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12 South Guang'anmen Street , Xuanwu District, Beijing, Beijing, 118305, China

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From the train, on my way thereFrom the train, on my way there

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my favorite C100 lemon Juice!my favorite C100 lemon Juice!

Forum Posts

How to get to Beijing International Airport from Beijing South Railway Station

by spark1974

I am trying to find my way from the Beijing South Railway Station to the Airport. What is the fastest way? Can anyone help please?

Re: How to get to Beijing International Airport from Beijing South Railway Station

by ellyse

Fastest might be to take a taxi to the nearest line 10 metro stop (most probably Jinsong), then metro 10 line to Sanyuanqiao and change to airport express metro line to get to Beijing airport.
Metro line 2 might look to be closer, but taxi route to get there from Beijing South train station might be more prone to traffic jams.

Re: How to get to Beijing International Airport from Beijing South Railway Station

by davidchow

agree with ellyse but the nearest subway station of line10 to Beijing South Railway Station is Liujiayao not Jinsong

Travel Tips for Beijing

Yuan-Ming-Yuan (Old Summer...

by vigi

Yuan-Ming-Yuan (Old Summer Palace). This beauty and delux French designed palace was built in 1707, during the war in 1860, British and French destroyed the palace and robbed most of the treasures. I was sitting on part of the left behind palace. The ruins of Yuan-Ming-Yuan reminded me the horror of war... The king spent so much money & manpower to build this luxury palace, but we were totally undeveloped and uneducated to defend our country! So sad...

Spitting

by oceania26

Men and women will spit EVERYWHERE regardless if they're indoors or not. I was absolutely amazed by this...people hawking and spitting right there on the floor. You'll see gobs and gobs of spit everywhere. Kinda like bird poop in Venice...lol.

I guess the spitting problem is getting pretty bad there because there are signs saying 'No Spitting'..LOL.

Just be prepared

Working People's Cultural Palace

by theo1006

The former Imperial Ancestral Hall or Supreme Temple (Taimiao) now goes by the name Working People's Cultural Palace. An inscription with that name in the handwriting of Mao Zedong hangs over the southern entrance gate (Laodong Renmin Wenhuagong Dongmen).

The temple or palace is like a miniature forbidden city without tourists. We post it as OTBP, because we walked here alone while crowds flocked to the nearby forbidden city.

When you enter the gate you find yourself in the cypress forest which surrounds the temple. The oldest of them were planted soon after the temple was built in 1420 (Ming dynasty), the youngest were planted during the Qing dynasty and are still 300 years old.

The temple itself consists of three halls, only the rear or northern hall is open to the public and houses an exhibition. Eyecatcher of the exhibition is a big bell orchestra.
The southern hall with its pavillions fences of the large courtyard in front of the main hall. To reach it one crosses one of several stone bridges across the Golden River (Jinshuihe).
The main hall has a double-eaved roof and a stone base of three layers. All the roofs are made of beautful yellow tiles.

The Ming and Qing emperors used to offer sacrifices to their ancestors in this temple on very special occasions, such as ascending the throne or returning victoriously from battle. At other times the temple stood empty except for its caretakers. It was converted into a Cultural Palace on Labour Day 1951. For this purpose auxiliary halls have been converted into a library, an exhibition hall, a theater and a stadium. The palace served as venue for events like the 100-day countdown to the 2008 Olympics and the "3rd Garden Party to Help Beijing Citizens Learn Foreign Language".

For more pictures see the travelogue.

Directions: With subway Line 1, get off at Tian’anmen East; bus no's 1, 2, 4, 5, 10, 20, 52 and 57 stop close by. Instead of entering the forbidden city at the Gate of Heavenly Peace, find the gate of the Cultural Palace grounds just east of it.

Entrance: Only RMB 2!

"You're Crazy!"

by Angel_Dust about Silk Market

You can buy virtually anything here. Be careful of the sales people though. They can be very aggressive. One of the grabbed onto me and refused to let me go until I raised my voice and yelled at her. She finally let me go but she had the nerve to call ME crazy! Anything your heart desires! Bargain! Pay 30% of the asking price, that's the general rule.

Sanlitun Nanjie gone!

by mke1963 about Just one more week

Sanlitun Nanjie has gone. With the exception of The Hidden Tree (which is moving up to Sanlitun Bei Lu in a week or so) and Nashvilles (going to move...not really bothered if it is demolished quite frankly), the rest are gone.
By gone, I mean, gone. Demolished. Piles of rubble. Hard hat, big hammers and pneumatic drills. Big dump truck without brakes optional.

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