Huandao Boya Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... drawing water from a well, silver birches, silver birches, silver birches, tractor !, graveyard - did the trees grow around the graves or were the graves dug between the trees ?, silver birches, silver birches, silver birches, trucks ! ( Repeat 3 times)
Dee braved the shower today. It was freezing. But once you were in it it was ok. Better than having nothing.
Today has been quite a quiet ...
... much of a difference, but complied.
Inside each of the buildings, there were always large statues of some prominent religious figure, sometimes Buddha. The most notable was the "Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses", which contained an 85-foot tall statue of the Maitreya Buddha carved from a single sandalwood tree. It’s actually in the Guinness Book of Records, according to a plaque attached to a pillar.
In the ...
Dear readers, yes it seems an eternity since this blogger updated this travel blog. It seems that work has overshadowed another important reason for being here in Beijing: discovering and even rediscovering this ancient city. When one meets new friends as I have done recently, then one wants to show off this city rediscovering ...
... and very affordable.
Today we decided to ease in Beijing by checking out a few markets. The first was the weekend Antique Market (Panjiayuan Market) and then a bit of Fake goods (Silk Market). The Antique Market was really busy and interesting checking out all the various goods and antiques on sale. Everything from metals, stones, pottery, art, old curios, beads, pottery etc. We did a bit of haggling (when the vendors ...
... really cosy and felt good so we ventured in. No-one spoke English but thankfully the menu was translated so we ordered some dishes - no exaggeration when I say that we had the best Chinese meal ever in this place - not to be missed by anyone travelling to Beijing, and all for less than the price of a pot of tea!
In summary, a great day in Beijing - the local knowledge was a Godsend (is that spelt with a capital G?).
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