Golden Phoenix Hotel Beijing
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Free parking
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... as the cable car was quite pricey (guess whose idea that was). Many steps later, we walked up and down the wall visiting the various towers along the way and then had the option of either walking down, taking the cable car or tobogganing down(!). Well, what better way to get down off the Great Wall than to toboggan down? Great fun!
From the Great Wall we went directly to the airport for a flight to Xi'an to continue our tour...
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Up bright and early for our first train journey. Checked in to the station with tickets and passports. The station had everything you could need, Maccas, KFC, takeaway, bakery and little stores for noodles and essentials. The train cabin is larger then I thought. 4 people are comfy. Not a lot of room, but just what you need. There is a power outlet under the table and room under the bottom beds for 2 large backpacks (each side). The top bunks have enough space ...
... entrees (with a side of prawns). Lots of movies watched, reasonable service, certainly NOT Emiriates but then who is?
Interesting to see the crew and their pot noodles. BIG bag of pot noodles in the overhead locker which they would sidle up to and open almost furtively, then rummage through the bag and take down a pot and scuttle up to the front to consume.
The highlight of the trip (The you are not ...
... and very interesting with Tina's knowledge of the history. It was built in 1420 so much older than any white settlement in Australia. We were not allowed inside the main buildings but could look from the door thresholds. The last Emperor's reign ended in 1911 with the Cultural Revolution so it was as he left it. There were a lot of tourist groups here and of course the people trying to sell us souvenirs but we ignored them. Tina laughed when one man tried to ...
... mix of people from UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA.
With the group we visited the Great Wall of China which is very impressive, the walls aren’t particularly high but they do stretch for 6000 Kilometres! Needless to say we didn't walk all of it and we also cheated by getting a cable car to the top and back.
That evening we went to a show called the Kungfu Legend which portrayed the journey a young boy made in a monastery of ...