Qing Dynasty and where altogether 24 emperors lived and reigned. The Summer Palace is a well-preserved and largest imperial garden. It is a rare masterpiece of garden arts for its ingenious design. The Temple of Heaven is a place for emperors to worship the God and pray for good harvest.

It is will be a pity if you visit Beijing without having a look to the Hutong of Beijing which is symbol of traditional Beijing. The most famous Hutong is the Luoguoxiang and Maoer.

I am also recommend that you should have a visit to Wangfujing Street where are scattered with the traditional stores of Beijing. And you can also go shopping in the Silk Street which is famous for a variety of tourist souvenirs.

If you are an enthusiast of nightlife, the best place for you is the Sanlituan Bar Street and Houhai Bar street where are many bars in different styles. And the bar in 798 Art Zone is also a good choice.


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post Jan 7 2009, 08:05 AM
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Thanks for the tips on Beijing. China sounds awesome.


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post Jan 7 2009, 08:25 AM
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WOW! I'm going to china at the end of this year. hyper.gif
If i have enough money and time left over i will do my best to visit some of these locations you have mentioned, i really want to see the Great Wall of China.
Thanks for all the information biggrin.gif


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post Jan 8 2009, 10:28 PM
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QUOTE(rauri @ Jan 7 2009, 08:25 AM) *

WOW! I'm going to china at the end of this year. hyper.gif
If i have enough money and time left over i will do my best to visit some of these locations you have mentioned, i really want to see the Great Wall of China.
Thanks for all the information biggrin.gif

I will very glad if it is helpful to you! frantics.gif Welcome to China! If you wnat to know some other cities of China, please ask me freely, i will try my best to help you. dance.gif


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post Jan 9 2009, 06:35 AM
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QUOTE(ccts @ Jan 8 2009, 10:28 PM) *

QUOTE(rauri @ Jan 7 2009, 08:25 AM) *

WOW! I'm going to china at the end of this year. hyper.gif
If i have enough money and time left over i will do my best to visit some of these locations you have mentioned, i really want to see the Great Wall of China.
Thanks for all the information biggrin.gif

I will very glad if it is helpful to you! frantics.gif Welcome to China! If you wnat to know some other cities of China, please ask me freely, i will try my best to help you. dance.gif

Hey.
Thanks smile.gif If you have any other locations u think i should visit please let me know. also thank you for adding me to your favourite travelers list air_kiss.gif


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Very nice.
Funny that you say "first destination" because it really will be my first destination in May.


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QUOTE(rauri @ Jan 7 2009, 08:25 AM) *

WOW! I'm going to china at the end of this year. hyper.gif
If i have enough money and time left over i will do my best to visit some of these locations you have mentioned, i really want to see the Great Wall of China.
Thanks for all the information biggrin.gif


Do you know what section of the Great Wall you want to see? I thoroughly enjoyed the nice hike along the section from Jinshanling to Simatai. yes.gif
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post Jan 9 2009, 08:13 AM
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QUOTE(aopaq @ Jan 9 2009, 08:10 AM) *

QUOTE(rauri @ Jan 7 2009, 08:25 AM) *

WOW! I'm going to china at the end of this year. hyper.gif
If i have enough money and time left over i will do my best to visit some of these locations you have mentioned, i really want to see the Great Wall of China.
Thanks for all the information biggrin.gif


Do you know what section of the Great Wall you want to see? I thoroughly enjoyed the nice hike along the section from Jinshanling to Simatai. yes.gif

I don't know the section i will see yet, it's something i will sort out after i've booked my plane ticket. It may also depend on where i am at the time but i want to try to go to a section with great views.
If you recommend the section from Jinshanling i will try to check that out. thanks biggrin.gif



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QUOTE(echo88 @ Jan 12 2009, 01:22 AM) *

Beijing is quite a historical place. The Forbidden City is awesome!
I had serious allergy in Beijing,though, I was a teenager when I went there.

Yeah Beijing seems like a nice place to visit. What was your allergy to?
I'll still be a teen' when i visit there, 17. How old were you? smile.gif


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post Jan 12 2009, 04:46 AM
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QUOTE(ccts @ Jan 8 2009, 10:28 PM) *

QUOTE(rauri @ Jan 7 2009, 08:25 AM) *

WOW! I'm going to china at the end of this year. hyper.gif
If i have enough money and time left over i will do my best to visit some of these locations you have mentioned, i really want to see the Great Wall of China.
Thanks for all the information biggrin.gif

I will very glad if it is helpful to you! frantics.gif Welcome to China! If you wnat to know some other cities of China, please ask me freely, i will try my best to help you. dance.gif

You like Martial Arts, so I guess you like Chinese Kong Fu. I suggest you have a visit to Shaolin Temple which is famous for Chinese Kong Fu.


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QUOTE(ccts @ Jan 12 2009, 04:46 AM) *

QUOTE(ccts @ Jan 8 2009, 10:28 PM) *

QUOTE(rauri @ Jan 7 2009, 08:25 AM) *

WOW! I'm going to china at the end of this year. hyper.gif
If i have enough money and time left over i will do my best to visit some of these locations you have mentioned, i really want to see the Great Wall of China.
Thanks for all the information biggrin.gif

I will very glad if it is helpful to you! frantics.gif Welcome to China! If you wnat to know some other cities of China, please ask me freely, i will try my best to help you. dance.gif

You like Martial Arts, so I guess you like Chinese Kong Fu. I suggest you have a visit to Shaolin Temple which is famous for Chinese Kong Fu.

Yeah i love martial arts, been training in a style called Hapkido for over 2 years.
I've got my mind set on seeing the Shaolin Temples, i will be in heaven tongue.gif


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QUOTE(echo88 @ Jan 12 2009, 02:27 AM) *

Beijing is quite a historical place. The Forbidden City is awesome!
I had serious allergy in Beijing,though, I was a teenager when I went there.


What are you allergic to?


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QUOTE(echo88 @ Jan 12 2009, 08:25 PM) *

QUOTE(starlagurl @ Jan 12 2009, 11:45 AM) *

QUOTE(echo88 @ Jan 12 2009, 02:27 AM) *

Beijing is quite a historical place. The Forbidden City is awesome!
I had serious allergy in Beijing,though, I was a teenager when I went there.


What are you allergic to?


To the water there, I guess. My hometown is rather wet, which is good for the skin.
Beijing is dry, so moisturizer is strongly recommended. Guys don' care about it too
much.though.

Ah i see. thanks for the tips tongue.gif i don't think i'll moisturize though; won't be in Beijing long anyways.


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QUOTE(echo88 @ Jan 12 2009, 10:55 PM) *

QUOTE(rauri @ Jan 12 2009, 03:32 AM) *

QUOTE(echo88 @ Jan 12 2009, 01:22 AM) *

Beijing is quite a historical place. The Forbidden City is awesome!
I had serious allergy in Beijing,though, I was a teenager when I went there.

Yeah Beijing seems like a nice place to visit. What was your allergy to?
I'll still be a teen' when i visit there, 17. How old were you? smile.gif


I went there when I was 12. Now I am 23. I really enjoy the Great Wall and Forbidden City.

Oh you were young when you went. I think i'd like those locations also, must do my best to visit them. smile.gif


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To the water there, I guess. My hometown is rather wet, which is good for the skin.
Beijing is dry, so moisturizer is strongly recommended. Guys don' care about it too
much.though.

It was probably the ice cubes. Most people are careful about the water they drink, but forget about ice cubes and water when brushing their teeth. That's usually what gets people sick.


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If you go to The Forbidden City, please do some reasearch first.

I've been to Beijing 4 times and The Forbidden City 54 times. I love the place and it is what got me interested in China when I was a kid.

It is an amazing place, but most people go there without knowing anything in advance, and get bored quickly. If you understand a little bit about it and what the buildings were used for, it'll make it so much more meaningful for you.

I'd highly recommend you go into the area known as Emperor Qianlong's Garden. You have to buy a ticket to go into it, but it is a much warmer and more personal space. It is beautifully designed and since you have to buy a ticket, it means less tourists will be there.


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QUOTE(scottshangguan @ Jan 14 2009, 12:29 AM) *

If you go to The Forbidden City, please do some reasearch first.

I've been to Beijing 4 times and The Forbidden City 54 times. I love the place and it is what got me interested in China when I was a kid.

It is an amazing place, but most people go there without knowing anything in advance, and get bored quickly. If you understand a little bit about it and what the buildings were used for, it'll make it so much more meaningful for you.

I'd highly recommend you go into the area known as Emperor Qianlong's Garden. You have to buy a ticket to go into it, but it is a much warmer and more personal space. It is beautifully designed and since you have to buy a ticket, it means less tourists will be there.

Thank you for the tips, that makes sense smile.gif

Are there day tours around the Forbidden City? Would be good if there was guide to explain in detail the sections.

It seems like such an interesting place, i will take your advice and do some prior research


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You've been 54 times??? Hehehe.


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You've been 54 times??? Hehehe.

Haha. I also noticed this. I think i'd get bored after 5 times tongue.gif
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Haha. I also noticed this. I think i'd get bored after 5 times tongue.gif
He probably meant '5'


Oh no. I meant 54 times. Like I said it is what got me into Chinese culture and history. I've been studying The Forbidden City for over 30 years. I'm writing a book on it and hopefully soon going to have a coffee table book published.

A guide might be a good idea, but I find that their knowledge of The Forbidden City is not so good and they usually try to rush their clients through so they can get on to their next ones.


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