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     It's a city where most things are possible! 

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     Pollution and bad traffic jams 

  • In a nutshell
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     A modest, yet great capital. 

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  • Badaling Great Wall

    Badalingzhen Things to Do

    Badaling is the site of the most visited section of the Great Wall of China, approximately 80 km northwest of urban Beijing city and 11km away from Juyongguan Pass. It means "giving access to every direction". The portion of the wall running through the site was built in 1505 during the Ming Dynasty, along with a military outpost reflecting the...

  • Tourist service center at the scenic...

    Badalingzhen Things to Do

    The service staff abides by the concepts of giving top priority to the reputation of the motherland, the capital and the scenic spot, putting the interests of tourists first, serving tourists whole-heartedly, and promoting the spirits and cultures of the Great Wall.Located 200 meters to the north of the Pass, the center has an information desk that...

  • Badaling - UNESCO World Cultural...

    Badalingzhen Things to Do

    Badaling Great Wall was officially opened to tourists in 1958. It is a section of the Great Wall opened earliest to tourists and receiving the largest number of tourists. In the five decades since it was opened, Badaling Great Wall scenic spot, on behalf of the Great Wall of China, was conferred with the World Cultural Heritage license by UNESCO....



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  • Where To Do Your Laundry In Beijing: ...

    Haidian Favorites

    Here's a money saving tip for people who want to know where to get laundry done in Beijing. You're back from the Silk Road, or perhaps you just got off the Trans-Siberian railway. You're toting a week's load of dirty laundry and need a place that charges by weight just like they do in Hong Kong.Good luck! Your hotel will be happy to do it for you,...

  • Haidian Book City and Peking University

    Haidian Shopping

    There are bookshops for each and every special interest, and you'll also find an excellent selection of Chinese language travel books. There is a very large Foreign Language Bookshop here for those hunting for dictionaries or books in English about China.To reach the Peking University gift shops, use the southwest corner gate and proceed northeast...

  • Use the west gate entrance to Peking...

    Haidian Transportation

    There are actually two west gate entrances to Peking University; one exclusively for automobiles and motorcycles and the other for pedestrians and bicycles.The pedestrian entrance leads to the Sackler Museum on the left after you cross the bridge shown in my photo. Continue walking east behind the Sackler Museum to reach "The Lake with No Name Yet"...



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  • Roadside restaurants

    Huairou Restaurants

    On the approach roads up to the Red Snail Temple, there are many, many restaurants at the side of the road. There are simply hudreds of them, each with a person out on the roadside trying to flag down passing cars to entice the occupants inside.The food is good, especially is you choose the fish.

  • Hongluosi: the red snail temple - Part 2

    Huairou Things to Do

    The western-most courtyard is known as the Courtyard of the Stupa, and is the burial place of a number of famous monks from earlier times, including Jixing (1741-1810) who was the 12th Master of the Pure Land Sect.The entrance area to the temple is unusually attractive, with several pools, backed by a grove of bamboo that has spread widely across...

  • Hongluosi: the red snail temple - Part 1

    Huairou Things to Do

    To the north-east of Huairou is one of the most attractive - and the largest - temple compounds in the Beijing area, set on the extensive slopes of the foothilss of the great mountains that fringe the northern parts of Beijing municipality.Originally, the temple was built as the Temple of Great Brightness (Damingsi) in 348AD. During the time of...



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  • Trouble in western Miyun

    Miyun Warnings and Dangers

    We tried to go to Tianmen Shan in western Miyun County. Local villagers blocked the road to the ticket gate with stones and with farm implements as weapons. It turns out the villagers blocked the road to coerce more money out of the tourism development company (as though living at one part of its base means they own the mountain). Usually, I stick...

  • Heilongtan- ordinary park but has scam...

    Miyun Tourist Traps

    This place charges too much for entrance to the park. It is a nice park with a stream but nothing that special. At the back end of the park at Heilongzhentan there is a long-running scam which has not been shut down. It is a raft ride, pay in advance, which the operators claim will take you 60 meters into a cave. There is no cave and the ride...

  • Olympic Sports Park

    Miyun Things to Do

    Olympic Sports Park is really pleasant. If you are stopping in downtown Miyun, such as on your way back from Simatai or for whatever reason, if the weather is nice it is well worth whiling a few hours here, walking by the river. Signs in Chinese say don't walk on the grass wearing shoes. I took this to mean you can walk on the grass if you take off...


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