Beijing Journals

January in Beijing

Best of IgoUgo

A travel journal to Beijing by jessparkin

Ming Tombs Photo, Beijing, China More Photos
Quote: An amazing week in Beijing

Dong Hua Men Night Market

Restaurant | "Bull Frog on a Stick Anyone?"

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The Dong Hua Men Night Market is an absolute must do for anyone who wants to be slightly adventurous with their eating habits!Why? Well the street market is crowded with stalls selling all sorts of local delicacies, many of which we would never see in the west. Before I get on to the food let me describe the setting. The market is based along a pedestrian area so you are able to walk between the stalls, checking out the food without being run over. The whole area is lit with coloured lights as well as street lights so it is a vibrant, exciting place to eat. The mix of people in the market when we visited was amazing. There were locals, business men, youn...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 16, 2010

Dong Hua Men Night Market
Dong Hua Men Avenue, Dong Cheng District
Beijing, China 100005

Great Wall (万里长城)

Attraction | "Walk This in the Winter"

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We were lucky enough to visit the Great Wall of China just north of Beijing City during our stay. It was a bitterly cold day with the temperature not rising above - 6 degrees celcius so it was absolutely freezing. Although it was cold the low temperature meant that the air was nowhere near as polluted as it can be in Beijing and as the sun was out we got some amazing views as we walked up.We visited a section of the wall at Badaling which is one that you can walk up in about an hour. It is reached either on a day trip (China Travel Service or Dragonbus) or by bus. There is an entrance fee of 40 yen in the winter and 45 yen in the summer. I would definitely recommend...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 15, 2010

Great Wall (万里长城)
North Of Beijing City
Beijing, China
+86 (0)10 6912 1235

Ming Tombs

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Attraction | "A Slice of History"

Ming Tombs Photo, Beijing, China
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The Ming Tombs are located roughly 50 km away from Beijing and can be reached by bus or on a day trip. A day trip will normally combine the Badeling Great Wall with the tombs and China Travel Service run a good service. The tombs are the mauseleums of the Ming Emporers who ruled China from 1368 - 1644. When you are driving up the valley towards the tombs you will see many of the 13 tombs. Some are stone in colour and some pink. Why pink may you ask, well when the communists took over China they painted some of the tombs red to reflect the new order of power in China. Unfortunately the paint faded to an interesting pink colour. Luckily one of Mao's generals realised what was happening and ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 9, 2010

Ming Tombs
Shi San Ling Te Qu
Beijing, China 102213
+86 (0)10 60761423

Tiananmen Square

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Attraction | "A Piece of History"

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Tiananmen Square is probably best known for the infamous massacre of students demonstrating against communism but there is a lot more to the location than that. At one end is The Forbidden City, home of the Chinese Emporers. at the other the tomb of Chairman Mao. One of the most famous leaders in history. The size of the square has to be seen to be appreciated. It is huge and you can just imagine huge rallies taking place there, or indeed how many people would have fitted in there for the infamous demonstrations. Stand in the middle of the square and you get fantastic views of the Forbidden City from the outside. Definitely worth taking a photo or two.In...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on June 2, 2010

Tiananmen Square
Chang An Avenue
Beijing, China 100006

Beijing International Hotel

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Hotel | "Just the Best Place to Stay"

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Hubby and I arrived in Beijing in January with temperatures ranging between -5 (the warmest it got) to -15 - so in other words freezing brass monkeys.We knew that it was low season in Beijing due to the weather so we had decided to book ourselves a posh hotel. The prices range from £60 per night that we paid to £200 per night in high season.On arrival we were expecting a basic hotel room with no breakfast included so we were pleasantly surprised to be told that we would be given breakfast for free (normal cost £25 per person per day!!!!!!) and that we had been upgraded to a suite! All for £60 per night.The hotel is amazing - the staff will always include some that s...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 29, 2010

Beijing International Hotel
9 JIANGUOMENNEI AVENUE
Beijing, China
86-106-512-6688