Tang Yue Hotel
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By this point, Mia had become enamoured with the City of Beijing. She got up early to check out the Temple of Heaven.
A beatiful example of Ming architecture, the temple was built within a walled 267-hectare park now called Tiantan Park. This is where Chinese emperors offered sacrifices and prayers for good harvests.
She spent the …
Monday morning we woke up worn out from the heat and the hike yesterday. Mia slept in and then got started on some other admin stuff (for example sorting out all the pictures from the Summer Palace and the Great Wall!) while Eli went off to collect our Russian visas or face the reality of rejection once again.
He got to the Embassy and …
The one thing we knew we wanted to do in Beijing was to see the Great Wall of China. We had high expectations and it did not disappoint. In order to get to a section that was more remote, ie has areas that show its age and isn't covered with tourists, we booked a tour to take us 3hrs north of the city tothe Jinshanling area.
This area was …
When we were in Angkor Wat in Cambodia we ran into a group of VERY young Canadian kids (about 18 years old) who had come from Beijing. They offered the advice that the Mongolian embassy is often slow and the line long, which reiterated what we'd read online.
We knew where we were going and armed with the Chinese script for our destination and …
After a later night we slept in a bit before heading out to see the Emperors Summer Palace. An hour subway ride brought us to the Pagoda surrounded lake which would have taken ages to navigate the 290 hectares by horse when the palace was in use.
We walked around the rambling pathways, visiting many pagodas and temples with classically …
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