Royal King Residence Hotel

No.39 Xueyuan South Road, Beijing, Beijing Region, 100081, China
Royal King Residence Hotel
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Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by datawoman

My husband and I will be visiting Beijing for 5 days as part of a land tour of Beijing, Xian and Shanghai. Our tour includes one Peking Duck dinner but its one of my favourite Chinese meals so one will not be enough.
So we're thinking on our first night of going to Duck De Chine as I've heard really good things about it. Do they take/ will we need a reservation (our first night is a Saturday)? We are staying at the Days Inn and Suites - what is the best way to get to the restaurant from here? I've heard such horror stories about taxis so am a little nervous about using this mode of transport...
Any other good Peking Duck restaurants that anyone can recommend?

Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by polartraveller

The Quanjude Restaurant is probably the only one place I will go to fro Peking Duck in Beijing. They are usually very busy but they do have special floors for foreigners which is worth teh wait (less nois and smoke, probaby better services), they even give you a small card listing the number of the poor duck you just consumed!!

I normally try to go to the main store behind Tiananmen Square or the one on Wangfujing street, both are clean and great with foreign guests.


Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by ellyse

I would suggest instead that you try Da Dong at Tuanjiehu. Reachable directly by metro (no need to change lines) from your hotel. As I've answered on your other post, your hotel is about 1.7km to Jinsong metro stop on metro line 10. Look on for a good interactive map of Beijing's metro system.
You might need the restaurant name and address in Chinese characters, email me at and put "VirtualTourist" and your own username (eg datawoman) in the subject line. In case you're wondering why I don't just post it here, VirtualTourist doesn't support Chinese characters.

Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by wangyixuan1981

Both the recommendations above are very good choices for Beijing roast duck. But sometimes they do need a call in advance (probably only speaking Chinese), if you don't want to make the call, try going there on weekdays (Mon-Thur), or at noon, may avoid the busy hour.

Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by yangzhigong

I recommend Li Qun restaurant, the flavour is the best, but this place is very difficult to find and always need reservation.

Quan Ju De is the most famous brand, but it service is not very good and close too early.

Da Dong seems the best choice than above.

And most of Beijing taxi driver is honesty and worm harted, you may ask your hotel waiter to order for you, don't worry about it.

Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by JohanIsWeg

Quan Jude has been done to death in all the travel books, which is why it's so famous. There are many other restaurants in Beijing that serve Beijing Duck equally as good or even better.
We stayed in the Lishi hutong, in the Dong Cheng district, and there was an excellent restaurant not too far from there (towards Wanfujing - not Quan Jude!) where I had outstanding Beijing Duck. We soon became locals and they even presented us with a discount membership card!
Tried to Google it, but alas, cannot recall the name of the restaurant - perhaps Jocelyn or Leo will know?

Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by ellyse

Sorry, don't know which one you're talking about.

Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by yangzhigong

I know the Li Shi Hutong,but don't remeber which good restaurant there has, maybe every rost duck is to delicious to you:)

Re: Peking Duck Restaurants - take/need reservations?

by JohanIsWeg

Leo, you're probably right ;)
Will search through my files and see if I can come up with a name...

Travel Tips for Beijing

Nine-Dragons Wall


Nine-Dragons Wall

In Chinese traditional culture:

Nine is the maximum number.

Dragon means the king.

Thus, the Nine-Dragon Wall is a symbol of Chinese ancient dynast.

Street names

by marielexoteria

I can't read Chinese (yet) but from what I could pick up on my short stay, street names in Beijing are form by the name as such, plus the cardinal point the street goes towards, plus either "street" or "road".

For example: Xinjiekou Nandajie, where "Xinjiekou" is the name, "nan" means south and "dajie" means street. Thus this street goes southbound.

What makes it confusing is that Xinjiekou Nandajie becomes Xinjiekou Beidajie at some point along the street, and that's probably one of the reasons why all subway stations have maps at all exits, to make things easier for the passengers. The good thing is that all signs I saw were written in both Chinese and English.

I made this list that hopefully will shed some clarity to someone else:
- Bei: north
- Nan: south
- Dong: east
- Xi: west
- Dajie: street
- Hutong: alley.

Dancing and Music at the Temple of Heaven

by John195123

You can get involved in the dancing, though it seems like it's done by those who essentially know what they're doing... locals, predictably. But it's still nice to watch and listen- and maybe donate a bit to their cause- they are providing a service, if you will, adding to the atmosphere of the place.

Foru images.


by nepalgoods about Wangfujing Street

Wangfujing Street is the central shopping street in Beijing. Here you find big departement stores, souvenir shops and shops for just everything. Part of it is a pedestrian area with kiosks and places, where you can sit and watch the people. Skulptures along the street enjoy the people.

Air China

by easterntrekker

Hummm...what to say about Air China. I've flown worse but I've definatly flown better. The plane was a little beat up...there were plastic shopping bags stuffed above the windows...I think to plug the cold air from the air conditioner. Didn't instill confidence but probably looked worse than it was.

They were on schedule , service was good and food OK.

The price was competive.


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