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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 Master Thread
« Reply #45 on: February 23, 2014, 01:16:57 PM »

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #46 on: March 27, 2014, 01:00:32 PM »
Is now considered peak season?
Ie. Will the regular place at the wall (badaling) be crowded- and should go to mutaniyu?

How far is either one from downtown chabad area?

Thanks!

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #47 on: March 29, 2014, 11:44:19 AM »
Can anyone recommend a driver on Beijing to get to wall at metayahu from chabad area (dinis)?

Also How long is it? And how much should it cost?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #48 on: April 06, 2014, 03:21:07 PM »
How long does the immigration and customs typically take when using the 72hr Visa (I have an Australian passport)? I land from Warsaw at 6:35am, I'm not collecting luggage as my connection departs at 3:25pm on Air China. When can I expect to be out of the airport and what do I have time for? I'd like to go to the Great Wall as well as the kosher restaurant, will there be enough time? what else might I have time for?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #49 on: April 11, 2014, 02:24:47 PM »
How long does the immigration and customs typically take when using the 72hr Visa (I have an Australian passport)? I land from Warsaw at 6:35am, I'm not collecting luggage as my connection departs at 3:25pm on Air China. When can I expect to be out of the airport and what do I have time for? I'd like to go to the Great Wall as well as the kosher restaurant, will there be enough time? what else might I have time for?
I only did customs once, but didn't take any longer then anywhere else I've been.
I would say you do have time to see the wall and go to restaurant, but not much more then that.

Assuming you'l be out by 7:30, to get to wall took us about 1.5 hr (maybe a little longer from airport), we couldn't leave the wall before at least an hr, and back to restaurant about 1.5 hr.(think were holding at about 12pm), eat about an hr (not the fastest service there- but good food), and back to airport takes about 40min. IME
you do have a little more time to play with (esp if you order your food from restaurant by phone beforehand), but IMO not worth it to push in the forbidden city in that time. Maybe you can go to market a little. if not interested then the drum tower was nice.

hope this helps you.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #50 on: April 12, 2014, 06:09:19 PM »
Once you are in beijing, why go to a kosher restaurant, go to forbidden city instead. Not worth missing it unless you come back soon over some food

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #51 on: July 24, 2014, 01:24:58 PM »
what is the cheapest way to fly to Beijing with points?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #52 on: September 22, 2014, 12:09:19 AM »
I'm looking at doing a trip across Asia in the winter. Is Beijing too cold to visit at the end of January? I'm looking to be there 2-3 days.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #53 on: September 22, 2014, 12:38:32 AM »
I'm looking at doing a trip across Asia in the winter. Is Beijing too cold to visit at the end of January? I'm looking to be there 2-3 days.
Bring a coat.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #54 on: September 22, 2014, 09:47:49 AM »
Bring a coat.
I know that it will be cold and I would obviously bring a coat. My question is if it is absolutely freezing and I won't enjoy it, or just mild.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #55 on: September 22, 2014, 06:56:13 PM »
i went in march, and it was freezing by the great wall. i heard that the week prior, it was so cold people didnt even go

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #56 on: September 23, 2014, 04:44:21 AM »
I'm looking at doing a trip across Asia in the winter. Is Beijing too cold to visit at the end of January? I'm looking to be there 2-3 days.
http://lmgtfy.com/?q=average+monthly+weather+in+Beijing+China

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #58 on: October 01, 2014, 02:04:03 PM »
What have been the best flights to china? Which airline? What class? and from where?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #59 on: October 01, 2014, 02:06:39 PM »
What have been the best flights to china? Which airline? What class? and from where?

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