Dragon Spring Hotel Beijing
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... I could not imagine finding this in Beijing.
. The Forbidden City is a fantastic place. Built in 1420, it was China’s the Imperial Palace for 500 years, from the Ming to the Qing Dynasty. They say it has 9,999 rooms (because ...
Today we visited Tian'anmen Square. Everyone found it entertaining to take pictures with us. Then, we walked to Forbidden City - it was HUGE. China,so far, is very cold and we've done a lot of walking. For lunch we had native cuisine featuring a lazy susan. After lunch (and Starbucks-if course) we visited Llama Temple which showed off its numerous Budda ...
... but there was little other option and it was a very good roll! We then walked back the way we came and took the toboggan down to the bottom - unfortunately Kate was going far slower than I wanted and was on the one in front of me. I decided to bring my toboggan to a halt and wait for her to get a long way ahead so I could build up some speed (despite the angry Chinese men yelling at me to slow down!).
... the metro (have to walk down Wanfujing walking street) and just ate it in our room before crashing out to sleep. We felt our day had been marred by our experience with the Badaling train and all that wasted time. By the time we got to the wall we were already tired and hours later than we had planned to be. But thats the gamble we took when we tried to do it by ourselves. Makes us look forward to Egypt where sorting out episodes like this is someone elses problem!
... minus Sasha, Andrew and Anneke who had flown home. We had another cracking meal which came to the pricely sum of £6.50 each! So good. Walked around Beijing after dinner. It really is impressive at night, the lights are cool and we went to another night market. They had scorpions on sticks which were still alive though which was horrible to see. When we got back to the hotel we put a load of washing on (this weather isn't good for the underwear!!) and just chilled out ...
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