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TravelPod Member ReviewsCourtyard 7 Beijing
Haven't quite been here long enough to be completely fair, I just wanted to say that when coming in at 11:30 at night you leave the pleasant tourist atmosphere to go into this creepy looking ally with an unwelcoming wooden door and... okaaayyy.... This IS where we're supposed to be staying right? And then it's gorgeous. Not quite as close to the center of things as I'd like but beautiful and everything :)
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... capable of building something of this size or nature, let alone be prepared to sacrifice the number of human lives it took to build. Nevertheless, despite how impressive it is, it was all for show and completely failed to achieve its purpose as the Mongols still managed to stomp their way through and raise the Chinese capital. It's all just about looking good.
It's certainly worth visiting, but I think if I was to make a trip to the wall again, I'd ...
... T-Shirts, showing off our accomplishments of making it to China and getting to the wall. The grade in certain sections was incredibly steep. Some sections had small steps, others had wide steps, some had no steps, just a very steep incline in the original stone pavers, and other sections had a combination of both. While the terrain was varied, there was one thing that we all shared, and actually shared with the other tourists and Chinese people, it was tough, there was ...
... no cameras or bags allowed, and you must have your passport for entry to the mausoleum. We chose not to stand in line for 2-3 hours.
Before heading on, our tour guide took us to a "Special" Chinese restaurant where he left us saying, "You eat this, I will go eat Chinese food". We were not insulted in the least because we were happy to see the Chinese food we normally find in Chinese restaurants at home.
After lunch we headed to the ...