Ruizhao Hotel (Beijing Guomao)
Travel Blogs from Beijing
... br> With a few hugs and a couple of laughs we headed out on the subway to our accommodation for the next 4 days at Chinese Box Hostel. Met with a friendly face and a nice warm welcome upon walking in, we knew our stay in Beijing would be a good one. Within minutes we had our train tickets booked that was essential for the rest of our trip along with tours while in Beijing.
Once we got things sorted and made a plan for the week, we threw ...
... living here, and having so much from back home still accessible to me via the internet.
We also went to Tiananmen Square. It was closed, which we found quite unusual. Guards lined the barriers on each side, and guards on the other side of the road made sure you did not think about crossing. There were plain red flags, Chinese flags, Australian flags, Finnish flags and Cambodian flags lined outside the Forbidden ...
... Staffs are nice and friendly as well. Moreover, there are free gifts to take at the waiting area. Those are Buddhism books, cd and dvd.
GIANT BUDDHA AT THE LAMA TEMPLE
After lunch, we walked to the Lama Temple. The most interesting thing to see in the Lama Temple is the Giant Buddha at the Ten Thousand Happiness Pavilion, which is located at the rear part of the temple. This Giant Buddha statue is 26 meters high, 8 meters in diameter, 18 meters above ...
... br> Okay, so maybe this was dumb of me to think, but I had no idea that we would actually have to climb steps to get to the top of the Great Wall!? How was I supposed to know? I really thought the tour bus that we were riding in was going to drive us to the Wall, leveled with the top of the Wall and we were going to walk around for almost two hours enjoying the history and view of the country from hundreds of kilometers high. Nope. We took the ...
... materials into such remote and inaccessible
areas is awe inspiring.
Once we have ail recovered we head off for lunch back in Beijing via a visit to a Jade factory, and then to the Summer Palace.
The Summer Palace was used by the Dragon Lady, the Dowager Empress of China
in the late 19C. There is a large lake, with a 17 arch bridge over to
an island, a Buddhist temple and a covered corridor running about 800m