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Eli, Chuchem, aussiebochur, world2see, chucksterace


Thing to do:
 - wall at mutinyahu
 - Ming vase company (or silk or other companies...)
-summer palace
-forbidden city
-tain'anmen square
-silk/pearl/ yaxiu antique markets
-Panda zoo
-Drum tower, nightly acrobatic shows,
Kong fu show,
Back lake,
Hutong area?
-Olympic park (birds nest, cube) ,
-Chairman Mao?

Only place to eat:
dinis restaurant -( chabad)
(www.kosherbeijing.com)

Places to stay;
St Regis (downtown chabad) with bowling! And Massage across the street .
Westin (chaoyang)-near chabad,
Rosemary
Shrangila, trade west town

Get around:
-car service +8613051258776
(They are unofficial but good service and prices.)
-yellowcar John <johnyellowcar@hotmail.com>
( The price will be around 1000 rmb for everything (gas,toll,parking) except ticket and food.
reocmmendtions from : www.tripadvisor.com  )

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: July 31, 2012, 11:26:00 AM »
Anything to do at night?

And can someone recommend a driver/guide?
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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: July 31, 2012, 11:58:48 AM »
Anything to do at night?

And can someone recommend a driver/guide?
Check out Back Lake at night. Lots happening and fun to walk around

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: July 31, 2012, 12:03:43 PM »
personally very disappointed with beijing.. spent a day there and saw the great wall.. otherwise I was quite happy I didn't stay there any longer... much prefer HK, anywhere in Thailand or vietnam...

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: July 31, 2012, 12:08:30 PM »
personally very disappointed with beijing.. spent a day there and saw the great wall.. otherwise I was quite happy I didn't stay there any longer... much prefer HK, anywhere in Thailand or vietnam...

All depends on what you are looking for. To me, Beijing is one of the few places left that you can go where people and culture are so different than ours. IMHO Hong Kong is just like any other large metropolis with nicer hotels

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2012, 12:57:36 PM »
I just didn't care for the city. too big for my liking, lacking in culture.. didn't feel very different from lots of other  western cities/capitals.. huge streets, clean for the most part, found it kinda boring. I enjoyed HK more.. but just my personal preference.

Went to the Silk market, found it to be a total waste of time, my memories from Shenzhen 10 years ago were much better. Tiananmen square and forbidden city didn't catch my eye..

I highly recommend Southeastern asia over beijing.. (Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam..)

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: August 01, 2012, 08:01:02 AM »
St Regis Beijing is awesome if you can get it on C&P's.

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: August 01, 2012, 08:04:51 AM »
St Regis Beijing is awesome if you can get it on C&P's.
Regular rate is $280, so it's not such a big difference. What do u like about it so much?
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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: August 01, 2012, 08:15:40 AM »
Regular rate is $280, so it's not such a big difference. What do u like about it so much?
That's like saying regular rate for JFK-LAX RT is $300 ...

Guess it depends when you go. When I was there it was more like $320/night.

Even at $280, 4,800 SPG+$90 is a very good deal.

Its a beautiful hotel and the service (specifically the butler service) was impeccable.

Plus, loved the location for shabbos just around the corner from the downtown Chabad House.

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: August 01, 2012, 09:11:24 AM »
What did the butlers do for you?
Save your time, I don't answer PM. Post it in the forum and a dedicated DDF'er will get back to you as soon as possible.

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: August 17, 2012, 06:33:30 AM »
I just didn't care for the city. too big for my liking, lacking in culture.. didn't feel very different from lots of other  western cities/capitals.. huge streets, clean for the most part, found it kinda boring. I enjoyed HK more.. but just my personal preference.

Went to the Silk market, found it to be a total waste of time, my memories from Shenzhen 10 years ago were much better. Tiananmen square and forbidden city didn't catch my eye..

I highly recommend Southeastern asia over beijing.. (Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam..)
i guess taam varayach...
i enjoyed beijing far more than hk. maybe you didnt give it enough time...

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 09, 2013, 09:43:25 AM »
anyone know where i could get the best knock offs?? is bejing cheaper then hk??

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 09, 2013, 09:44:20 AM »
i do recommend and i can give you a good one.
especally with the limited time, you dont want to waste it trying to figure out which thing the book is referring to
if u could get me that drivers number i would very much appreciate it

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 09, 2013, 12:36:11 PM »
I use a car service +8613051258776

They are unofficial but good service and prices.
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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 26, 2013, 01:39:25 AM »
I am landing at 1:45 pm and departing at 1:15 am, what can and should I do during my layover?

Can I go to the wall of china with the 72 hours transit visa from Beijing?

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 26, 2013, 02:15:02 AM »
I am landing at 1:45 pm and departing at 1:15 am, what can and should I do during my layover?

Can I go to the wall of china with the 72 hours transit visa from Beijing?

The wall of China was like 2 hours from Bejing.