Beihai Park

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38 travelers at this place:

  • Day16

    Beijing surprised us. Our expectations were low and we were prepared for a cultural shock. But Beijing was a well organized, architecturally rich, relatively clean city with friendly people and abundant green spaces. The language barrier was huge as almost no one speaks English, but we were able to get what we wanted without too many surprises :) we got lost in the city and its hutongs, visited the Forbidden City and the beautiful Jingshan gardens, the National Museum of China, the Centre for the Performing Arts and hiked for 3 hours a section of the breathtaking Great Wall. We fell in love with Chinese paintings, ceramics and handicrafts, maybe one day we’ll come back for shopping! On the other hand, we felt a lot under surveillance, thanks to the thousands of cameras everywhere on the streets and strong police presence in every corner.

    We leave Beijing in a night train to Xi’an, which should be a small adventure in itself... let’s see what the next episode will bring!
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  • Day16

    Selfies em Pequim

    May 19 in China

    Depois de a Sara ter vomitado no avião e ter logo arrumado com a preocupação de ficar doente da barriga, andamos a explorar Pequim meio adormecidos pelo jet lag. Felizmente era uma cidade super interessante e fácil de navegar, e fomos tendo pequenas surpresas ao longo dos dias que nos despertavam :) o hostel com as paredes pintadas com One Piece, o senhor que nos emprestou a fita colorida, os praticantes de tai-chi nos jardins, boa comida... fomos felizes em Pequim!Read more

  • Day3

    Great Wall of China

    February 4, 2017 in China

    Today we went to the great wall of china. It was also our first day using the subway system! Luckily it was fairly straight forward and we managed to get there. The great wall was just what it says on the tin...GREAT! The views from it were stunning...a picture did not do it justice. And though our thighs ached and our feet throbbed from the walk/climb up the great wall, it was worth it. That's to say we did not make it to the top or end (if there is an end) but we did each side north and south and reached as far as our bodies would take us. It was a good day. Plus we experienced the Chinese toilets for the first time which took some leg strength to keep ourselves steady but we came, we squatted, we conquered.Read more

  • Day138

    Food everywhere, Beijing

    September 17, 2015 in China

    With our couchsurfer Jack we've went to a hot pot restaurant. We also had tasty food at home with Bastian from Germany :)
    At a food market we didn't use our chance to try some fresh scorpions and bugs, but for this we ate a delicious Peking duck at a restaurant.
    On our last day in Beijing I've met with Yifan and we went to a delicious Chinese restaurant together.

  • Day5


    September 6, 2017 in China

    This morning I thought walking some of the Great Wall would be the highlight of our day and at the time it was! We both made it up the steepest option which was quite an accomplishment in the 30deg+ heat. Then there was the Peking Duck dinner which also was terrific. But the spectacular show we went to this evening was so amazing it makes it so difficult to chose the highlight of the day. It even included a huge on-stage waterfall.Read more

  • Day4


    September 5, 2017 in China

    Wish I had been wearing my Fit Bit today - heaps of walking. First stop, Tiananmen Square, one of the largest squares in the world. Then we walked to the Imperial Palace in the Forbidden City. Such a huge place and quite beautiful. It took over 2hrs to walk from one side to the other. Thankful to be able to rest and enjoy a wonderful lunch before heading off to the Summer Palace. Joined another couple at a Mongolian Hotpot restaurant for dinner tonight - such a fun meal, trying to order with our language barrier. Staff were wonderful.Read more

  • Day2


    February 3, 2017 in China

    Our first full day in Beijing! We had slept and (just about) recovered from the jetlag though our body clock was still adjusting.
    We head out to the many attractions beijing offers...tianmen square, forbidden city and the park which had lakes frozen over (that's how cold it is!).
    The buildings were vast and the designs were colourful and vibrant even amongst all the smog! We walked around taking it all in then to be approached by various people asking to have a picture with us; we obliged, smiled for the camera and did the peace sign which they seemed to like.Read more

  • Day3


    September 4, 2017 in China

    After a long domestic check-in process including numerous security checks (including pat-down) for every passenger, we were finally in the air for our short flight to Beijing. Our new tour guide offered to take us on a tour of the Temple of Heaven as we had free time before dinner. Certainly got our exercise today!

  • Day6

    Final day in Beijing

    September 7, 2017 in China

    Today was a little more laid back. First it was a trip to the zoo to see giant pandas 🐼. Such cuddly looking characters. A beautiful lunch at a traditional family home in the Hutong area - the last remaining area in it's tradition form - followed by a rickshaw ride through the old streets. Next stop, the Lake District with it's cafes and shops, for some free time and a coffee. The final stop was at the Night Market and food market with it'a strange collection of food such as fried scorpions, sea horses, crickets, tarantula etc on sticks! Must say, none of them tempting me to partake!Read more

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