Category Archives: Beijing

1. Train from Beijing to Guilin

The first thing I must do is apologise for not taking any pictures of the front of the Chinese trains. The reason for this is that you never get to view them. When you arrive at Chinese stations you are … Continue reading

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6. Beijing Central

One day we made our way to central Beijing. We could not come to Beijing and say we had not seen the CBD. It is big, as one would expect, with very tall modern buildings. We asked in one if … Continue reading

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5. Pearl Market & The Temple of Heaven

One morning we went to find the Pearl Market and get a strand or two of pearls. After a short bus ride which cost 2 yuan (you can go as far as you wish for 2 yuan)  we found this … Continue reading

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3. Tiananmen Square

Tuesday morning, about 9am we walked to Tiananmen Square which is only ten minutes from the King’s Joy Hotel. We thought we would get there before the tourist hordes and get some photos of the Square whilst it was relatively empty. … Continue reading

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2. The Great Wall of China

An early start at 7 am saw us first on the Toyota van headed to The Great Wall. First an hour driving around town picking up the rest of the bus load and then a two hour trip in heavy … Continue reading

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1. The King’s Joy Hotel Beijing

We stayed here for a week whilst in Beijing. It is conveniently located to major attractions at Tienanmen Square and The Temple of Heaven. The King’s Joy Hotel provides good cheap accommodation. The rooms are tidy and clean and are … Continue reading

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The King’s Joy Hotel Beijing

We stayed here for a week whilst in Beijing. It is conveniently located to major attractions at 81 Meishi Street Xicheng District , Qianmen & Temple of Heaven, Beijing, The King’s Joy Hotel provides good cheap accommodation. The rooms are … Continue reading

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