China Travel Service Plaza Hotel
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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... Now cars far out number the bikes, and the air has gotten smoggy because of it. When we arrived, the air was relatively clear because the factories had been shut down for 2 weeks because Beijing had several visiting high profile dignitaries and they wanted the air to be clean. It will be interesting to see how the air quality changes once Monday morning gets here.
Once we reached our hotel, we went out in search of someplace to eat. ...
... scooters. In comparison to Australia, there are not many cars. Using scooters in China is much more efficient due to multiple aspects. They create less pollution, which is a major environmental issue in China, especially Beijing. As far as you could see, they sky was covered in a layer of smog and no blue was visible. This was one of the most important things that we take for granted by living in Australia, clean airways. The scooters are also less expensive and do ...
... gate. Turns out I was very wrong and we ended up in the Forbidden City - oops! We eventually managed to find out way out again through a beautiful cypress avenue and an ancient temple so it didn't work out too badly in the end. Back where we'd started in what I now had to admit WAS actually Tiananmen Square, we did the typical tourist pictures and headed for Mao's tomb. Unfortunately it had already closed when we got there - something for another day - so we headed up and out ...
Today, we had a later start which was lovely as it was much colder today and I was a little sore after all that climbing yesterday. We were met in the lobby again after our breakfast of buffet hot food, real OJ and tea. We drove off first to the Summer Palace. Obviously a place that was at its best in Summer! For very good reason! It is five degrees cooler than Beijing which meant we were really cold, especially with the wind chill factor (blowing off the ...
... to see clouds as we leave the pollution behind. It rains for the entire drive, but as we arrive at Mutianya the rain stops. There are 2 ways to get to the wall, walk or cable car. We opt for the cable car as the path is wet and slippery.
The Great Wall is covered with thick fog, so not good for picture taking. Not too many tourists here which is why we chose this part of the wall to visit. ...