Beijing National Jade Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeijing National Jade Hotel
Lovely place and communal areas, room itself was very cramped but good for money. Room was very dark though as was no main light only individual bed lamps. Wifi in communal area was excellent.
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... rain during times of drought, to pray for great harvests, and to make ritualistic sacrifices on behalf of his people.
The Temple of Heaven’s centerpiece is the Hall of Prayer of Good Harvests, quite possibly one of my favorite buildings in the world. Its three tiers of blue tiling symbolize the heavens. Inside, columns are arranged by symbolic numbers that represent the seasons (four) and the months (12). The building is made of wood, contains no cement or nails, and if ...
... duck. At the restaurant, our courses were pre-planned. We started with every kind of meat I can think of for appetizers, and filled up everyone's teacup with great black tea. Next, we watched the young chef cut thin slices of duck meat, while one of my fellow travelers asked him to smile for a photo. A waitress dressed in traditional purple dress came by to teach us how to eat this specialty. Put a thin sheet of "pancake" on your left hand, dip the duck meat in ...
... case here...).and a smorgasboard of other delights. The food was good. The beer was cold. Happy wall-goers.
Tonight we are off to watch a Kung Fu show so that we can get some moves for when we go to the Shaolin temple later on in the tour.
Tomorrow is Tiannamen Square and the Forbidden City before heading off to Xi'an on the bullet train (5 hour bullet train or overnight sleeper train. Which would you choose!?)
... how it's just a big part of the world's history....and your standing on it! It was amazing! The views from the wall at any point, from any angle was gorgeous!
It kicked my ass walking up it and I probably only went a mile up out of the 13, 171 miles! It was cool cause when I reached one of the pausing points there was an old man that had brass plates the size of business cards and key chains saying "I have climbed the Great Wall of ...
... place and out to the rooftop terrace. He showed us our lovely rooms and how to get around tonight if we fancied exploring the city. After a quick power nap we headed out into Beijing for the first time in search of food. Every street was bustling with people and lined with Chinese food cafes and restaurants, sadly they all looked a bit too dirty for us at that time, we were feeling a bit sick after the flights and not eating for 7 hours so we were in search ...