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... to the ticket area there are Chinese security guards in sunglasses looking very Bruce Lee like. Here you enter a very large courtyard where tickets are sold. After purchasing tickets we walked through the courtyard to the second entrance and into the proper palace. The first thing we notice the enormous crowd of people. Immediately we decided to leave as soon as possible there were just too many people. Luckily the palace is not that interesting. All the buildings look the same and ...
... the status of toilets after each time we all go.
We walked down to the theatre taking photos on the way.
I had a great seat and a short person sitting in front of me so my view was not blocked. I had not seen a live acrobatic show in years. It was unbelievable and very professional. The man who went down ten stairs standing on one hand and then back up again freaked out. I was feeling the pain in my shoulder just watching him. There was also ...
... got to know him. There's been a girl here too from San Francisco who studies here but needs to wait till next semester to get her new apartment.
Sleeping is obviously the most important part and that's where any hostel sucks. If you want to go cheap you need to do dorm style and it's usually 4-10 people. My advice: earplugs, eye mask, noise canceling headphones. The ear plugs don't quite cut it so I put my headphones over them and play some Nature sounds off an iPhone app, or ...
... type venue. We decided to venture in and take a look. It was an album launch for a local Chinese band. It was fun to watch them even though we couldnt understand what they were saying :-)
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Favourite Local Dish: Dumplings and salted eggs for breakfast!
New Tastes: Snake on a stick & candied haw berries
International McDonalds Meal: ...
... this tower twenty seven” she said brightly, “I beg your pardon, could you elaborate?” I asked with remarkable composure, “Yes, this tower twenty seven; Tower Twenty Two, ‘the tower of the ten winds’, 2 kilometres back that way, you buy tea-towel now?”. Dan looked psychotically at her “I don’t suppose you have any f*cking water do you?” “No, only tea-towel, you buy now?”
And so we retraced our ...