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Has anybody ever been to Chuandixia near Beijing? How do I get there with public transport?
Hope to get some informations
Thanks in advance
I just googled it and it looks really interesting there! Maybe we'll visit, too (are staying in Beijing presently.) This blog post makes some mention about using public transport (a bus) from the city; maybe it can help a little.
I'm doing research for a Beijing trip in Oct/Nov and according to a guide book I borrowed, you can go to Chuandixia by taking the metro to Pingguo Yuan Subway station, then bus 929 to Zhitang and then a taxi.
Looking for something else I found this: http://english.cri.cn/6566/2009/03/03/1881s459694.htm.
Hope it helps,.
Pingguo Yuan subway station is at the very beginning of line 1, by the way. This sounds quite doable!
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vist the forbiden city, the...
vist the forbiden city, the great wall, walk around and take in the sights new years 1999. partying with the locals as they mimiked as 'americans' dancing
forbiden city. the movie last emperor is one of my favorite movies, and brings the city to life, then to actually be there was amazing
climbing up the great wall. unreal experience
seeing and getting backstage to the china opera
Spring Festival in Beijing: Temple Fairs
The city empties out as the Spring Festival nears, with many of its residents going back to their hometowns to spend the Chinese New Year with their families. This could be the only time the Beijing roads are unclogged in the day and buses and the subway aren't packed like sardines. It is calm, serene and very likeable indeed.
During the Spring Festival, there are fairs that are held in the parks that are most likely where you will find the crowds. These are called Temple Fairs, simply because within the parks are temples at which the traditional prayer sessions are held in olden days. Some of these are traditionals are "reenacted" during the Spring Festival (usually in the morning) with people dressed in traditional gowns and lots of incense.
At these fairs, of course, you'll find the requisite food stalls selling the perennial mutton skewers to powdered flavoured soup concocted with water from a giant kettle and delicacies like smelly tofu. You'll also find the requisite game stalls with giant soft toys up for grabs as well as lots of souvenir stalls selling a wide range of items in the shape and/or likeness of the animal du jour (according to the Chinese zodiac).
Other than that, you may treated to a cultural performance or two, depending on when you arrive. You could catch a Chinese orchestra in action, or a magician, or a karaoke contest. Other novelties include taking part in traditional games like spinning tops, jumping rope, or watching movies the traditional way - on a stool, streetside, peering into a large box through a tiny window.
Watching volleyball fun. You serve across the net and the other team will touch the ball three times to get across, usually to set up a spike. You try to block or attack with a spike.
It is winning 3 out of 5 sets. So we watched Crotian men's team winning first two sets but USA coming back to win last three sets and finally winning the gold. Brazil won the women's gold and has to settle for the men's silver. Other volleyball powerhouses include China, Russia and Cuba.
There is also the outdoor two person's version of Beach Volleyball - played over sand at the Chaoyang Park.
prices you can get after bargaining
Just a note to all you caucasian bargainers out there, here's the price of some items after bargaining a little...(I'm sure my fellow chinese at the silk market will kill me for this...but I feel bad for you guys.)
It's all I can remember off the top of my head! Of course it helps to be/speak chinese, so if you have any chinese speaking friends, i recommend taking them along w/ you to china next time.
good luck bargaining! i say go for the clothes and purses...the wall scrolls are nice too! You can get a goretex jacket (really water proof, i poured water all over it) for 30 bucks, get a huge samsonite suitcase for 20 bucks (I saw a lot of non-chinese get ripped off for 70 bucks US "lowest price!" right?), you can get most purses for about 10-20 bucks...large coach purses are about 11, large gucci's are about 20 bucks, small gucci's are 5..., collared dress shirts (tommy, polo, nautica, versace, etc.) for 5 bucks, tommy bahama shirts for 12.
On the national coat of arms...
On the national coat of arms of the People's Republic of China, theTian'anmen Gate is represented as the symbol of the revolutionary new China. Tian'anmen Gate is located north of Tian'anmen Square and leads to the Forbidden City. It was built as early as 1417 and mentioned as the main gate of the former Imperial Palace, Chengtian Men. The gate is surrounded by a ring-moat,the Golden Water Spring,which was arranged to guard the Imperial Palace.The 33.7-metre-high Tian'anmen Gate was used by the emperor for grand ceremonies, for the lauching of military expeditions under his personal command, and for his royal wedding. Imperial edicts were issued from the gatertower.In front of the entire complex stand two ornamental columns with carved decorations on the white marble.They are symbols of heavenly peace and the emperor's authority.
Tian'anmen Square was originally designed in 1651;it was cemented and quadrupled in size in 1958.Now it covers an area of 40.5 hectares and can hold up to one million people;thus,it is one of the largest public square in the world.It is surrounded by several impressive structures. The oldest of these is the Tian'anmen Gate to the north. To the east are the Museums of Chinese History and Revolutionary,to the west the Great Hall of the People and to the south the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall and the Qianmen Gate.In the middle of the square is the Monument of the People's Heroes.Tian'anmen Square has often been the scene of big demonstrations,mass meetings, parades and celebrations since it was built.
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