Beijing Wangfujing Donghua Hotel
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Great location and good price! Probably a 4 star hotel. Nothing spectacular comes to mind, but very elegant and comfortable place. Highly recommend!
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... herself along and up to several temples and she long ago wrote about one here so I'll skip ahead.
Next stop was the famous Longmen Grottoes, a collection of tens of thousands of Buddhas carved into the cliffs. It was a moment of realisation for me. I don't need to see every Buddha. By the time you've been travelling around Asia for more than a fortnight, you've seen a lot of Buddhas. Also ...
... multiple times. Everything metal plus my umbrella came out and went into the x-ray piece by piece (even if it was obviously just tweezers, etc). They also had a table-tablet screen where the workers would digitally circle all of the noted areas of the x-ray and then scan my boarding pass to associate the records together. Wild.
The flight was uneventful, if long since I was once again trying to stay awake the whole 12 hours. Unfortunately the ...
Our next stop was the Ming Tombs exhibiting many funerary object and artifacts-- interesting but not spectacular.
It was nightfall by the time we returned to Beijing. What a treat to see the city come alive with its many neon signs and people out for the evening. We checked into the Peninsula Hotel, a six ...
... the lake partly frozen), but enjoyable and relaxing. We also had another dose of cat therapy in the afternoon, at Sirena's.
Wednesday in Beijing was, thankfully, a bright and clear day - at least by Chinese standards. Visibility in the city must have been well over 20 yards, so the pollution level was down on previous days. This was lucky, because we visited the Great Wall today. We'd chosen a part of the Wall called Mutianyu, which is generally regarded as one of ...
... is a convenient 15-minute walk from our hotel. A huge series of imperial palaces and gardens, the original structures were destroyed by British and French troops during 1860 (see the link for more info). I went in expecting the place to be a small park with a few ruins of old palaces here and there, but it is ENORMOUS. The entire stretch of land is comprised of fields and reconstructed gardens and lakes and ruins.