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TravelPod Member ReviewsHeaven's Edge Resort Nadi
The Ascott offers serviced apartments. Good value given the additional space when renting an apartment, but still having access to concierge services, gym, pool, jacuzzi, steam room, sauna and even grocery services. Good breakfast as well.
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... booked so could take things pretty steady for a few days. On visiting a few areas what becomes immediately apparent is the sheer amount of people, especially in the touristy bits of Beijing, I had been warned of this and told its best to go to popular areas such as the Great Wall and forbidden city etc on weekdays, I ventured to the Summer Palace on the Sunday as I thought it wouldn't be too bad, well it was only because everything's spread out over the lake and hill that ...
... come in and stay in. The tomb is not yet open. On chinese culture the earth was seen to be square and heaven round. So, the courtyard in front is square while a temple with the emperors body is covered by a large round enclosed hill. On our way back there is a doorway. This doorway is the passage between heaven and earth and the supersticious chinese pass throigh here after visiting the tomb. Of course we all give it a go. First we have to pat our bodies to get ...
... that stop, we got to the museum. In the early 1970’s, a man digging for a well discovered the tomb of Qin Shihuang. And that is how the excavation of the terracotta warriors began. His entire tomb is about 36 sq miles, which is insane! And the warriors are only part of it. There are around 8,000 terracotta warriors, but we only got to see 3,000 because they are still continuing to excavate and put the warriors pieces all together because all ...
... around in a little compound but we left after seeing some Chinese people throwing food at one of the bear's faces and we felt a bit bad seeing the animals in captivity (fully aware that visitors to zoos i.e. us - are the whole reason these animals are in captivity). Anyway... saving the animal kingdom is another days' work. If that bear got his hands on that little Chinese man he'd maul him in 2 seconds flat!
We left the zoo on a big old ...
... spaces to walk around, so it felt like you were escaping the city a little too. The Birds Nest is such a huge unusual structure to be up close against. We had a really good walk around, it’s a massive area with a big shopping complex, lots of gardens, and the Olympic Forest Park which we just walked up to, a visit for another day more in the Springtime – big lakes, hills, forests, really nice to walk around by the looks of it.
Saturday night was ...