Wanshou Palace Recreational Center

Address: Hexi Village, Gubei Town, Miyun District, Beijing, 101508, China | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Beijing

The Great Wall of China

A travel blog entry by cwscott on Aug 04, 2014

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... mind stepped into the shop that had little signage outside and looked like it could have been someone's living room. Alice herself was a little quirky to say the least but very knowledgeable on tea. She already had three French tourists and a Mongolian sat around her tea ceremony table with all its apparatus and accoutrements laid out.

During the next couple of hours Alice introduced us to more teas than we could remember; white, black, green, puer. ...

Our First City in China

A travel blog entry by kevdeeworldtour on May 10, 2014

7 comments, 88 photos

... wall when it is raining or snowing or to use your phone when there is a thunderstorm – though why anyone would think that a good idea is beyond me.

Every guide book, internet forum and newspaper article advises you to ‘come early and avoid the crowds’ – great advice except that about 2 – 3000 people had the same idea and the place ...

My ears become a peasant's new toy

A travel blog entry by adrianpritchard on Jan 08, 2014

4 photos

... He led me to an underground carpark. Definitely one of those “be ready to leg it moments” deep below ground was a waiting room where a guy behind a counter motioned for me to pay 300 yuan (about £30) Realising I didn’t have the cash I mimed an ATM and he ordered my original captor to follow me.

20 minutes later and I was sitting uncomfortably in a waiting room, today’s entertainment.

An old guy motioned to a huge map repeatedly ...

Who wants a deep-fried scorpion?

A travel blog entry by hollyandjames on Jun 22, 2013

7 photos

... to our London versions. Knowing their innovative nature, I imagine we copied them. Another find, arguably not as good, was men lifting their shirts up to the chest, fully revealing the almost-customary flabby gut. I presume this is to cool down their bodies. I tried it out but Holly correctly pointed out that couldn't pull it off as well as the natives (pictured) so its pointless trying.

The next day (our final full day) we finally got round ...

Beijing Part Deux

A travel blog entry by vwuertz on Oct 10, 2012

56 photos

... the last emperor was kicked out by the warlords. It remains a popular tourist destination. On October 2, 2012, over 200,000 people visited the palace in one day. Today, the crowd is light, which gives us plenty of space and time to view buildings. Jason takes us through the Meridian gate and we enter the large courtyard of the palace. Looking at the Meridian Gate we see 5 entrances of different sizes. Jason explains the tall center entryway was for ...

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