Xinhua Hostel

No.36 Ganyu Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing, 100006, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

Purple Bamboo Park and Food

A travel blog entry by pandabearm


... and it makes sense that she would ask.

The park also had beautiful rock formations in addition to small creeks and waterfalls. Because it is a public park, there was also much activity, like "laorenwu", which literally translates to "old person dance", and something called "jianzi", which translates to shuttlecock. This activity is like hacky-sack, but with a feathered object instead of a bag of beans. My language partner wanted me to play along, so we walked over. ...

Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Summer Palace

A travel blog entry by lavernelund


The capital of China was moved between Xian, Nanjing and Beijing several times with the change of dynasties.Kubla Khan made Beijing the capital of China in 1271. It was subsequently moved away and then back again to Beijing in 1421. Other rulers moved it away again, and Mao selected Beijing again when he came to power in 1949.
Beijing is a large old city of about 30 million people. We continue to see lots of construction. It seems Shanghai's construction ...

Visas and Internet

A travel blog entry by amyfisher

This is a top pick!

... with their friends, which was so much fun. We had to remove our shoes and sit at a table that was just about on the floor. The food was delicious, quite different to the Japanese food that we have at home, which is interesting to see how different places interpret the same thing. I also got to practice a lot of my Chinese with Rebecca, Sammy and their (extremely patient) friends.
I also went out to a Mexican restaurant with my classmates. ...

Exit Fawang Si

A travel blog entry by shaolinpowered


... which according to those same directions was close to where the restaurant was supposed to be. Wrong again. Finally decided to take a taxi and asked the driver: how much to “Chaoyangmen wai da jie”?
“50 Yuan!” he replied. I did not even bother to bargain at this clear attempt of a rip off and abandoned my plan to finding the restaurant and went to a supermarket instead. It is very easy not to spend a lot ...

Beijing Beijing

A travel blog entry by chrisandhana


... there. We actually had been issued permits for Tibet but they were revoked when the change came in.

Forbidden City

One day we visited the Forbidden City, paying extra for a very good audio guide which, it turned out, only one of us could listen to and was on a GPS so only played each place's commentary once.

The Forbidden City was the old imperial palace dating back to the early 1400's (part of the Ming Dynasty) and was also the centre of Government. It was ...


This hotel, located in the 灯市口 area of Beijing, is near Great Wall at Mutianyu, Big Bell Temple (Da Zhong Si), Temple of Enlightenment (Da Jue Si), and Shin Kong Place.
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4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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