Hanting Hotel (Beijing Xidan)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... very effective were it not for the fact that three out of four groups have chosen the lucky colour red.
Very wet by now, we unanimously elect to have lunch, a good move. It turns out to be a largely vegetable meal, every bit of which is excellent. Dried out and mentally restored, we proceed to the Summer Place, north-west of the downtown area: a complex of lakes, gardens and palaces, built in 1764, and restored by the Dragon Empress Ci Xi in 1888 ...
... rehearsal around 8pm and headed back to the hotel for drinks and dinner. By the time we were ready to eat in the fancy restaurant upstairs the kitchen had closed so we went back down to the lobby restaurant. Unfortunately I made the mistake of going to the buffet instead of the a la carte menu. Miscalculation. Fingers crossed I'll get to sample the famous Beijing (formerly Peking) duck before we ...
... had a
big celebration in the tomb. The tomb was huge and the well-treed
grounds and beautiful buildings outside were set in a tranquil
setting surrounded by mountains. There are lots of apple orchards in
the area.We arrived back at the hotel well fed and tired, so no dinner for us
again and another early night.Wednesday the 30th of
October – Our organised tour
finished yesterday so we breakfasted late then went on a little
... and sugar – yum yum YUM!!! The others then headed back whilst I went on a bit of a wonder around the main shopping centres and treated myself to a £6 top from Zara! I annoyingly did not find anything too exciting whilst wondering, nor did I get anything for free or even have my photo saying. Pretty non-descript evening followed by an evening of amazing-ness! We went to the Circus! OMG – it was amazing. Whilst I can’t remember much of Circ Du Soleil, I ...
... rooms. It is approximately a mile long by half a mile wide - incredible. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. A visitor could probably spend all day in there and still not see all of it. :-)
We spent a couple of hours looking around before it was time to go for some lunch. We went to a restaurant for the ...