Posts Tagged ‘Beijing Travel’

Exploring Beijing

Exploring Beijing

Sunday, April 8, 2012 19:02

There are most significant sights in the center district of Beijing. At the core is the Forbidden City, with Tiananmen Square and Qian Men to the south, and the shopping district of Wangfujing to its east. North of the ...

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Go around the Beijing

Go around the Beijing

Saturday, March 17, 2012 8:21

By Taxi Taxis are everywhere and are a convenient way to travel around town if you avoid rush hour. By Subway You can buy an electronic card that can be used for subway and bus rides. The subway card, officially known as ...

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How to Reach Beijing

How to Reach Beijing

Sunday, March 11, 2012 2:20

By Plane China’s international airlines often offer lower rates than foreign carriers for direct, nonstop flights. Many of them have partnerships with international airlines, so you can still cash in on those frequent flyer miles. Air China is one of ...

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Beijing's Oldest Cultural Attractions

Beijing’s Oldest Cultural Attractions

Tuesday, May 25, 2010 19:25

Beijing, China’s historic capital city, is filled to the brim with amazing cultural sites, many of which make buildings in Europe seem new. Exploring Beijing, whether on foot or in a unique rickshaw pedicab, you are bound to stumble ...

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Travel through Beijing Guide

Monday, April 6, 2009 17:35

Beijing, the capital of China, is one of the world's largest cities with a population of over 14 million. Beijing first became an imperial capital during the Yuan Dynasty (1279-1368), and both the Ming and Qing emperors ruled from the Forbidden City at its heart. Today, an all-pervading spirit of ...

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Other Tourist Destinations in Beijing

Other Tourist Destinations in Beijing

Sunday, April 5, 2009 17:08

Mansion of Prince Gong Beijing's most complete example of a historic mansion is situated in a charming hutong district west of Qian Hai. It was supposedly the inspiration behind the residence portrayed by Cao Xueqin in his classic 18th century ...

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Beijing Siheyuan and Hutong Travel

Beijing Siheyuan and Hutong Travel

Saturday, April 4, 2009 16:58

At first glance, Beijing seems a thoroughly modern city, but a stroll through the city's alleyways (hutong) reveals the charm of old Beijing. These hutong - weaving across much of central Beijing - are where many Beijing residents (Beijingren) ...

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Temple Travel in Beijing

Temple Travel in Beijing

Friday, April 3, 2009 18:21

Confucius Temple The Confucius Temple is the largest in China outside Qufu, the philosopher's birthplace in Shandong province. The alley leading to the temple has a fine pailou (decorative archway), few of which survive in Beijing. First built in 1302 ...

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Beijing Parks Travel

Beijing Parks Travel

Thursday, April 2, 2009 17:49

Jing Shan Park Situated on Beijing's north-south axis, Jing Shan Park has its origins in the Yuan dynasty (1279 - 1368). Its hill was created from earth that was excavated while building the palace moat during the reign of the ...

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Yuanming Yuan Travel

Yuanming Yuan Travel

Wednesday, April 1, 2009 17:12

The Yuanming Yuan (Garden of Perfect Brightness, sometimes called the Old Summer Palace), now sits isolated from the main Summer Palace, but was a collection of princely gardens fused into the main mass by the Qing Qianlong emperor in ...

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