White Pagoda Temple (Bai Ta Si) Travel Tips

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, Temples, Travel Info, by Jack Li

White Pagoda Temple constitutes of the Temple Gate, the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. It also includes three main halls: Tianwang Dian – Hall of Heavenly King, Dajue Baodian – Hall of Supreme Bodhi (Enlightment), Qifo Baodian – Hall of Seven Buddha. The side constructions of the main yard include Cangjing Ge – Sutra […]

White Pagoda Temple constitutes of the Temple Gate, the Bell Tower and the Drum Tower. It also includes three main halls: Tianwang Dian – Hall of Heavenly King, Dajue Baodian – Hall of Supreme Bodhi (Enlightment), Qifo Baodian – Hall of Seven Buddha. The side constructions of the main yard include Cangjing Ge – Sutra (Scripture) Hall, Fangzhang Yuan – the yard for the Buddhist Abbot as well as side halls and wing-rooms. The pagoda is surrounded by red walls and is located a little bit north from the middle of the yard. There are pavilions at each of the four corners of the yard. Monumental “Sanshifo Dian” (Hall of Three Buddha) was constructed in front of the pagoda.

Best Time to visit White Pagoda Temple

Beijing spring and autumn are neither too cold nor too hot. With a mild climate, they are the ideal travelling seasons. In autumn the city earns the name of ‘the Golden Beijing’, thanks to the clear sky and fresh air at that time. Though accessible all the year round, Beijing is at its best in April, May, September and October.

Beijing is located on the edge of the North China Plain, between mountains and the sea. Beijing has a typical warm temperate semi-humid continental monsoon climate with clearly distinguishable four seasons. It features spring flowers, autumn moon, summer rain and winter snow respectively. Beijing has an annually average temperature of 11.8 ℃, with the lowest monthly average temperature of -4.6 ℃ in January and the highest of 26.1 ℃ in July. The spring and autumn in Beijing are quite short while the winter is relatively long. Its annual precipitation is 644 millimeters and the frost-free period lasts 180 days every year. Though the winter in Beijing is quite long, the buildings are well equipped with heating installations, making the indoors as warm as it is in spring. However, there is a large temperature difference inside and outside, so sweaters and heavy overcoats are still necessities. Every visitor should regularly follow the weather forecast and commentary in newspapers or on broadcast and TV in Beijing. An alternative is to dial 859, through which you can listen to the weather forecast for a particular and following day in both Chinese and English. Nonetheless, most of the attractions in Beijing are cultural heritage, buildings and customs, tours to which will not be influenced by the climate. Therefore, you can come to Beijing throughout the whole year. Keep in mind that during the winter, Beijing tour agencies and hotels offer off-season bargains!

White Pagoda Temple Tickets

Entrance ticket: 20 yuan per person

(On Wednesdays, first 200 tourists to White Pagoda Temple visit for free/ free guided tour available twice each day, morning and afternoon respectively)

How to Get to White Pagoda Temple

By bus

Take bus 823, 695, 604 or 42 and get off at White Pagoda Temple Station (Bai-ta-si)

White Pagoda Temple

The White Cloud Taoist Temple Travel Tips

On July 12, 2011, in Beijing, More Places of Interest, Temples, Travel Info, by Jack Li

The White Cloud Taoist Temple consists of four parts, three complexes in the front, and a big back yard. From front to back, there are the Screen Wall, the Memonial Arch, the Ornamental Column, the Shanmen Gate, the Wofeng Bridge, the Lingguan Hall, the Bell Drum Tower, the Sanguan Hall, the Hall of the God […]

The White Cloud Taoist Temple consists of four parts, three complexes in the front, and a big back yard. From front to back, there are the Screen Wall, the Memonial Arch, the Ornamental Column, the Shanmen Gate, the Wofeng Bridge, the Lingguan Hall, the Bell Drum Tower, the Sanguan Hall, the Hall of the God of Wealth, the Hall of Jade Emperor, the Jiuku Hall, the Hall of the King of Medicine, the Laolu Hall, the Hall of Qiu Chuji, and the Sanqingsiyu Hall.

Best Time to Visit the White Cloud Taoist Temple

The spring and autumn in Beijing are the best travel seasons, as it is not too hot and not too cold, especially autumn when Beijing is called “golden Beijing” because of its clear and cool weather. April, May, September and October are the best months for tourism. Beijing is on the north edge of the North China Plain facing the ocean and butted against the mountains. As Beijing has the typical warm and semi-humid continental monsoon climate, each season has its distinctive features. The coldest month is January during which the average temperature is around -5℃, while in the hottest month, July, around 26℃. Compared to winter, the spring and autumn here are relatively short. Though the winter in Beijing last for a long time, the perfect indoor heating facilities make you feel as if you are in spring. But, considering the large temperature difference between indoor and outdoor, you should better bring your sweater and coat if you want to visit Beijing in winter. Don’t forget that most attractions in Beijing are sites of historical and ethnic cultures, and weather wouldn’t become a big obstacle to your trip, so it’s OK to visit Beijing at any time of the year. In winter, many travel agencies and hotels will make provide big discounts, so you can save a lot of money.

The White Cloud Taoist Temple Best Routes(no information right now)

The White Cloud Taoist Temple Tickets

Ticket: RMB 10 Per Person

How to get to the White Cloud Taoist Temple

By bus

You can chose one of the following routes to get to the White Cloud Taoist Temple.

1.Take bus 26,319,80,695,717,Special 5, or Special 6, and get off at Baiyunguan Station.

2.Take bus 19,42,46,49,661,662,691,or 623, and get of at Tianningsiqiaobei Station.

Take bus 78, and get off at Zhenwumiaosanli Station.

Baihujian Scenic Zone Travel Tips

Lying in Yangfang Town, Changping Distrist, Baihujian scenic zone is to the north of Phoenix Ridge. It is over 20 miles away from downtown Beijing. With a total area of 4,600,000 square meters, the toppest peak in the zone is 850 meters high. Baihujian scenic zone is one of eight most attractive views in Changping […]

Lying in Yangfang Town, Changping Distrist, Baihujian scenic zone is to the north of Phoenix Ridge. It is over 20 miles away from downtown Beijing. With a total area of 4,600,000 square meters, the toppest peak in the zone is 850 meters high. Baihujian scenic zone is one of eight most attractive views in Changping District, well-known for crumbling peaks and prehistoric ridges.

Best Time to Visit Baihujian Scenic Zone

Spring and autumn in Beijing are perfect seasons to travel. It is neither too cold nor too hot. In autumn, there are clear skies, crisp air and colorful leaves making Beijing the Golden city. The north edge of the Great Plain of China is surrounded by the hills on one side and waters on the other which creates a typical semi-humid continental climate for Beijing with four distinct seasons. The annual average temperature is 11.8℃with the coldest being -4.6℃ in January and the hottest being 26.1℃ in July. Springs and autumns in Beijing are quite short while winters are relatively long. The average amount of precipitation is 644 mm, with 180 frostless days. Heating systems in Beijing are quite good, so it’s warm indoor in winters. However it’s rather cold outside, and tourists have to wear sweaters and thick coats. Weather forecasts are broadcasted in newspapers, radios and on TV. You can also check the weather by calling 859 which provides Chinese and English weather reports for the day and the next day. Most people go to Beijing to visit historical cites which are not affected by weather. If you arrive in winter, you will get off-season rates in hotels and travel agencies which can save you plenty of money.

aihujian Scenic Zone Tickets

Ticket: 10 yuan

With a student’s ID: 5 yuan

How to get to Baihujian Scenic Zone

  1. Take bus 330 from Summer Palace to the Xixiaoying stop and transfer to bus 911 to get to the Baihudong stop.

Take bus 914 to the Yangfang stop and transfer to a minibus.

The Top Ten Tips for Haggling in the Beijing Markets

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, Must-sees, Shopping, by Jack Li

  Throughout the city of Beijing there are many indoor markets that are bursting with clothes, electrical items and souvenirs. For Tourists these are hotspots for buying ‘branded’ clothing and gifts. Get Beijing Flights with China Airlines to take advantage of a shopping spree you will never forget! Prices can be cheap however you need […]

 

Throughout the city of Beijing there are many indoor markets that are bursting with clothes, electrical items and souvenirs. For Tourists these are hotspots for buying ‘branded’ clothing and gifts. Get Beijing Flights with China Airlines to take advantage of a shopping spree you will never forget!

Prices can be cheap however you need to be prepared to fight for them with some bartering. Have no fear we have the top ten tips.

  

1)      Remember that you are shopping in China. Items in China are very inexpensive. They are particularly cheap in Beijing’s markets because there is a lot of competition for the stall owners, who will do anything to make a sale.

2)      Plan a time that you are going to go. The best time to go shopping in markets is later on in the day. Usually early evening is best because when it is nearly closing time the vendors desperately want to shift their stock and lower their prices.

3)      Remember to bring small change with you and do not take debit or credit cards. Even if you are planning to spend a lot always take plenty of change with you. When you are bartering with a stall owner you cannot claim that you are poor and then pull out a best online casino wad of 100 Yuan notes when you are about to pay.

4)      Don’t ask how much something is unless you are interested and prepared to barter for it. Otherwise you will find it difficult to fend them off. They will often call after you shouting prices. Don’t be intimidated by this, they aren’t being aggressive; they are just simply wanting to sell.

5)  Before haggling for an item decide what you are prepared to pay for it and stick to it. In the unlikely event that the seller will not agree to this price then walk away.

 

6)   Suggest a price that is lower than the price you’re willing to pay. This is a basic principle that if you want to pay 50 yuan, for instance, starts at 20 Yuan. In negotiations you will meet somewhere in middle. Therefore you will end up paying lower than you anticipated. The retailers will automatically state you an extortionate price. With the right bargaining skills you can get the item you want for 75% less than their original price.

7)      Do not show too much of an interest or get attached to a product as you may be willing to pay anything for it. Do some browsing around to see what items appear to be sold by lots of stalls, this way you will know how much bargaining power you have. If one seller is charging too much, go elsewhere.

8)      If you are not getting the price that you want walk away. The vender will more often than not give in and agree to your price.

9)      Don’t be rude to the stall owners when bargaining gets a bit heated. Remember that it is a game and what the seller often says is just for effect.

10)  Finally enjoy yourself! Joke with the vendor; it is all about being dramatic. Say things like ‘aww I go home soon and don’t have much money.’

Shopping in the markets is a wonderful experience and a lot of fun. Now that you have these ten priceless tips Travel to Beijing and try them for yourself!

Badaling Great Wall Travel Tips

On July 11, 2011, in Beijing, Great Wall, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Located in Yanqing County,the Badaling Great Wall is 60 miles away from downtown Beijing. The Badaling Great Wall is the main part of the Great Wall which is a magnificent defense project. The Badaling Great Wall was the first part of the Great Wall to open to tourists and was built in the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). […]

Located in Yanqing County,the Badaling Great Wall is 60 miles away from downtown Beijing. The Badaling Great Wall is the main part of the Great Wall which is a magnificent defense project. The Badaling Great Wall was the first part of the Great Wall to open to tourists and was built in the Ming Dynasty(1368-1644). It is the main spot of the Badaling scenic zone which also includes modern facilities like the Badaling Restaurant and China Great Wall Museum. Badaling scenic zone is well-known for its splendid views, modern facilities and plentiful cultural history.

Best Time to Visit Badaling Great Wall

Spring and autumn in Beijing are perfect seasons to travel. It is neither too cold nor too hot. In autumn, there are clear skies, crisp air and colorful leaves making Beijing the Golden city. The north edge of the Great Plain of China is surrounded by the hills on one side and waters on the other which creates a typical semi-humid continental climate for Beijing with four distinct seasons. The annual average temperature is 11.8℃with the coldest being -4.6℃ in January and the hottest being 26.1℃ in July. Springs and autumns in Beijing are quite short while winters are relatively long. The average amount of precipitation is 644 mm, with 180 frostless days. Heating systems in Beijing are quite good, so it’s warm indoor in winters. However it’s rather cold outside, and tourists have to wear sweaters and thick coats. Weather forecasts are broadcasted in newspapers, radios and on TV. You can also check the weather by calling 859 which provides Chinese and English weather reports for the day and the next day. Most people go to Beijing to visit historical cites which are not affected by weather. If you arrive in winter, you will get off-season rates in hotels and travel agencies which can save you plenty of money.

Badaling Great Wall Best Routes

Badaling Great Wall Tickets

Ticket Price:

Adult: 45 yuan

Kid: 20 yuan

In season: 45 yuan, Out of season: 40 yuan,

With a student’s ID and an old person ID: half the price

Kid under 1.2: free

Great Wall Stamps and Postcards: 45 yuan, with a student’s ID: 25 yuan

Cable Car: 60 yuan return

Badaling Great Wall Open Time

Open time: 6:30-19:00

Summer: 6:30-19:00

Winter: 7:00-18:00

How to get to Badaling Great Wall 

By Bus

Travel Line Bus: one hour to get there.

Depart each morning from the following stops: East side of Qianmen Building, in front of the gate of Historical Museum in Tian anmen Square, Southeast corner of Chongwenmen junction. Price: 36 yuan return.

Tour Bus: Line 1 at Qianmen stop (Bus No.17 stop), Line 2 at East Street of Beijing Railway Station, Line 2 Branch at west gate of Historical Museum, Line 3 at Dongda Bridge (No.28 Bus stop), Line 4 at Xizhimen and Beijing Zoo, Line 4 Branch at Apple Garden, Line 5 at Qianmen Taxi stop, Line 8 at Andingmen and Qianmen

Trip Time: 40 mins

The cheapest way: take subway or bus to arrive at Dashengmen and take bus No. 919 to Badaling Great Wall. Ordinary Bus: 8 yuan per person. Air-conditioned Bus: 12 yuan per person. At five minute intervals.  Bus Card:60% off the normal price.

By Subway

S2 :get on at Beijing North Railway Station and get off at Badaling stop.

The Lama Temple

On June 21, 2011, in Adventure Trip, Beijing, Cool Places, Cultural Experience, by Jack Li

Travel to Beijing to day and visit one of the many historical sites in the city. Lama temple also known as the palace of peace and harmony is both a temple and a school of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeast of Beijing. This temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist […]

Travel to Beijing to day and visit one of the many historical sites in the city. Lama temple also known as the palace of peace and harmony is both a temple and a school of Tibetan Buddhism located in the northeast of Beijing. This temple is one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist temples in the world.  Fly with air China and see the beautiful work of artistry in the Lama temple.

Lama temple is also referred to as the YongHeGong temple. The construction of the temple originally started in the Qing Dynasty in 1694. Initially, it was used as an official residence for court eunuchs, and then the emperor’s son converted it into the court of Prince YongZheng. After the death of the YongZheng, half of the temple was changed into a lamasery while the other half remained an imperial palace. YongZheng’s casket was placed in the temple for those who wanted to mourn his death. Emperor QianLong, successor to YongZheng, transformed the yellow tiles in the temple into blue, giving the building and imperial look. The temple has now become a national centre of Lama administration.

There are five main halls separated by courtyards in the lama temple: the Hall of Heavenly Kings (Tian Wang Dian Hall), the Hall of Harmony and Peace (YongHeGong), the Hall of Everlasting protection (YongYouDian), the Hall of Wheel of the Law (FalunDian) and the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happiness (WanFuGe). The first courtyard in YongHeGong is tilted Gate of Peace Declaration. Following this gate is another titled Gate of Peace. Manchu, Mongolian and Tibetan are inscribed in Chinese on the pavilion stand in the temple to mark the history of the temple.

The Hall of the Heavenly Kings was previously the main entrance of the building. There are two pagoda’s located on each side of the statue of the Maitreya Buddha. Small Buddhist images are placed next to each pagoda symbolizing longevity. The Hall of Harmony and Peace represents the main building of YongHeGong. Three bronze statues of Buddha’s are located inside the hall. A statue of the Gautama Buddha is at the center with the statue of Kasyapa on the right and the statue of Maltreya on the left.

The Hall of Everlasting protection was emperor YongZheng’s living quarter; his coffin is currently buried in this location. The Hall of wheel of the Law consists of five pagodas that serve as a place for reading scriptures and conducting religious ceremonies. It also has the statue of Tsong Khapa founder of the Geluk school of Buddhism, on a lotus. The hall has statues of arhats made out of gold, silver, copper, iron and tin.

The pavilion of ten thousand happiness contains the statue of the Maitreya Buddha carved from a single piece of white sandalwood. The statue is one of three artworks in the temple that were included in the Guinness book of record.

If you would like to see this historical temple, travel to Beijing today. You can also see other historical locations in China like the Forbidden City, the Temple of heaven, Tiananmen Square and many more.

 

 

One of the Seven Wonders of the world

On June 20, 2011, in Cool Places, Must-sees, Tours, by Jack Li

The great wall was developed in the Ming dynasty as a result of disturbances from the Dadan, Tufan and Nuzhen. The main line of the wall started from Jiuliancheng near the Yalu River in the east to the west of Juyongguan pass.  The complete wall now stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Nur […]

The great wall was developed in the Ming dynasty as a result of disturbances from the Dadan, Tufan and Nuzhen. The main line of the wall started from Jiuliancheng near the Yalu River in the east to the west of Juyongguan pass.  The complete wall now stretches from Shanhaiguan in the east, to Lop Nur in the west, around the southern edge of Mongolia.  The great wall is one of the Seven Wonders of the World. You can visit this wonderful location by booking through travel to Beijing. Cheap China Flights are also available.

Before the great wall was built, the Chinese people had prior experience in wall building. The wall was made by rammed earth and gravel between board frames. During the Ming dynasty, the wall was constructed to along the northern border of China. The Ming construction of the great wall was much stronger than the previous dynasty due to the use of bricks and stones rather than rammed earth.  As the Mongolian raid in china intensified, the Ming devoted more time towards the repair and reinforcement of the wall. The section closer to Beijing was made the strongest.

Today, the different sections of the great wall include Gubeiko, JinshanLing, Simatai, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Huanghua, Juyongguan and Badaling. Juyongguan and Badaling are the closest sections to Beijing. Badaling is the most visited by tourists. It is a great section for viewing the full beauty of the wall. Mutianyu is a good section for those who would prefer hiking the wall; it is also much steeper than Badaling.

In the ancient times, Badaling section was used to protect the capital from the attack of foreign bodies. As a result, Badaling was given the name North Gate. Over one hundred million visitors have walked on the Badaling section of the great wall. Mutianyu section is in between Juyongguan, Badaling, Jiankou and Huanghua in the west, and Gubeiko, Simatai and JinshanLing to the east. This section is the largest and the best overall in quality. The unique feature in Mutianyu section of the wall is the presence of watchtowers. Compared to other sections, Mutianyu has twenty-two watchtowers, which makes it easier to view the scenery of the wall in every hundred meters.

If you prefer going to a less crowded section of the wall, Simatai is the best option. It is over hundred kilometers on the northeastern side of Beijing. Twenty well-preserved watchtowers are located on the west and thirteen rugged watchtowers are located on the east. Part of JinshanLing has been restored, and is located at the west of Simatai. During the summer, Huanghua section usually has yellow flowers, which explains the name Huanghua meaning yellow flower. Jiankou great wall is built along the mountains, making it a very good place for viewing the wall. Close to Juyongguan are other historical attractions like the life sized terracotta warriors and a temple. Gubeiko is connected to both JinshanLing and Simatai.

Having the opportunity to view all the sections of the wall was a very exciting experience. Each section had its own unique feature making it stand out in comparison to the other sections. If you are interested in seeing one of the Seven Wonders of the World, book your China Flights today and visit all or your favorite section of the Great Wall.

 

Nightlife in Beijing

On June 16, 2011, in China Travel Gossip, Nightlife, by Jack Li

Do you like to party? Beijing has a variety of clubs and bars to keep you entertained during your Beijing Tour. What kind of music interests you? Is it house music, reggae, hip-hop or R & B? They are all available in Beijing. Try some of the most popular nightspots when you travel to Beijing. […]

Do you like to party? Beijing has a variety of clubs and bars to keep you entertained during your Beijing Tour. What kind of music interests you? Is it house music, reggae, hip-hop or R & B? They are all available in Beijing. Try some of the most popular nightspots when you travel to Beijing.

 

Vics Club

Playing some of Beijing’s earliest hip hop songs, this club has two large dance floors
with great music ranging from international house to hip hop. The bartenders are very pleasant and efficient at providing their services. This location has been open for ten years and is still rated one of the best nightclubs in Beijing.

Address:

Inside Workers’ Stadium north gate,

Vicinity: Gongti

Contact: 5293-0333

Open: 8:30pm-late

 

Bling Club

Bling is a high-end club that was recently opened a year and a half ago. The inside is completely decked out in a seductive purple hues and diamonds, with a rolls Royce phantom DJ booth with 26 inch rims. The dance floor is about five hundred square meters in space. Vip tables are also available in different sections of the club,close to the bar area or  by the DJ phantom booth. Bling club’s unique design makes it stand out compared to other clubs in Beijing.

Address: Solana #5-1, No. 6 Chaoyang Park Road,

Vicinity: Chaoyang Park

Contact: 5905-6999

kristen@all-starclub.com

www.all-starclub.com

Open: Wednesday-Saturday

Dao Club

Located in the west side of Beijing is Dao club. The extraordinary design of the door will keep you wondering on how to enter the club. Once you find your way in to the location, friendly staffs are waiting to lead you through the dark hall into the modern club. The venue is outstanding, so are the staffs. Ever want to have a private party? Six Vip rooms designed with different characters are available upon reservation. When you get tired of dancing, take a quick nap on one of the comfortable couches in the bathroom area and then continue with the rest of your night.

Address: 143 Xizhimenwai Da Jie, West Triumph Plaza, 1/F,

Vicinity: Xizhimen

Directions: West of the Zoo, the building across Xi Yuan Hotel

Contact: 8801-6848

www.daoclub.cn

Open: 9pm-late, daily

 

Remix Club

This location features a star wars prequel- like lighting to a stellar sound system. It touches on all the marks for a perfect dance experience. The artistic decoration on the inside gives the club an elegant look.

Address:

Inside Worker’s Stadium North Gate,

Vicinity: Gongti

Directions: Just next to Mix.

Contact: 6530-2889

Open: 8pm-2am

 

Q Bar

Opened by two bartenders, Q bar has become a hopping lounge that serves some of the cities best and innovative cocktails. The upscale atmosphere is created by eclectic house and jazz tunes played by the local DJ’s. The rooftop terrace is a good place if you prefer an open-air drink on a summer night.

Address: 6/F, Eastern Hotel,

Vicinity: Sanlitun

Directions: Corner of Sanlitun Nanlu and Gongti Nanlu

Contact: 6595-9239

drink@qbarbeijing.com

www.qbarbeijing.com

Open:

6pm-2am

For all the club hoppers, come and get the full experience of a nightlife in Beijing! Clubs, Bars and karaoke are all accessible. Book your ticket today through Air China and get the best deal for your money.

 

Exciting activities in Beijing!!!

On June 15, 2011, in Cool Places, Cultural Experience, Must-sees, Travel Info, by Jack Li

Travel to Beijing and do not miss the chance of seeing the capital of China. Beijing tours will take you to other popular cities like Shanghai and Xi’an. Located in northern China, Beijing is governed as a municipality under the central government administration. All around Beijing are major transportation hubs, railways, roads and motorways as […]

Travel to Beijing and do not miss the chance of seeing the capital of China. Beijing tours will take you to other popular cities like Shanghai and Xi’an. Located in northern China, Beijing is governed as a municipality under the central government administration. All around Beijing are major transportation hubs, railways, roads and motorways as well as a destination for international flights arriving in China. Next to Hong Kong and Shanghai, Beijing is recognized as a political, educational and cultural center in China.  The Great wall, Forbidden City, Temple of heaven and other historical buildings are in the heart of Beijing.

Forbidden city is an important site in Beijing. Located on the south of the palace is Tiananmen Square, the ceremonial centre of the people’s republic of China. Tiananmen Square is also the largest square in the world.  Several cultural events were held in this Square, this makes it known for its great cultural significance.  Tiananmen gate leading to the Forbidden City was also built in 1415 during the Ming dynasty era.

The Chinese community refers to Temple of heaven as the Altar of heaven. It is a complex Taoist building located in the southeastern part of central Beijing.  Emperors of both the Ming and Qing dynasty regularly visited the temple for prayers. The temple was built between the periods of 1406 to 1420 during the reign of the Yongle emperor. In 1998, the temple was inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site and was described as a masterpiece that denotes the evolution of civilization.

The Great Wall is the longest wall in the world. It consists of series of stones in northern China built initially to prevent the intrusions of other groups from the northern borders. The wall is divided into section, Mutianyu is fully restored and known as an overlapping mountain range by many. For those of you considering hiking the wall, Mutianyu is the perfect spot. Badaling is the best-preserved section of the wall. It is the most favored location on the wall for tourists. The Simitai section is the un-restored original wall, properly preserved and steep enough for hiking. Shanhaiguan is the part of the wall that meets the sea. Jiayuguan served as a gateway of the Silk Road, much of this section of the wall has been buried by sandstorm.

The Summer Palace is the largest and best-preserved imperial garden in China. Yihe Yuan the Chinese name for the palace means Health and harmony. It is a museum of tradition al Chinese garden arts. The palace is divided in to sections known as Hall of Jade Billows, The Garden of Virtue and Harmony, The Hall of Joyful longevity. The scenery area is made up of Kunming Lake and longevity Hill.

Other tourist attractions in Beijing include the national Olympic stadium, Beijing zoo, lama temple and many more. Sanlitun is an area for nightlife and relaxation. There you will have shopping centers, markets, movie theatres, lounges and bars. Many Beijing Hotels are located in the heart of Beijing making all the historical locations easily accessible. Visit Beijing today, you will not regret it.

Sanlitun, Beijing

On June 14, 2011, in Beijing, Cool Places, Nightlife, Shopping, Tips & Ideas, by Jack Li

Finally, your Air China flight has landed in one of the biggest cities in China your mind automatically falls on the Great wall and the Forbidden City. It is night time and your Beijing Tours starts tomorrow. You are filled with excitement, and thoughts on what is there to do in Bejing at night. You […]

Finally, your Air China flight has landed in one of the biggest cities in China your mind automatically falls on the Great wall and the Forbidden City. It is night time and your Beijing Tours starts tomorrow. You are filled with excitement, and thoughts on what is there to do in Bejing at night. You ask around and hear that the place to be at night is in Sanlitun, after a little rest you decide to go see what Sanlitun has to offer.

Sanlitun in Beijing, is located in Chaoyang district in the northeast part of the city, it was designed as a nightlife zone for locals and tourists. The nightlife area, also home too many embassies and shopping complexes, is divided into two parts, North Sanlitun and South Sanlitun. Sanlitun which is sometimes called Sanlitun Village stands out for its fashion and entertainment centre reminiscent of Tokyo. South Sanlitun is located across the large road Gongti Beilu, which has a slightly different vibe from the north side of the street. The original bars and clubs on the west side of the street were torn down before the 2008 Olympics. The village boasts its cool cafes, bars and discos, as well as a swarm of shops which carries brand names such as, Uniqlo, Apple, Nike, Lacoste, and Benetton you can find them all here when you get bitten by the shopping bug.

Also heading down the southern end of Sanlitun’s main road is Q Bar. Q Bar is apart of the Eastern Inn and sports a rooftop patio. Q Bar is widely known for its cocktails, and just may have the best Pina Colada in town. Closer to the main intersection, visitors can find the often rowdy Rickshaw, with its sports bar atmosphere, chicken wing specials and inexpensive drinks that draw in the crowds.

Sanlitun has some areas that are romantic and classical. Some are quite modern and exotic. You may go there at night with a smaller group or just a significant other. In Sanlitun the bars and most clubs stay open until morning the next day. Besides there isn’t a need to worry Sanlitun is well rounded with places to stay like Kunlun Hotel, Dongzhimen and other districts of Beijing have an amazingly array of bars, some of which are quite famous. The bars in Sanlitun has prospered, some of which are quite famous. The prosperity of bar culture in Beijing is related to the special position of Beijing in China.

So, have you booked your flight on China Travels yet? By just reading this, it gives off only a little temptation. Actually being here experiencing the nightlife and shopping in one of the most famous night spots in Beijing will change your views on going out on the town in Beijing. Visit China’s magnificent sites in the day by doing tours and such, but have control over your nights in Beijing. Mingle with people from all corners of the world while having a chilled Píjiǔ (beer). So see you next time at Q Bar perhaps?

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