Chang Gong Hostel (Emperor Guesthouse)

Address: No.11 Ying Tao Xie Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100055, China | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

Temples and Tea

A travel blog entry by afinial on Sep 15, 2014

43 photos

... including the enormous 25m Buddha carved from one sandalwood tree. Huge! (There is a little certificate from the Guinness Book of Records to confirm this is true!!)

We put incense in one of the braziers in front of the first temple,turned a few prayer wheels, saw the monks and generally had a good look around the temple.It is very elaborate and the decoration very grand. The largest pavilion housing the scriptures and where the monks recite their prayers, is double ...

China - Beijing & Great Wall

A travel blog entry by tereza-gonzalo on Jul 09, 2014

104 photos

... 14 years during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Ancient Chinese Astronomers believed that the Purple Star (Polaris) was in the center of heaven and the Heavenly Emperor lived in the Purple Palace. The Palace for the emperor on earth was so called the Purple City. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the emperor. Hence, its name “The Purple Forbidden City”, usually shortened to “The Forbidden City”. Now it is ...

Day 5 Beijing

A travel blog entry by thedcworld on May 05, 2013

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... give a great experience of living amongst tradtional Beijingers and their way of live. Every corner you turn is a travelling experience. Kids and Grandparents playing out in the streets, walking their Pekinese Dogs, Tai Chi, Dancing, etc.

We are very close to the central city via the Metro and Ghost Street, which is a famous eating street here in Beijing. As Lily has mentioned, some interesting cuisine on offer, but ...

Beijing - the Emperor's home

A travel blog entry by wiedmeyer2 on Apr 22, 2013

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... us our first home cook Chinese dinner at her house. What a treat that was. Shi Qiu knows Beijing better than anyone I know, all we need was to tell her what we want to see and what foods we want to eat and she made everything happened like magic.

The spring in China was so green even Beijing put on a beautiful flower show. We first visited Zhongshan Park (中山公园) - the "smallest national park" located next to the Tiananmen Square. ...

The end of the Tucan trip

A travel blog entry by paulcunningham on Sep 30, 2012

1 comment, 1 photo

... for months. His trip with Green Turtle in America sounded great. They go around the National Parks by day and travel by night. The bus has all the back seats removed to make a big bed space. You can just imagine everyone rolling about if the driver corners too fast.

Today is all about travel, but being a public holiday the airports were empty; this is Shanghai.