Baoding Center Hotel
- Business Services
TripAdvisor Reviews Baoding Center Hotel Beijing
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... or meals either. Oh well, I made my flight and that's the important thing.
China took away the little gifts I'd bought for my brothers. I bought them at duty free in the Mongolian Airport but because the Chinese customs agents couldn't read Mongolian, which was the language the receipt was in, they couldn't take my word that it was duty free. They also would not let me pay duty on it to them. It was two miniature bottles of Mongolian vodka. ...
We started the morning off by visiting Tiannemen square then walking to the Forbidden city , which was the palace of the emperors and their wives lived in (they were considered it lucky to add a new wife to their family every 2-3 years). The palace has 9,999 rooms, the bricks laid down as flooring were buried at least 12 bricks deep into the ground ...
... the city. Beijing is known for its hutongs (alley ways) We took the most expensive rick shaw ride ever to take us around some of these. We paid £18 for a 30 minute dodgy ride. We were slightly disappointed in this as we were only shown one Hutong family complex and left wanting more. You can't come to Beijing without venturing to the Great Wall of China! An early start, and a bumpy 2.5hr bus ride and we were there. We expect a tough walk but we ...
... we had ordered from the family menu and had enough to feed not only
ourselves, but the children who had gathered at the end of our table to watch
us eat. (see photo)
The Forbidden City was beautiful and gave
us our first taste of the Asian architecture we had grown up seeing in the
movies. While inside you could get dressed up in traditional Chinese Garb and
be filmed against a green screen, so that it looked like you were ...
... re assigned. Scott goes 'I'm in car 4. See you after' we go 'oh we are in 15. We'll meet up after' and we hurry down, 10 mins to departure. Car 15 was right at the front of the line of train cars so we snap a few photos at the front of the train then board. But wait- there isn't a seat 5 like our cards say-these have numbers and letters! We quickly realize we were meant to be in car 5, seats 15d and 15f. Dangit. 5 mins to departure. We dart to the front of the train, ...