Rosedale Hotel & Suites Beijing
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... is to being used by the emperor. In the centre of the courtyard is Taihemen, the Gate of Supreme Harmony. The hall was built in 1420, rebuilt in 1625 and renovated in 1765. The Ming Emperors would usually change into their ritual garments here prior to the ceremonial installation of an empress or crown prince. During the Qing dynasty, imperial banquets were held here.
In the centre of the stairway leading up to the hall is a huge marble relief of ...
... the breast meat is dipped in a garlic sauce and eaten. Then come the pancakes with duck meat and skin dipped in hoisin sauce and topped with spring onion and cucumber wrapped in pancake. Some other pickles to cleanse the pallet. The head and legs on the table for anyone to chew on. The rest of the bones taken away, deep fried and brought back to pick the last of the crispy meat off. Definitely the best meal of the trip. The group at the next table came ...
... to the East coast. Such an amazing feat of construction.
We were quite relieved to have Gary replaced by the young woman, as Gary tended to overwhelm us with facts and figures; we had a more peaceful experience with her as she spoke very little English! The towers are connected by very steep flights of steps, a challenge to ageing knees. Ron's revolted after 2 towers, so our expected 4km walk along the ...
... ended up having to leave two days later and could only get standing room tickets. So, instead ...
... br> Quick Chinese Language Lesson :)
Now, it is your turn for some quick Chinese. No characters, just a short look at the Chinese language.
The Chinese place more importance on the last name, so the last name comes first. Similarly, here in the US we say "Professor Wang", whereas in China the last name comes first, followed by the title. Professor Wang in Chinese is "Wang Laoshi".
Chinese name: Zhao Ruoxi
English name: Ruoxi Zhao
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- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center