Shangri-La Hotel Beijing
Travel Blogs from Beijing
We had an exciting day visiting the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. The weather is hot and very hazy from all the pollution and smog. We have really enjoyed the sites and especially the people. Bill turns heads due to his height. One man had his friend take a picture of him with Bill next to him. The emperors really had made with their …
Yesterday was a busy day with the summer palace and rickshaw ride in the Hutong. This is the really old area of Beijing. Last nite we were at the Peking opera. Today we head for the great wall and the Olympic stadium. The weather could be better...
A portion of the Great Wall of China was built in 220 B.C. Today I stood in the place where millions of other people have stood over 2,231 years. That is surreal. Visiting Beijing is eye-opening and life changing.
Get ready for a long blog entry.... I have seen a lot in the last 48 hours...
Beijing is the political, cultural and …
The Great Wall really does inspire a host of superlatives. I would have come to China just for this. The Silk market was just like the Pearl market – full of cheap junk and fun haggling.
Early morning start for the Great Wall, off from the hotel at 8am. Took about 1½ hours to get there. We went to the Jinshanling section. It took …
What a day! The Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and the kung fu show at the Red Theatre were all excellent. But hard to beat the dinner at Family Bites(?), best duck and service in Qing dynasty style imperial eating in a traditional garden by pond and impeccable service.
After a relaxed breakfast at the hotel we headed out to the …
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
This hotel has it all for westerners traveling in the East. The chef is a genius, and the food was probably our favorite part of our stay. The buffet restaurant was incredible, and we also enjoyed a dinner at Blu Lobster, which we commented may have had the best service we had ever experienced (and we are foodies who have eaten at several Michelin rated gourmet restaurants). Every staff member we encountered spoke English and greeted us with a warm "Good afternoon". Our bed was dreamy, we loved the tv in the bathroom mirror, and the room was very large with a walk-in closet. Overall, the location wasn't very close to the Forbidden City, but we didn't care, we took tours and taxis. Our view wasn't special either, but again, no big deal - we'd rank the view and the service as a much higher priority.
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