Dazhalan West Street (Beijing Fifth)

No.86 Qianmen Dazhalan West Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100051, China | Hotel

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Seeing Llama Temple One Last Time

A travel blog entry by quirkybenny


... the Buddhist statues made me stop and pause to appreciate their beauty. When I came to the famous golden Buddha statue, I took a picture. No shame. To make up my lack of respect, I donated money to the temple.

Right after I left the temple, I entered the subway station. Then, I decided to just walk around the hutong near the temple because I figured I should see it one last time. Walking in the hutong was nice with the sunny weather.

No matter what hutong ...

Day 31 - Olympic Park & Peking Duck!!

A travel blog entry by costin


... off health wise, as we had planned to have duck for dinner! After lunch, we took the subway up to the Olympic village, to check out the bird's best and the water cube. They both looked a bit worse for wear, particularly the water cube. They are both still used fairly regularly, but they just looked a bit sad, with nobody in them. Maybe it was just because we kept contrasting them with London 2012 and our lasting memories of those venues were full ...


A travel blog entry by meganlang


... puffs are acts of worship and incense sticks are provided to the worshipers. The architecture inside the temple was the most intricate sight I’ve seen so far. Each hand- painted, hand-carved door and rooftop is different and completely pristine. Out of respect for Buddhism, pictures of the Buddha are frowned upon. No legal action is taken, but you will get stared at for it. We decided to say what the ...

I climbed The Great Wall of China in heels!

A travel blog entry by lagoeseast


... in fact I experienced none of that at all. The slow walking in the Hutongs did my nut in a bit when it was crowded but overall my (although limited) impression of Beijing was really positive. Oh yeah...and after months of mouthing off about how offended I would be if locals tried to take pictures of/with me etc etc....the situation never arose....quite disappointed actually....maybe I had my grumpy Hong Kong face on me and they thought better of it!


Final Reflections

A travel blog entry by elisehuerta


... at what point this sort of turned into a journal of my experiences, maybe more interesting to myself than anyone else). I hope everyone who hasn't already will eventually get the opportunity to see Beijing for themselves one day. Not much more to say other than apologizing in advance for grumpily struggling through jet-lag this week and telling you more than you ever wanted to know about China.

Thanks again, and see you all soon! :)



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