Gulou Express Hotel

Address: No.62 Gulou West Main Street, Xicheng District, Beijing, 100009, China | 2 star motel
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TripAdvisor Reviews Gulou Express Hotel Beijing

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Travel Blogs from Beijing

Our First City in China

A travel blog entry by kevdeeworldtour on May 10, 2014

7 comments, 88 photos

... via the underground. Automatic ticket machine is much easier to use when you press the 'English’ button :-) Layout depicted as per London underground and all the signs are in English (thank you Beijing Olympics) so really easy to find our way around and cheap at 20 pence per person per journey ! Initial impressions of Tian’anmen Square was ‘ is that ...


A travel blog entry by ryan.diplock on Sep 03, 2013

15 photos

Getting back into classes after a weekend of R+R on the Great Wall was somewhat of a reality check. After our long lecture on late imperial China ended Monday however we were back to exploring and proceeded by checking out the Beijing Opera....for those of you unfamiliar with Beijing Opera try googling it. We went to a traditional Chinese opera house, apparently one (according to our professor) that is quite popular amongst the locals. It ...


A travel blog entry by michelleyeager on Feb 12, 2013

1 comment, 9 photos

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Celebrations Schedule and Traditions

The entire celebration totals about two weeks, with many people heading home in advance and countless celebrations leading up to the New Year. Preparations start a full week before New Year’s Eve. Each day has a special activity.

One week before the start of the New Year, everything in the household is cleaned. Curtains, beddings, dishes, floors, everything. The idea is to get rid of last ...

It's hip to be Tiananmen Square

A travel blog entry by matfloyd on Sep 09, 2012

6 comments, 11 photos

... to be embalmed and sit in a glass casket? Surely inspiring a country to revolution and overseeing its successful change to a new political system is enough and they fancy a bit of rest when they are gone without being paraded out mornings and afternoons every day for all and sundry to see?

Anyway, we walked around the square, grabbing photos and looking at the communist style architecture (All brave, rugged and imposing). The sad thing about ...

Great Wall and the Summer Palace - Bye Bye Beijing

A travel blog entry by gdarmo on Jul 29, 2012

4 comments, 52 photos

... more are altogether more strange...

First are the t-shirts with very grand sounding phrases like "Only you can succeed using the power of one" or "You have awesome strength to fulfil your destiny". Others are just 'Ingrish' - a load of english words that mean nothing in english, but are probably just a poor translation of a chinese phrase (see photo)

The next thing is the blatant fakes. I was gutted for the poor young kid who was walking around with an ...