Practical websites for Beijing information
ebeijing is authorized by beijing Municipal Government and organized jointly by Foreign Affairs Office of the People’s Government of Beijing Municipality and Beijing Network Information Industry Office. The website dedicates to provide all information on study, work, and travel in Beijing.
It has been mublishing Imperial Guide for ten years, almost covering all the consumers and business groups in Beijing.
Beijing review is China’s only English weekly news magazine, providing information on foreign affairs, foreign trade and economic relations, as well as some other professions.
China Daily, established in 1981, is the only national English-language newspaper in China. The average daily circulation is more than 200,000, one third of which is abroad in more than 150countries and regions.
It is a comprehensive online information forum for those foreigners who are studying, working, doing business or traveling in China. At0086.com claims to provide various guiding services in details, including studying guide, living guide, business, traveling, transportation, accommodation, etc.
Sponsored by the Xinhua News Agency, the state and worldwide news agency in China, Xinhuanet.com is a backbone with global influence among key national websites
It claims itself as a China Information Base.
Mybeijingchina.com is part of the omline service platform of China Highlights travel, the Internet division of CITS Guilin. It provides specific and detauked information about Beijing and its many attractions to meet the demands if the many people who want to learn more about this exciting city.
Great Wall of China.
The Great Wall is truly amazing... It is situated out among the gorgeous scenery of the mountains... You cannot believe how huge it is and the way it turns and twists around... This photo illustrates the incredible steepness that it has at some places...!
The two ladies pictured are scientists from the famed Mayo Clinic who were part of my tour group...
Airport Departure Tax
Most of us will always try to use up all the local currency before we leave the country in order not to have small change that become useless when return to home country.
Do not forget to put aside 90 RMB per head for the Airport Departure Tax which you have to pay in cash ONLY in the airport.
It will not be straight forward to do currency exchange (small amount) when you are at the airport.
Also, check out the bird and...
Also, check out the bird and fish market in Northwest Beijing on Xizhengmeng. It's a little hard to find but tell the cab driver you want to go to the Guanyuan markey or Niao shi and show him a picture. Good luck. That's where they sell all kinds of plants and animals, from crickets to rare breeds of cats (in China cats with one blue eye and one brown eye are especially treasured) and all the birds you'll see in the morning at Tai Chi. WARNING: Don't take pictures at this market, no matter how fantastic the sights are. I suspect some of the animals are illegally transported or some kind of illicit activity is going on. All I know is when I snapped a picture (w/o flash) and was spotted I was screamed at by everyone in the vicinity. You'll already stand out as a foreigner there so don't draw extra attention to yourself like that. That made them really mad.
Belgium Beer + Dutch People + Pizza + Bitter Ball
I stayed in Beijing for 5 days, visited this bar 2 times. Major reasons: besides they serve good Belgium beer (good price), this is also a place for local Dutch people to hang out (and my friend is Dutch). With a nice outdoor beer garden, they serve original wood-fired pizza and Bitter Balls, a traditional Dutch snack. I didn't try the bitter balls as it was sold out, but the pizza was lovely. This band in the picture was playing music on a Sat night. I didn't know what they're playing, sometimes sounds like english, sometimes sounds like mandarine, but was nice music though. Casual beer outfit