River View Hotel

No.2 Dongzhimen Wai Street, Dongcheng, Beijing, 100027, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

Forbidden City

A travel blog entry by julians26 on Jun 20, 2014

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... for use by members of the royal family and the two outer bridges were for court officials. The bridges have marble balustrades richly carved with dragon and phoenix motifs. With the ever present threat of fire damage to the palace buildings, the river served as a water reservoir as well as being a decorative feature. (TravelChinaGuide.com)

Many of the buildings have lovely carvings on the eaves, including sacred animals - the more animals there are, the closer ...

Gecko day 16 - Beijing

A travel blog entry by wendy.lane on May 26, 2014

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... There was time to catch the subway back to our hotel and freshen up before dinner. Leonie wore her new skirt and I wore a dress. It felt good to be out of our walking clothes.
The restaurant was walking distance from our hotel. We had been hanging out all holiday for real Peking duck and at last we got it along with other fantastic dishes. A chef cut the duck up in front of us. First you eat the skin dipped in sugar which dissolves on your ...

Beijing's a Big, Big City..

A travel blog entry by ztbrown on Sep 07, 2012

1 comment, 15 photos

... of the West that it'd turn into another Hong Kong or Singapore (where English is an official national language). Here, it seemed the country was hell-bent on modernizing, but it was doing so while remaining distinctively and unquestionably Chinese.

After visiting the mall, my group was led back to Peking University, and from there I went back home to my host family after grabbing some dinner with friends. A train and a bus later, I'd showered off and was snug in ...

Kung Fu: Do Not Enter

A travel blog entry by jessnjing2011 on Jul 12, 2011

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... headed out into the city. It was a little late to see any of the big attractions, so we figured we would finish up seeing Wanfujing street and then head to our prepaid Kung-Fu show afterward.

The market was only about one subway line transfer and four quick stops away. We wandered out onto the busy pedestrian shopping area and tried to blend into the crowd. We went back to the food street, Dong Hua Men, and grabbed ...

Day - 15 - 16 - 17 Beijing is not Peking!

A travel blog entry by egokhan on Mar 12, 2011

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... the visit worthwhile (one wonders.)
There were 70.000 man responsible for making the tomb and they were all executed so nobody would know where the tomb is.
If this unbelievable story is true, I would expect a nicely decorated and rich place. It was quite the contrary. There was actually nothing much to see. Some marble statues claimed to be original and represents the throne of the King. Also, three huge wooden cascets for the King and his two wives. I thought ...

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Location

This hotel, located in the Dongzhimen/Dongsi area of Beijing, is near Lama Temple (Yonghegong), Ming Tombs (Ming Sishan Ling), Beijing Aquarium (Beijing Haiyangguan), and China World Shopping Mall.
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