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After leaving Brisbane at 0.55am Friday we eventually arrived in Beijing 12.00 midday, after a short stop over in Hong Kong. We didn't have time to leave the airport in Hong Kong.
Taxi to our hotel about 1+ hr. from the airport and found our Longtou Hotel. I would not recommend it to anyone. It was very basic, old, worn out place. But we are …
... inside of the garden, but there was a great lookout point which we climbed too and took some good pictures of the Forbidden city!
· We then went to Beihai garden (located to the east of the previous garden). Again, not much to see, but it was a nice walk through. We decided not to rent a paddle boat (or a motor boat) to cruise around the little ...
... of Oz'. So this year I decided I would venture out to the Capital Club in the Western area, Sanlitun, to see what the Passover meal, the Seder, would be like with this group of Jewish expats.
For my non-Jewish readers, Passover, or Pesach (is an important biblically derived Jewish festival. The Jewish people celebrate Passover as a commemoration of their liberation over 3,300 years ago by God from slavery in ancient Egypt that was ruled ...
... Empress), a dumpling lunch, (restaurant called Daqinghua).
This as followed by a tour through the Hutongs (old streets), and then Wuchang Street for the markets and brand name shops. The plan for the evening was for a night of cards and fun.
I have to admit I wasn't particularly excited about seeing the outside of the Birds Nest and Water Cube. Once there I have to say it was very impressive. The Birds Nest was used for both the Opening & ...
... in a day: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, the Great Wall (a 2.5 hour one way drive from Beijing), Capital Museum, Zhongshan and Beihai park. But my favorite activity (and we did a lot of this) was just wandering the various neighborhoods and hutongs and observing the everyday lives of the Chinese.
Our final night is capped with a traditional dinner of peking duck, a 600 year old tradition began in Beijing. Ronny and I are invited to dinner by Lars ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsLongtou Hotel Beijing
Old hotel, worn carpets, fittings old, mattress hard++, towels thin, balcony dirty, TV was old style, no clock, The room was cleaned every day and the maid did a good job really. A long walk to the train station (-2km). Reception have very limited English.
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