Beijing Century Towers
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... take five hundred guests to the Great Hall for a banquet dinner. That was a treat, walking up red carpeted stairs of this government building and sitting down to orchestra music and tables of ten for a treat to Chinese cuisine. The National Museum faces across from the Great Hall. Finally descriptions are in English!
Many of the country’s first time travelers come to Beijing and we found ourselves being asked to stand in ...
... entertainment as much as we were. We really have enjoyed standing back and being silent observers to the the life that unfolds around you. It is so interesting and different to anything we would ever witness back home. This is the reason you travel. Not to experience the same but things that you have never seen before. China definitely ticks the boxes in this regard. We have had issues with internet over hear so I will post photos when I can gain coverage from the ...
I left Shanghai the morning of June 29, taking the high speed train to Beijing. The Hong Qiao train station in Shanghai was like a brand new airport terminal (it's attached to an airport after all). The trip took less than 5 hours, including several stops, and the train travelled just over 300km/h for most of the trip. Through the window I saw orchards and personal gardens amongst the elevated railway; developments, ...
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Up early (5am) to go to the wall – only had about 2hours sleep too (time zones)
No tour guide for us (can’t be doing with being rushed around) made our own way there – takes a bit of time to research routes but it’s worth it – part of the adventure. First off to the tube station, 2 trains, then off to find the local bus.
On the way we pass a lot of construction work, love ...
... time to wander round at our own leisure before meeting up again and walking to Tianeman Square. The square is huge and surrounded by various government buildings including where Chairman Mao's body is kept. You can go to see it if you want to, it's open daily apart from Mondays but I didn't really fancy it. The square was understandably a Mecca for tourists and we got accosted by enthusiastic Chinese people wanting their pictures taken with us which was so much ...