Travel Blogs from Beijing
Sunday, 10/13. Beijing - Prime Hotel. Feeling a little more rested after our flight from Seattle, we enjoyed A large buffet breakfast at our hotel, At 9:00 we were picked up by our guide, Mary, and Mr. Soo, the driver, to start our first full day in Beijing. It was overcast, with a lot of pollution in the air. During the day the pollution seemed to …
Here is Karin from Beijing: our third and last stop in China. We had hoped to arrive in blue sky Beijing after misty Chengdu and Xian, but those days are over in Beijing. Although it was around 40 degrees in Beijing this summer, it feels like a good Dutch autumn now. Oh how we missed that.. Beijing is another very modern Chinese city and not much …
That night, we also bumped into Paul (the English one) at Kai – of course we would...where else would he be at that hour?? We waited outside for you for almost 2 hours before leaving! :
I didn’t know it at the time, but that night was the death of ...
... the underground passes and go through security - that is unless you are a foreigner, as we were just waved through! Tian'anmen Square covers 440,000 sq metres (which, believe me, is huge!) and is the largest public square in the world. The square is surrounded by some impressive buildings and is ringed by a perimeter fence. Although it was pretty early when we arrived, it was absolutely heaving, with crowds of Chinese all jostling for the ...
... traditional for so many generations before them. Some hutong alleys are now historically preserved in some areas surrounded the Forbidden City, they are quite clean and keep up to date. There is class levels from higher to lower ranks in that order such as imperial, military, officers, low ranks and poor. Higher ranks living has the painting on roofs are amazingly beautiful. I couldn't believe how they were painted in tiny details. So ...
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- Fitness/Health center
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Comfortable beds, clean. Buffet breakfast, many good choices. We also had a nice dinner there one night.
Teakettle blew fuse in room. Maintenance was quick to respond. Reset the breaker, plugged on teapot, tripped breaker again. Faulty teapot or plug. Just one of those things.
Our sightseeing days were long so we did not have the time or energy to investigate the area around our hotel.
We would stay again.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.