Beijing Gulou Hotel

Address: No.206 Gulou East Street, Dongcheng District , Beijing, 100009, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing


A travel blog entry by high5 on Nov 09, 2014

6 comments, 8 photos

... on the smog is at its lowest for this time of year. Great news for us and also Obama is coming to visit too so it's pretty cool.

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Wassup peeps.... I have budged Lauren over to get myself involved in this blogging. As Lauren has said today was awesome and would definitely recommend anyone to visit the Summer Palace.

So I have not been impressed with the general public in Beijing however ...

China Day 2

A travel blog entry by laurenann31 on Jul 14, 2014

1 comment, 1 photo

... door asking if we needed any laundry done. I told her no and she left. Then, she went to our other room and knocked on that door. So I opened that door and she stared at me confused and then busted out laughing. Turns out the hotel staff here can take jokes! We wanted to take advantage of our free time, so Hilary and I looked for nearby places we could explore. She found a place called 798 Art Zone. It's a thriving young ...

Summer isn't here but passed the sixth ring

A travel blog entry by hollingsworth84 on Mar 10, 2014

1 comment, 10 photos

We started the day visiting the Summer Palace. (Beijing has 6 "ring roads" that circle the city at various intervals, like I-435 in Kansas City.) This Summer Palace was a remarkable complex built for the Ming emperor in 1775 CE (CE is the same as AD). It was where the emperor would stay for half of the year and he would stay in the Forbidden City. The architecture was amazing but the hand painted murals were the unexpected treasure (along with the ...

Beijing a.k.a The Great Bamboozle

A travel blog entry by shelaughs on Dec 08, 2012

2 comments, 18 photos

... our amazing tour guide, Carrie, was kind enough to take pictures of Bret and I planking on the Great Wall! Eeek! Even though taking gondolas to the top of the wall was pretty amazing, getting back down was even more fun! They have a gigantic slide/chute that you get to go down! Bret has a pretty amazing video of it all but, unfortunately, my camera died before we got there! However, if you ever have the chance to go to the Great Wall, you want to take the ...

Oct 15 Beijing

A travel blog entry by myxr80254 on Oct 15, 2012

5 photos

... bring them luck or power - eg dragons. Most dragons that decorated the dorms or windows were polished from all the hands that have touched them. Also, the huge doors that secured various areas of the Palace had a Greg of 9x9 brass or copper knobs. In Chinese culture it is lucky to touc the first knob. The knob at shoulder height was usually the brightest, & the others a dull lustre. The palace was very open & would have been a very ...

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