Courtyard View Hotel (Emperors Guards Station HouHai)
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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... squares in the world. It is bordered on the north by the Tienanmen Gate separating it from The Forbidden City, on the South by the Monument to the People’s heroes as well as the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, and on the east and west by the Great Hall of the People and The National Museum of China. It is an impressive space and the site of many significant cultural events in China. Despite the history memorialized here, the square also boasts gigantic LED screens ...
... of the Wonders of the World, the Great Wall.
We take a ski lift up, thank goodness. It is a fun little ride. Jamie won't even look back at Katie and I, such a girl.
As we reach the wall, we set our goal for the next ski lift that looks miles away. We got to within one tower of that lift, but had to turn back. At least the two old men, who were lagging quite behind did not make that call, it was the lead contigent ...
... see some of the stunts that the performers can do with their bodies. From the younger performers doing consecutive backflips using their heads instead of their hands to breaking metal on their heads, it is astounding to think they have trained themselves to be so strong and resistant to really severe pain. There was also a section of the show with some beautiful ballet, and one part where the dancers were flying around the stage just holding onto ...
... fairly tricky stuff!
So after making a few observations on my exploring around Beijing, I arrange to head out of town to visit The Great Wall of China which has been on the ‘must see’ list for such a long time. I arrange a tour through the hostel at a reasonable price and just be a tourist for the day, and what an incredible day it turns out to be, we head out for a good couple of hours from Beijing before pulling into an ...
... br> country, give them that much credit.
Once we started shopping in the market
itself, I expected to take about an hour to find my items and
haggle...But ten minutes later I walked back to our group holding a
bag with everything I needed. They asked about the price and were
amazed that I managed to nail such low prices within minutes. Only
took me the entire half-month in Beijing, but I spent my last few
yuan with ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Pets allowed