Beijing 161 Lama Temple Courtyard Hotel
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... the wall. Also when buying the ticket for the cable cart we saw they had a toboggan for the way down! Definitely get a ticket for that too. Once up on the actual wall we had 3 hours to walk as much or as little as we liked. The wall is obviously absolutely massive and stretches for around 8000 miles, the part we was on alone (or the part we could see) was a fair few miles in itself. What we didn't realise was how ...
... This whole area is worth further exploring so we will return when Fletcher's foot settles down as there is a subway station right at the entrance directly on the line we need for our hotel. By 3 o'clock it was starting to get chilly with the sun low in the sky so we hopped on the train and returned to the hotel.
Tonight we are being taken out for dinner by the staff from the RDC as well as our friend Feng who is the coach of the Chinese Olympic Athletics team. Should be fun.
... old houses and admiring the view, as well as plenty of food & drink over the 2 days. Our courtyard had a great roof terrace sit at, perfect for the evening and the following morning, and in the morning we got up early and climbed the mountain which the village is at the foot of, a clear sunny day made for great views and the hike was well worth it. A well deserved coffee / beer once we climbed back down, watching all the tourists arrive. The nice thing about staying overnight ...
... folks can live (there used to be a wall surrounding it, but it collapsed as time fell), and finally the outer city. There were 4 gates (giant, red buildings) leading into where the emperor slept. Going in, there were always 3 gates or bridges, and only the emperor could use the middle one. The outer two were for family, concubines or workers. We saw where guards currently sleep, and in ancient times very high ranking officials lived there. ...
... Pudong is an area located along the east side of the Huangpu River and across from Puxi.
Puxi – historic city center of Shanghai, located on the west side of the Huangpu River.
Shanghai – one of the four province-level municipalities of the PRC (People’s Republic of China). The other three are Beijing, Tianjin, and Chongqing.
And here’s a tip that RC gave us on the names of Chinese places. If ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBeijing 161 Lama Temple Courtyard Hotel
Very cute, traditional chinese style hotel. If you are looking for something basic, this is the perfect place. Close to the subways, and the city center. The staff is friendly and helpful, and speak english quite well. The area is safe, with the police station at the end of the road. The only downside could be the restaurant across the street is noisy at night (however I never found it to be a problem). If you are sensitive to noise when trying to sleep, the back courtyard blocks most of the sound. This is a wonderful hotel, for a great price! Thanks to Bob and Jenny for everything!
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