Park Plaza Beijing West
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Business Services
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
TravelPod Member ReviewsPark Plaza Beijing West
Very comfortable, good amenities. Air conditioning would be nice!
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
TripAdvisor Reviews Park Plaza Beijing West
Travel Blogs from Beijing
Big day today. On the bus at 7.30am, first early start we have had so far. We start off at the Summer Palace which is a huge man made lake surrounded by gardens and temples. The 2 metre deep lake was dug entirely by hand in 1420 and the subsequent dirt and mud made a hill on which the temple was built. This is as the name suggests the place where …
... it doesn't actually date back centuries. Almost no interiors are open so you don't get much sense of how people lived. Everything is very dusty including all the displays (there is a porcelain museum, a wonderful clock museum and a few other museums scattered throughout) and a general air of gentle decay. Very like Topkapi Palace in Istanbul. Mount Vernon is a heck of a lot easier to maintain! We knew that it wasn't well curated so we weren't surprised. Just the architecture, ...
... which made my heart melt when I found this out earlier this evening.
As a round off for today, we asked them to write down questions that they would like to ask us and what they have enjoyed this week which we will answer on Tuesday when we next teach them. The questions that we have received have been both cute and hilarious. Highlights being “Do you have a girlfriend?” “Do you like Chinese girls?” (The latter we suspect is from a young girl ...
So far in my trip, we haven't seen much of the educational part of Peking university campus that we are staying on. We have only been in the student living areas, so today we had a lecture with Wei in the gardens and educational campus area of the university. It is so beautiful, with scenic picturesque pond areas and ancient Chinese design buildings and gazebo areas. We walked through some of the garden areas, and then found a spot with large rocks and ...
... to speak to the conductor who could speak a little bit of English - he took our money and kind of told us what stop we'd need to get off at and swap for alternative transport to the wall. As the journey was coming near to the end (according to the lonely planet time scale) we decide to jump up and double check with the ...