Song Lu Sheng Fang Holiday Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... we be mature and let people get on in their rightful order? Perhaps we would agree to let the elderly or the young mothers and their children get on first? Not a chance!
As the bus eased to a stop and opened it's front door everybody sprinted ...
... ended up at 150 (about $30).
Then we were off to the Summer Palace. Sunday they had 69,990 visitors - but were only expecting about 30000 this day! the Summer Palace is a huge garden north east on the edges of the city, situated on a huge lake, built for the Dowager Empress (whose name I have forgotten). When we arrived, we were all out taking pictures and there was a young disabled man trying to sell us some cards. He came up to Vic, who has ...
Well this year – I have tried to take more videos so that I can capture the atmosphere – but it takes so long to upload them I may not upload them all.
Unfortunately the battery in my camera ran out just as I was about to film this sweeper lorry – it got right up behind the mass crowds and looked like it was about to sweep them out the way! Hahha luckily I have two camera batteries with me so don't miss ...
... or take the giant escalator. Hmmmm. The latter seemed obvious. So with my new panda sun hat in hand we entered the dragon's lair and reached the top where to my amazement, we stood surrounded by a majestic river, and wooden boats run on LPG gas would then transport us to a part of the gorge which then required a cable car to take us to the top of the mountain before descending ...
... and chairs was in, and began her musical tai chi routine. Gorgeous. ^_^
Off to the biggest tourist attraction in Beijing! I'll leave most of the history to Wikipedia (it's well worth reading: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidden_ City). We entered (as all visitors do)from the south, under the Mao portrait, and through a series of impressive gates. We purchased entry tickets, and also an automatic audio tour, which uses sensors to trigger the ...
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