The Emperor Hotel
Travel Blogs from Beijing
We felt relatively fresh and rested after a good night’s sleep on our luxury train, and were excited to have finally arrived in the heart of China, Beijing. We decided to get the arduous task of organising our onward train tickets out of the way while we were actually in the train station, and with the help of another pre-written note and a …
Hoho. Pa smo v Pekingu. Končno prava Azija. Prenaseljenost. Slab zrak. Mešanje različnih vonjev na vsakem koraku. Boj v prometu za vsako ped ceste. Moški, ki ne šparajo ne s pljunki ne z znojem. Prodajalci spominkov, berači in vozniki, ki bi ti izpulili še zadnji yuan. Po sterilni Japonski kar prija spet ta …
... to sit and chat with others. - so far everything is extremely cheap as expected. - cab drivers will actually turn you down - less then 3km, no money is better than the fare - not a lot of English spoken - need to makes sure we always get directions written down - Beijing roads = scary as ****, car or bike - actually witnessed a crash - walked 2 hours in the wrong directions, but was fun trying to conquer ...
... show. We ended up walking around that area afterwards and staying there for dinner. Peter picked a restaurant along one of the hutongs as we walked, so in we went. It turned out to serve hotpot, a fondue type dish. There was a burner in the center of the table. We ordered meat, vegetables, and noodles. We got a big pot of broth, actually split down the middle, one side was spicy. Once the broth boiled we cooked our dinner. It was delicious. All in all, an enjoyable ...
... Maojiawan hutongs, said to have once been home of the Ming Dynasty scholar Mao Wenjian.
Finally. There are those hutongs, which derive their names from old markets and trading centers. These include Xianyukou (Fresh Fish Market), Luomasi (Horse and Mule Market), Gangwasi (Pottery Market), Yangsi (Goat Market), Meisi (Coal Market) and Zhubaosi (Jewelry Market). Other hutongs are named for historical sites and ancient relics. Qilinbei ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet