One for the Road.

On August 31, 2010, in China Travel Gossip, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

The Den This two-storey luxurious space is the perfect retreat for any vibrant couple or party starter. With a great choice of drinks coupled with fantastic food, ‘The Den’ has a global following and is recognised as one of the best bars in the world. If you are looking to feel and drink the real […]

The Den
This two-storey luxurious space is the perfect retreat for any vibrant couple or party starter. With a great choice of drinks coupled with fantastic food, ‘The Den’ has a global following and is recognised as one of the best bars in the world.

If you are looking to feel and drink the real taste of Beijing then ‘The Den’ is a must. Experience Beijing with the China Travel Depot.

 

Beijing’s Best Chinese Restaurants

On August 19, 2010, in Beijing, Restaurants, Restaurants & Food, by Jack Li

Hot Pot Do It Yourself Our Pick:Haidilao At Haidilao, customers dip raw vegetables, meats and seafood in boiling broth and add sesame and spice sauce before chowing down. We love the hand-pulled noodles (拉面) and other goodies like enoki and shitake mushrooms (金针菇and 香菇, respectively). Expect a wait, but it’s hard to complain when plied […]

Hot Pot

Do It Yourself

Our Pick:Haidilao

At Haidilao, customers dip raw vegetables, meats and seafood in boiling broth and add sesame and spice sauce before chowing down. We love the hand-pulled noodles (拉面) and other goodies like enoki and shitake mushrooms (金针菇and 香菇, respectively). Expect a wait, but it’s hard to complain when plied with tea, snacks and free manicures (no kidding!).

Address:
A2 Baijiazhuang Lu,
白家庄路甲二号
Vicinity:
Directions:
West of Beijing No.80 Middle School
第80中学西侧
Contact:
Open:
10am-3am
Price:
Y100-Y199

Baa, Ram, Ewe

Also Try: Little Sheep

It’s not every day that you can get Mongolian food in Beijing, much less Mongolian hot pot. Little Sheep gives you loads of flavorful meat at a price much lower than most hot pot joints. Plenty of non-spicy broths are available so that hot pot trainees can also take part.

Address:
209 Dongzhimen Neidajie,
东直门内大街209号

Directions:
Contact:

Price:
Less than Y99

Sichuan

The buzzword for this cuisine is “mala”, translated as “mouth-numbingly spicy”. Sichuan food is known for its copious use of chili peppers, and for spicy food lovers it’s definitely a must-try.
Sichuan When It Sizzles

Our Pick: Chuan Ban
Chuan Ban, nearly universally acknowledged by locals and food experts alike, whips up the city’s tastiest examples of the fiery hot dishes. Small wonder, as it’s located in the same building as Sichuan province’s Beijing representative office. You’ll be pleased to find Kungpao Chicken, (宫爆鸡丁), on the menu, as well as the popular Mapo Tofu (麻婆豆腐).
Address:
5 Gongyuan Toutiao, Jianguomennei Dajie,
建国门内贡院头条5号
Contact:
6512-2277 ext. 6101

Open:
10:30am-2pm, 4:40-10pm
Price:
Y100-Y199

Some Like It Hot

Also try: Yu Xin

Who says chain restaurants aren’t the real thing? Yu Xin dishes out authentic Sichuan that will make your mouth and eyes water. Menu must tries include the shuizhuyu (fish boiled in a mixture of oil and chili peppers), dandanmian (担担面, spicy Sichuan noodle) and koushuiji (口水鸡, Mouth-Watering Chicken). Perfect for those impervious to “mala”.
Address:

1/F, Jingtai Bldg, 24 Jianguomen Waidajie,
建国门外大街24号京泰大厦1层
Contact:
Open:
11am-10pm
Price:
Y100-Y199
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Top 5 articles you must take in Shanghai expo!

On August 17, 2010, in Shanghai, Travel Info, What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

Top 5 articles you must take in Shanghai expo! 1、 Identity card Not only Shanghai expo, but also take flight or get an accommodation, you will need your identity card. So bring it with you is very important once you travel. 2、 Flat shoes As you know, the shanghai expo park is very big and […]

Top 5 articles you must take in Shanghai expo!
1、 Identity card
Not only Shanghai expo, but also take flight or get an accommodation, you will need your identity card. So bring it with you is very important once you travel.

2、 Flat shoes
As you know, the shanghai expo park is very big and there are 154 pavilions. If you want to see more pavilions, means you have to go a long way. At that moment, a flat shoe is useful.

3、 Umbrella
If you go to shanghai expo in July or August, I think you `d better carry an umbrella. As there will be always raining in shanghai,you can keep out the sunshine if there’s no rain,it’s also a good idea.

4、 Travel app
When you go to the shanghai expo, you will find a lot of free paper map for you everywhere. If you think it is Troublesome to keep a paper map.You can download a shanghai travel app in your phone,

5、Small bench
Before you go to shanghai, you`d better keep one’s powder dry you will be queued for a long time, especially when you visit the popular pavilions. So carry a small bench is quite useful.

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You’ll be back again

On August 16, 2010, in What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

Hi welcome to ChinaTravelDepot. This is James, you can also call me James Bond or LeBron James. Just as the sports can bring us a great fun, travel is also an fantastci feeling. If you come here you will find everything that you want  in China. From metropolis Beijing, Shanghai to mysterious ancient places Lhasa, Lijiang […]

Hi welcome to ChinaTravelDepot.

This is James, you can also call me James Bond or LeBron James.

Just as the sports can bring us a great fun, travel is also an fantastci feeling. If you come here you will find everything that you want  in China.

From metropolis Beijing, Shanghai to mysterious ancient places Lhasa, Lijiang and Shangri-La. If you come I will show you the Do you like my picture as follows

Jonathan-your reliable friend to arrange China Accommodation

On August 13, 2010, in Accomodation, What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

Hi, this is Jonathan, I’ve been working in travel industry for 7 years, my work focus mainly in the area of China Hotels, so I am very family with China Hotels, and more importantly, the needs and special request for either FIT, Business Travellers or group Travellers…My sense of achievement comes from the satisfaction of […]

Hi, this is Jonathan, I’ve been working in travel industry for 7 years, my work focus mainly in the area of China Hotels, so I am very family with China Hotels, and more importantly, the needs and special request for either FIT, Business Travellers or group Travellers…My sense of achievement comes from the satisfaction of my guests, so would you please give me the chance to send you the most professional advice?

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This is China Flights Consultant

On August 13, 2010, in Transportation, What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

Dear Customer: Greetings from China Travel Depot! Thanks for choosing us.  It is really my honor to have this opportunity to introduce myself.  I am femail,  born in Inner Mongolia, China. I graduated from Capital University of Ecomomy and Business. My major is tourism management. I like travel and listening music. I love dogs and kids. I hope  […]

Dear Customer:

Greetings from China Travel Depot!

Thanks for choosing us.  It is really my honor to have this opportunity to introduce myself.  I am femail,  born in Inner Mongolia, China. I graduated from Capital University of Ecomomy and Business. My major is tourism management. I like travel and listening music. I love dogs and kids. I hope  the world is full of peace and goodwill.

In our company, I am in charge of China Flights booking. We issue over 800,000 E-ticket per year for all over the world customers. We have Cheap air fares (up to 60% off), Immediate booking confirmation, Variety of payment methods (including online), No hidden fees.  I am very pleased to be at your service. If you have any flight enquriy or any problem about China Flights, please feel free to let me know.

Welcome to China! (ChinaTravelDepot.com欢迎您!)

Cordially,

Vivian

China hotels reservation during peak season

On August 13, 2010, in Accomodation, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Nowdays is the peak season for China hotels reservation, when FIT travellers, group travellers, business travellers overlaps, not to mention the world Expo 2010 Shanghai. For pay-at-hotel reservation mode(almost 10,000 hotels are sold this way), it is easy to see the advantages: no need to pay in advance, easy to change and cancel without charge, […]

Nowdays is the peak season for China hotels reservation, when FIT travellers, group travellers, business travellers overlaps, not to mention the world Expo 2010 Shanghai.

For pay-at-hotel reservation mode(almost 10,000 hotels are sold this way), it is easy to see the advantages: no need to pay in advance, easy to change and cancel without charge, but there are also cases of trouble: full booking, price change(there is time difference when hotels decide to change price and the time the notice arrves at agencies), so we ChinaTravelDepot are always trying to avoid such things, when if really happens, we always try to offer our guests the best solution: find a hotel of same standard nearby…

The following is a Testimonial recieved today, which reflects our efforts to help our guests:

“In my extensive travels across the globe I have never come across a website as useful as www.chinatraveldepot.com. Furthermore I am especially impressed at your exemplory customer service skills; certainly to find a travel agent as helpful and accomodating as your good self is truly a rare thing. I have been extremely impressed by Serena’s efforts to find me hotels in the area of Anuhui and I am extremely grateful.  I will not hesitate to recommend your website’s services to other travellers that I meet during my time in China.

Thank you so much for your help!

Kind regards,

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Welcome to China Travel Depot Consultant

On August 13, 2010, in What's Our Specialist Say?, by Jack Li

Hello my new friends, I’m Tom and I was born in Qiqihar, the home of  red-crowned crane. I loved traveling since I was young. After seeing so many wonderful places in China, I had a dream which was to help more people travel to China with my experience and enthusiasm. This is why I chose tourism […]

Hello my new friends, I’m Tom and I was born in Qiqihar, the home of  red-crowned crane. I loved traveling since I was young. After seeing so many wonderful places in China, I had a dream which was to help more people travel to China with my experience and enthusiasm. This is why I chose tourism as my profession, and had been in this exiting industry for over ten years.”Be pure of heart, serve warmheartedly, live wholeheartedly” is the spirit of our team.    —Chinatraveldepot Team

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Beijing Park Life

On August 13, 2010, in Beijing, Cultural Experience, More Places of Interest, Parks & Gardens, by Jack Li

It’s the kind of weather when you can’t decide if it’s cooler outdoors in the shade trying to find a bit of breeze or just staying in with the air-con for company. But many Beijingers live life in the park and evenings are even busier than in the day. This ‘park life’ is completely known in China.

 

It’s the kind of weather when you can’t decide if it’s cooler outdoors in the shade trying to find a bit of breeze or just staying in with the air-con for company. But many Beijingers live life in the park and evenings are even busier than in the day. This ‘park life’ is completely known in China.

Loads of dancing for astart, this goes on in the ordinary parks with the ordinary people, who need no encouragement from community dance practitioners to get up and dance in public. Morning and evening a strangely sedate and old fashioned version of ballroom dancing takes place in the open air, accompanied by crackly taped music from Chairman Mao’s era, whatever the temperature, only ‘rain stops play’.

In Temple of Heaven park, one of my favourites, there must be 10 alternative music and dance styles going on at the same time. The noise and the energy and the hubbub of activity is amazing in itself. You can take your pick from tai ji, ballroom, Taiwanese dance, soulful saxophone, community choir, karaoke, Peking opera, folk music, ribbon twirling, solo pop music, fan dancing, kung fu ……….. you name it. All these activities seem to be self generated and everyone else gathers around to watch. A product of surviving in this overcrowded city is that no one seems to be in the slightest bit self conscious about living their life on show.

And of course there are always the old guys playing cards and mahjong and drawing a crowd; there will be three times as many people watching and advising and discussing the game as there are people actually playing it. The older generations spend their whole day there sometimes minding the grandchildren or more likely just gossiping. Unfortunately in the heat it seems to be completely acceptable for men of any age to roll up their T shirt and bare their torso – not always a pretty sight, especially when accompanied by shorts, dark socks and ordinary leather shoes.

Sport is also very popular and you see people, even before they go to work in the mornings, playing badminton or table tennis or a local game which involves a large version of a feathered shuttlecock and a technique of kicking and flicking it with your heels to keep it off the ground. I took one on holiday to Greece but it didn’t catch on with our gang – too hot and too lazy! And the outdoor gym equipment actually gets used, just can’t see us Brits doing this somehow.

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Beijing Travel Tips

On August 13, 2010, in Accomodation, Tips & Ideas, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Beijing travel tips1: Credit Card It is very convenient for tourists to use credit cards in star hotels and the large emporiums of Beijing. At present main credit cards accepted in China, are Master card, Visa, American Express, JCB and Diners. Beijing travel tips 2: Beijing Weather & When to go The four seasons in […]

tiananmen great wall of China
Beijing travel tips1: Credit Card
It is very convenient for tourists to use credit cards in star hotels and the large emporiums of Beijing. At present main credit cards accepted in China, are Master card, Visa, American Express, JCB and Diners.
Beijing travel tips 2: Beijing Weather & When to go
The four seasons in Beijing are demarcated with a long hot summer, long chilly winter, and shorter spring and autumn. The hottest month is July and the coldest is January. Considering the frequent sandstorms in spring, September and October with their pleasant weather are considered the best visiting times. Beautiful Beijing presents different features for its clear distinction of four seasons.
A good advice is not to try to cover all the great tourist-attractions in one trip, Beijing is simply way to big. Your best bet would be to identify a few areas that you want to explore and then try to plan your itinerary based on these places.Some nice places to visit may be: The great wall ,beihai park, Forbidden City,Ming Tombs etc.
Beijing travel tips 4: Accommodation & Hotels in Beijing
Beijing is an international metropolis, offering accommodation from budget lodging to luxury hotels, such as Grand Hotel Beijing, Jianguo Garden Hotel, and Beijing International Hotel. Beijing has always been a hot tourist destination for visitors from home and abroad year after year. It is highly suggested that you should book your hotel in advance especially during the National Holiday (Oct. 1 – Oct.7).
The best way to find your ideal hotel deals in Beijing is to contact the Beijing travel agencies , because they can offer the much more valuable prices.
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