Beijing Yuan Fang Hotel

No.22 Guangximen Bei Li, Chaoyang District , Beijing, 100028, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

The Wall! The Wall! My legs! My legs!

A travel blog entry by travelingma on Jul 16, 2014

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... get special pricing), the last one here. The craftsmen needed are all in their 50,s to 60's, and the young kids do not want to learn the craft and work for piece work wages. Cloisonné actually began in China and is called enamel work. We saw the stages of creating: Start with brass shell in whatever shape you are creating. A crafts person then copies a pattern onto the shape, like an embroidery pattern ironed on to material. Then comes the fun part. They need to take very thin ...

Tiananmen is Forbidden/Stairway to Heaven

A travel blog entry by tswiderski on Jun 20, 2014

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... rubbing them for good luck, but the reality was they keep them full of water in case of fire. We learned that there were nine gates in total, and each new gate was more ornate and more beautiful than the last. We also had the chance to visit the quarters of the Last Emperor about whom the movie with the same name is based. It was really neat to see where he studied, played, and lived.

By the time we reached our bus just outside the North Gate ...

The Long "good" Friday

A travel blog entry by andyeaton on Nov 22, 2013

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... of a girl who seemed very polite but very firm each and every one moved on grumbling but moved on all the same.

We swept into Suzhou South on time to the minute five hours 700 miles after leaving Beijing, absolutely incredible, forget HS2 this was amazing rail travel. We were met by our driver and driven the 30 minutes to our hotel, a long, long day ended with a couple of beers and to bed. Tomorrow the factory visits then fly to Singapore and at last laundry ...

Big Pizza and subway shenanigans

A travel blog entry by alycleveland on May 27, 2013

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It is finally starting to sink in that I am actually in China. I'm still not totally adjusted to the time change (this morning I was up by 4:30), but I'm getting there! I've made it all day without napping and am pretty tired, so I hope to finally get a normal night's sleep tonight! Cross your fingers for me!

Yesterday (Sunday), our group was given the task of conquering the beijing subway system on our ...

The Climb

A travel blog entry by ztbrown on Sep 16, 2012

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... out an exhausted whoop as we climbed those last few stairs and made it to the top. I held up both my arms in triumph. We'd made it.

The two of us were joined by other students shortly thereafter, with a group here and there trickling up those last stairs before it turned into a flood as the crowd we'd left behind finally caught up. We all stood around, exchanged climbing stories (apparently one girl had almost passed out; another had found a lizard), ...

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