Ibis Beijing Sanyuan
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This morning I was up bright and early to take a coach to Jinshanling, a very rural part of the wall. The coach took about 3 hours from Beijing and it was well worth it! Unlike some of the other areas of the wall there may have been, at most, 10 other hiking groups coming in the opposite direction to us. The hike was 6 kilometres - all up and down steps and slopes, and took about 3 hours including some long rest stops. I was not. Prepared for ...
... as we struggled up steep stone steps in the glaring sun (please note the alliteration for effect here), the climb was much more challenging than we'd imagined it to be. We'd got a cable car up to the wall and decided that we'd go for the more risky route of tobogganing down to the bottom - definitely a once in a life time opportunity. Exhausted, we slept all the way back to Beijing in the minibus until we were awoken at yet another shop - a pearl shop. Tired ...
... s Main Gate in the background before returning to the bus and on to the hotel. As we walked back to the bus, we passed an area of what appeared homeless people…it was disheartening to see just like it is at home.
Our hotel in Beijing, the Beijing International Hotel, is a 5-star property. This is what we expected in Shanghai. After check-in, we just chilled for a while. We have a great view of one of the main streets in Beijing and a ...
... time to walk around and take photos. Fisher explained that the number of animals on the corner of roof shows how important a building is. The number 10 is for the Gods so the Emperor's buildings have 9 and then 8 for the next class down etc. Half our group had then chosen the optional your in the afternoon to go and have a home stay lunch in the old part of town. This was great fresh authentic Chinese food (with beer). Then we took a short ...
... to David there were less people than yesterday at 1pm - when we gave up entering after seeing the queues for the tickets!)!
It's definitely beautiful, the golden roofs, the sharp colours of reds, greens, and blues, the statues and the stone carvings... But some of the magic is taken away by the crowds, and it's hard to imagine it was "forbidden" once. Luckily there are some more popular and less popular areas, and we ...