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Beijing Day trip - fresh mountain air ⛰️
We managed to go on a perfect blue sky day when Beijing was really showing its best self. It is about 84km from Sanlitun area in Beijing and we took a mini van to get there for a day trip. It’s located in the west of Beijing in Mentougou district. It took us about 2 hours to go and a little more to come back because of the traffic.
The signature building is as cool in real life as it is on pictures. Absolutely worth a trip if you like taking pictures and walk around. The place is surrounded by mountain and there are a few hikes you can do in the area. In my group of friends some of us went up to one of the peaks and some of us relaxed by the temple.
Although it’s a long drive to get there it was completely worth it in my opinion. Have been wanting to go for a long time and finally founds some friends that came along.
We were recommended to bring our own food so we had a picnic in the sun outside a very nice tea restaurant. They let us eat our food as long as we bought some drinks. 2-3 hours is enough time to walk around.
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The Forbidden Palace is UNforbidden to You
One of the most noteworthy visits to make in China, is to enter The Forbidden City. Walk where Emperors once roamed thousands of years ago and be amazed at the architecture within the city.
I’ve always wanted to see the city once I realized it was the inspiration behind the city of Ba Sing Se in my fave cartoon. When touring the vast grounds, ensure you wear comfortable shoes, bring your sunglasses 🕶️ and have sunscreen lathered on. There are vending machines around to get beverages and you can pop in the gift shop to get mementos from your visit there.
One of the buildings in the forbidden city I was told, was built just by sticking the logs together like legos. It sure is surprising how it has managed to stand tall all these years-simply amazing but don’t just take my word for it, see for yourselves.
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Journey to Great Heights
As we arrived at the entrance of the Great Wall Mutianyu section, anticipation filled the air. We eagerly boarded a cable chair, we hopped on a cable chair that whisked us up the majestic mountains, revealing a breathtaking panorama. The view from the walls was nothing short of extraordinary, with the beautiful mountains stretching as far as the eye could see. The intricate architecture of the wall fascinated us, a testament to the ancient craftsmanship. To descend the mountain, we embarked on an exhilarating toboggan ride, gliding down on a chair slide that felt like a thrilling rollercoaster adventure. After reaching the bottom, we made our way back to the hotel, savoring a delicious Subway meal that perfectly complemented the unforgettable experience of exploring the Great Wall of China.
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The wonders of Beijing
The Summer Palace photo dump is a visual feast that captures the essence of this magnificent wonder. Each photo is a window into the world of ancient Chinese grandeur, showcasing the intricate architecture, lush gardens, and shimmering waters that make the Summer Palace a true masterpiece. The vibrant colors and intricate details of each image are a testament to the talent of the photographers who captured them, and they transport viewers to a world of peace and tranquility. The Summer Palace photo dump is a must-see for anyone who wants to experience the beauty and majesty of China's rich cultural heritage.#wecreate #mytripvlog #visitbeijing
#visitbeijing. Have been in Beijing for 5 times so far. It’s always great to be there for even a short period of time . And imagine being in Beijing and having a mini wedding ceremony at our embassy in Beijing. Visited huge amount of places .Including temples, restaurants , national parks, The Great Wall, Universal Beijing resort, The forbidden city and so on. You should visit Beijing at least once in your lifetime . Worth visiting for sure👋🏼.
The Cheesecakes factory
The name: The Cheesecake factory
How to get there: Wangfujing station, exit E3 (subway line 1), inside WF Central Branch)
Prices: 150-200 rmb
This a western restaurant with many dishes for a lunch and a dinner. They offer a lot of different cheesecakes. There is a terrace too inside shopping mall. From one of restaurant’s side you can see a beautiful view (famous Wangfujing street).
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Art space 798
The name: Beijing 798 Art Zone
How to get there: Jiangtai station, exit A (subway line 14), walk 20 min.
This is a huge art space, it is beautiful inside and outside. It includes different galleries, nice cafes, graffiti, stores with souvenirs. There is a 3D museum. You can just walk around, have lunch or dinner, buy art things.
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Li qun kao ya dian 🇨🇳 Beijing 🦆
When you visit Beijing it is a right of passage to eat Peking duck, but there are so many choices. Modern fine dining, family restaurants, chain restaurants or old traditional (very touristy spots)
After trying 4 different spots in my visits to Beijing I would recommend going to a touristy one and asking to go in the kitchen. the old ovens are really cool and the staff love to show you what they are doing.
My favorite was at Bei xiang feng hutong 11.
Liqun roast 🦆🦆🦆!
For hedgehogs lovers
This cafe is located at 798 area, famous as an art space. The name is Tian Roast coffee. There are 2 floors with a quiet atmosphere. You can drink a coffee or tea with some cakes. There are hedgehogs everywhere: toys, magnets, icons. And these animals are also on napkins, on mugs etc. You can taste a cake looking as a small hedgehog.
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Name: Chinese Ethnic Culture Park
How to get there: Olympic Sports Center, exit D (subway line 8)
Tickets: 45 rmb
This is a park near Olympic stadium, it presents all nationalities (living style, buildings) in China from different parts of country. The park includes 2 parts: north (old) and south (new). A walk through 2 parts takes 2,5-3 hours.
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Georgia vibes in BJ
Name: Georgias Feast (Gelu Xiuse)
How to get there: Dongzhimen station, exit A (subway line 2)
Prices: 150-200 rmb
This restaurant offers Georgias cuisine (salads, BBQ, dumplings, sweets etc). They have classic and special drinks. The atmosphere is really beautiful, many authentic things from Georgia. There is a terrace, nice too.
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All around China in a couple of hours!!!
📍How to get there: 中华民族博物院, China Ethnic Culture Park, subway station - Olympic Sports Center, exit D (park is located 5 minutes walk from the subway station).
✔️Recommended time: 3 hours
✔️Working hours: 8:30-18:00
It’s a great place to observe all cultural differences in China. Park represents different parts of China and their ethic peculiarities. You will see the examples of the architecture from different provinces. Walking around the park is like traveling around China in a couple of hours. Mini temples, rice terraces and Chinese castles are waiting for you.
It’s a good way to spend some time with family and friends and to know more about China.
📍How to get there: 阜安路望京东园一区120号楼新荟城6层. Follow the arrows with restaurants name when you will be on the 6th floor.
It’s an amazing roof top restaurant. With a magnificent panoramic view on SOHO buildings (Zaha Hadid style). During the day it’s nice, but the most attractive picture you will observe during the evening. When all the illumination is turned on. Lights create a magic of city lights.
Restaurant is cozy and nice with a very delicious food. All the tables have a panoramic view.
Staff is nice and friendly.
Restaurant is not overcrowded. Atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing.
📍Working hours: 11:00-22:00
Very good place if you are looking for something sweet and yummy. Restaurant is quite cozy, with lots of places, inside and outside. The variety of cakes is huge, for every taste. The portions are very big. Staff is nice and friendly.
Approximate price for one piece of cheese cake is 70 rmb.
The restaurant is located in downtown, inside the shopping mall, very comfortable to find.
Place is rather popular. Good for the family event or meeting with friends. It’s better to book the table beforehand if you plan to go there in the evening.
Beijing - at least one in a life time
Beijing is huge, so have a plan for where you want to go if you don't go on a tour.
Be aware that there are a lot of people and visitors to the famous place, both international and Chinese travelers. Make sure you bring your umbrella + hat (Asian style) during the summer because it will be extremely hot and it hard to find a shaded area.
All the famous sightsing place in the main city such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen, and the Temple of Heaven can be easy to reach since they are near the train station. Please buy the ticket online in advance for these because sometime, tickets are sold out early in the morning. Within the main city, there is some night market, check those out too since it is near the exit of the train.
For another farther place like Summer Palace or the Great Wall, you should book a day trip from klook because those a far away from the main city.
To me the food is ok, I'm not too into spice and oil food, you must try Beijing Duck those. It is worth to visit Bejing one in your life time.
THE GREAT WALL of 🇨🇳
Can you truly say you’ve been to China if you have not been to The Great Wall?
You: “I just came back from China”
Friend or Stranger: “Oh yeah, how was it? Did you see The Great Wall?”
You: “Oh, no but there is more to China than The Great Wall you know?”
Friend or Stranger: “Ah, so you didn’t go then. I see”
Don’t be that person folks‼️(By the way, the above ⬆️ scenario is all in good fun) I know my friends would ask if I crossed The Great Wall of China off the bucket list if I had it on the list in the first place.
Anyway, if being on your bucket list isn’t enough reason for you to see this world-renowned landmark, go for the journey via cable cars so you can see surrounding forest. Add to the fact that you’re literally standing on a prolific work of art that stretches on for miles and miles. I went to the Badaling section which I was told is a popular section of the wall. July was when I went and luckily it was raining on the way but it cleared up enough for us to patrol the steps up and down. When you go, just be sure to stop and take it all in, really be in the moment. For if you go and all you did was take a couple pictures, it won’t be worth it. It should be one of your most memorable experiences. ☺️ Follow on IG for more pics @Crimson21_ (Don’t forget that underscore)
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Daxing Airport is a new airport in Beijing. It’s located in a quite remote area.
The best and the quickest way to get there - subway. But the city subway lines don’t go there. You need to change the lines, buy a separate ticket (40 rmb), and use the special line that goes directly to the airport. Trains are very comfortable, with soft seats and with lots of space for the luggage.
The airport itself is huge and modern. You will be able to find everything you need. Baby care rooms are very convenient.
But the gem of Daxing Airport is it’s library. There are lots of books in different languages there and different cozy areas for reading.
It’s a good place to spend some time in a pleasant atmosphere before the flight ✈️.
Culture Shock 😯in the most intriguing way
Posing outside the Mao Zedong Mausoleum in Tiananmen Square in Beijing led to the above photos. This visit was worthwhile as I learnt much from my visit. For starters, I had no idea before visiting that he was the founder of the People’s Republic of China and to think I was spending money with his face on the cover Now I know better.
Learn about China’s rich culture from its current capital. Little tidbit I didn’t know before traveling here, is that Chairman Mao was embalmed and put on display here. Spooky 👻 but worthwhile to… #visitbeijing #2023travelwish #summervacation #dragonboatfestival #tiananmensq #tripblazers
Eclat hotel, Beijing
📍How to get there: Park View Green Shopping Center , Chaoyang district.
Hotel and an art gallery in one place! First floor of the hotel is opened to all the visitors and works like an exhibition hall. That place is very famous among tourists because of the unusual statue of Buddha. This statue is made of thousands colorful strings. It’s really unique and impressive! But it’s not the only one masterpiece there. There are also others modern art statues and pictures in the hotel.
Atmosphere is really great. The place is not overcrowded, so there is enough space to walk all around and enjoy the view.
AAAAA Must-Visit Site in Beijing!
Attraction name: The Palace Museum of the Forbidden City.
Location: Beijing, capital city of China.
The Palace Museum is located conveniently across the road from Tiananmen Square in the heart of Beijing. It is a stunning AAAAA site with piles of history.
It is the home for historical palaces in China…there are around 999 rooms to explore in the huge grounds. See the stunning relics.
Price: Only 60 RMB for an entry ticket.
A step into the future
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How to get there: Chaoyang park station (subway line 14, exit A).
Ticket: 100 rmb (1 person), 160 rmb (2 persons)
This is one of the most exciting modern buildings in Beijing. Now it is a huge media center and you should check before you come, sometimes it’s closed. They are always open when there is an exhibition.
There are some floors: 1. Commercial area, 2. Atelier Phoenix (some information about working at TV studios), 3. Multi-functional TV Studio and some special halls. On the second floor you can drink coffee and have a rest.
Better you come before a sunset, take pictures in the daytime. And wait till 7, there is a light show in the evening. Both time periods are beautiful for walking inside and outside this building.
Morocco vibes in Beijing
How to get there: order DiDi to Casablanca Lutai Western Restaurant and Bar (Xingying, Chaoyang).
Inside “5 cats” recreation mall, 4th floor.
It’s a roof top restaurant in Moroccan style. Restaurant is big and not overcrowded with western type of cuisine. But the most amazing and impressive thing about that place is it’s rooftop terrace! It’s huge, with different locations in different colors and different decorations. You can easily forget that you are in Beijing 😜. It’s a perfect place for unusual photo shooting in every season. Sunset time adds more miracle vibes to that place.
📍How to get there: Chaoyangmen Outer Street No.99, Chaoyang, Beijing
✔️Working hours: 10:00-21:00
✔️Recommended time- 1 hour
It’s a home building materials market. But it’s not a simple showroom, it’s an art place. There are different floors with different locations and exhibitions. The style of the building represents the modern art and it will be a perfect location for individual artistic photo shooting.
On the first floor there are things for home decorating. On the second floor there are show rooms where you can be inspired by the different design styles.
Woman Convention Memorial Park Huairou
Exploring the Fourth World Woman Convention Memorial Park in Huairou, Beijing.
I had the pleasure of visiting the enchanting Fourth World Woman Convention Memorial Park nestled along the serene banks of the Huai River in Huairou, Beijing. This unique park, with its captivating themes, proved to be an unforgettable experience.
As I strolled through the park, I couldn't help but marvel at the meticulously planned areas for senior fitness, women and children's relaxation, and even a vibrant children's activity square.
The park's core attractions resided within the Huai Water Wind and Lotus and Soft Water Washcloth zones. The Friendship Forest, relief walls, themed sculptures, showcased the remarkable historical journey of women worldwide. Among these, the graceful lotus leaves and intricately crafted sculptures stood out, captivating visitors with their beauty.
In conclusion, my visit to the Fourth World Woman Convention Memorial Park left an indelible mark on me. It was a journey through history, an immersion in natural beauty.
It's a must-visit destination for those seeking inspiration, enlightenment.
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Nature and Aviation Unite: Xihu Park Beijing
Nature and Aviation Unite: Xihu Park by Beijing Capital International Airport.
Xihu Park, near Beijing Capital International Airport, is a serene oasis southwest of Terminal 3. Lush green grass and trees create a tranquil ambiance. It's a unique open-air park where you can witness planes taking off and landing up close. Embrace the beauty of nature while marveling at the wonders of aviation. A hidden gem for aviation enthusiasts and seekers of peace alike.
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The Beautiful Beihai
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A beautiful place to visit on a warm afternoon in Beijing is Beihai park. Just in between the Drum tower and Imperial Palace is where this green space is situated. We loved spotting all the old palace structures dotted around the park, and even got to find the hidden 9 dragon tablet which is tucked away in some trees. Climb up to the Tibetan style mountain tower for a beautiful view of the forbidden palace.
The park is only 5 yuan entry in off peak season (but still only 10 yuan per person in peak season starting in April) we highly recommend a visit.
Get lost in Beijing’s Hutongs
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If you’re in need of a place for a beautiful and historic afternoon stroll in Beijing, then the Hutongs are the place to go. Originally built in the Qing dynasty for the officers and generals of the forbidden palace, now they are lived in by real families. These small winding streets are typical to Beijing and a real local experience. Although some of the Hutongs have been taken over by various food and tourist shops, we recommend taking a wander around the less beaten track to explore all the individuality to each of the doors. A lovely place to visit for a truthful slice of Beijing living.
The mystery of lights ✨✨
📍How to get there: Chaoyang Joy City mall (10th floor), subway (line 6, Qingnianlu station, exit B).
📍Entrance: ticket costs 198 rmb (adult).
📍Recommended time: at around 2 hours.
Impressive immersive exhibition! There are 2 floors with different rooms and locations. The game of shadow and lights create an incredible atmosphere. It’s a real art! Colors create different shapes and images, they look like alive and you feel like in the miracle world. Some rooms represent Japanese art style and exhibit only pictures. Some of the rooms are decorated with the objects (like balloons or chairs) that you can touch.
It’s a very interesting experience. If you have never tried it it’s never late to do it.
How to get there: by subway- line 4, Yonghedong Lama Temple station. Or by taxi- order the car to Yonghedong.
Entrance ticket- 25 rmb.
Recommended time - at around 1 hour.
This temple is one of the most famous tourist destinations in Beijing. It has a long history, more than 300 years. And plays a great role in Buddhist culture.
The territory is not big. But there are many different small temples inside. Every building is decorated in it’s special and unique style, and represents different characters from Buddhist culture. Place is rather crowded, but the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing.
Old Beijing, Hutongs, and the Forbidden City
🏯 Embarking on a captivating stroll through the historic heart of Beijing, I discovered the enchantment of Old Beijing, the charm of its winding Hutongs, and the awe-inspiring grandeur of the Forbidden City. Join me as I unravel the rich tapestry of China’s ancient capital.
🚶♀️ Each step through the narrow Hutongs felt like a journey back in time. These traditional alleyways, lined with traditional courtyard homes and hidden gems, showcased the city’s rich heritage. I marveled at the architectural marvels, soaking in the stories whispered by the weathered bricks and intricate doorways.
🌸 The fragrance of steaming street food filled the air as I wandered, enticed by the vibrant culinary scene. From sizzling dumplings to aromatic teas, every bite was a symphony of flavors, a celebration of Beijing’s culinary traditions.
🏯 Finally, I arrived at the magnificent Forbidden City, a living testament to China’s imperial past. Its towering gates and sprawling courtyards left me in awe. Walking in the footsteps of emperors, I marveled at the ornate palaces, intricate artwork, and meticulously landscaped gardens.
📸 With my camera in hand, I captured the intricate details of the Forbidden City, the colorful lanterns adorning the Hutongs, and the timeless beauty of Old Beijing. These photographs are not just snapshots; they are a visual diary of an unforgettable journey through history.
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