Motel 168 Beijing Zhongguancun
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participating in a Confucius Institute-sponsored program that started in Beijing and ended in Shanghai with a couple of cities in between. I'd signed up for this program when I'd learned about it from him way back in Lhasa. I wanted to be part of the …
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... I was able to get my history geek fix for the day. After entering the entrance gate, you're in the first large courtyard, but not the main one. You ascend another set of steps, go through a building, and the vast expanse of the city then opens up before you. I imagine this was designed intentionally to impose a sense of awe and vastness. Though there are a lot of people at the Forbidden City, it's pretty easy to get away from the crowds. The majority of people follow ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsMotel 168 Beijing Zhongguancun
Although my room was rather small, it was clean and neat. The people at the front desk were all helpful and accommodating.
I will say, however, that this hotel was a little difficult to find. If you stay here and can't speak Chinese, be sure to have the hotel's phone number in order to have them tell a taxi driver how to get to the hotel.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.