Marco Polo Parkside Beijing
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- Minbar in room
- Shuttle bus service
- Conference facilities
- Indoor pool
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... our day of sightseeing after forcing ourselves to quickly inhale food at breakfast. It was a crisp, clear (for Beijing) morning, and we bundled up and started with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. The temple itself is impressive, but I think we all were more interested in the activities of the older locals all around the grounds. Retirement comes early here (as young as 50 for some), so there are a lot of people with a lot of time on their hands ...
... residence of the last emperor of China, Pu Yi. It was a very busy day with so many large groups but we managed to see the whole area. We thought we'd be smart by taking an electric bus to avoid the crowds but it seems we couldn't exit via the main entrance! We then went to the Qianmen area and had some spicy noodles for lunch. The distances are incredible (either that or the map's scale is not accurate), but after ...
... there on our SNA tour so we opted to walk around the outside of the forbidden city and meet the others at the other side at 12.30.
It was not as hot as predicted but very windy. The wind blew the smog away and we had the privilege of seeing blue skies in Beijing. Hopefully will stay that way for the Great Wall next day.
Beijing has a lot more trees than I expected. Most of the streets are lined with them. A lot of parks also with flowers ...
... four hours in the air with some horrible broken sleep and we touched down in a very drizzly wet Beijing. We flew through customs, found a taxi and after a quick hour and a quarter ride through horrible traffic we passed Tiananmen Square and arrived at our hostel. By now we were very tired and sleep deprived, but also very hungry and this took precedence. We headed out and had a search around some busy "Hutons" (Beijing's maze ...
... tat. Fake bags, scarfs, sunglasses, watches - all the usual Asian market culprits. But also lots of China souvenirs - chopsticks, paintings, pandas, fans.....perfect! Some of the women quote outrageous prices here - £20 for a small plastic fan, when a women just 2 stalls down had offered the same thing for £2. Cheeky. A lot of bargaining is needed! On the way back, I got off the metro a stop early to walk along the high street near to where I am staying. It's a ...