Grand Millennium Beijing
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... here, and huge thank you to Bryony's points and the discounts Starwood offers. Our first evening we wondered to another restaurant that we found on tripadvsior which was fairly near the hotel. Again there was a long queue (we were lucky in finding very popular local restaurants regularly), and we took a number and sat down and waited. Periodically the waiters would come outside a shout a number in Chinese, which obviously meant nothing to us. While we were sitting on ...
... recent times has been security. She explained how one looks for good security. Another criteria is a room that is spacious with no sound leaking in from the city streets. In order to judge cleanliness, it is best to look up. If the ceilings, vents, and fixtures are clean, it is likely they spend just as much time cleaning the floors and other regions. It was great to get a buyer's perspective on what helps to qualify a good supplier ...
... now a world super-power. Bill, our tour guide, is a University graduate but following his graduation he was obliged to undergo "re-education" as part of the Cultural Revolution and had to work on a collective farm for several years before he was allowed to resume his career as a teacher.
The first highlight of the tour was a drive around Tian’anmen Square built in 1651 and a quick look through The Gate of Heavenly Peace – an ironic name ...
... of Changling. That was a bit disappointing. This is another one of those times when I wish we had a tour guide to tell us about the place. When you first walk into the building, there is this huge Buddha statue right in the center and many, many people had tossed money on the ground right in front of it. Actually, I'm not even sure the statue is of Buddha. I don't pay close attention so don't take my word for it.
... br> The capital of the People's Republic of China is one of the largest cities with a population of over 14 million. Beijing first became an imperial capital during the Mongol Yan dynasty (1279-1368) and both the Ming and Qing emperors ruled from the Forbidden City at its heart. Today, an all-pervading spirit of change has added an exiting new dimension to ...
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- Swimming pool
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- Free High-Speed Internet