Landmark Towers Hotel
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We left for the Great Wall at 0900 and drove for an hr and a half. Upon arrival we climbed a rather steep hill then took the cable car to the top of the wall. The wall was built over 2000 years ago to protect the Chinese empire against marauding Mongol invaders from the north. Once on the wall we had 1.5 hrs free time to walk along the wall and …
Our last day in Beijing, leaving hotel at 0900 and arrived at Tiananmen Square at 0945. This monumental landmark is not only the worlds largest city centre square but also the gateway to the Forbidden City, which houses the wondrous Imperial palace where dynasties ruled China for hundreds of years. After visiting the famous Temple of Heaven we …
Wake up call at 0730, breakfast then boarded coach at 0900 to Jade factory. Talk on different types of Jade and how to identify good quality from poor, pleased to know no purchases made. We then headed to one of the trip highlights, the magnificent Terracotta Warriors and Horse. We arrive at 1130 and headed as a group to pit 1. We had a brief talk …
... morning the majority of the group left very early to catch their plane - it turned out that only 6 of us were catching the train out, This gave us some time to relax at the hotel and recover from the night before as the train wasn't until nearly 11am. We waved goodbye to our guides from the rest of the trip, and dozed for most of the way to Sinuiju, which is a fascinating city. I thought that maybe as it was so close to China it would be different to the ...
So I woke up early to go see the Temple of Heaven only to discover that the PM2.5 levels were over 300 and the PM10 levels were quite high as well. Looking out the window, the air quality was visibly awful. So I went back to sleep for a few hours deciding the Temple of Heaven would have to wait til tomorrow. In the afternoon I went to the National Museum, which was huge and somewhat overwhelming in the amount to see. One could easily spend ...
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