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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 #105 on: May 01, 2015, 08:55:52 AM »
Looking into some hotels, which would you suggest? W, St Regis, or Fairmont? Anyone have good experience with a driver to go to the Great Wall? TIA
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #106 on: May 01, 2015, 10:16:46 AM »

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I was specifically wondering if anyone stayed in the W.... Wondering what that was like

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #107 on: May 02, 2015, 09:56:24 PM »
I was specifically wondering if anyone stayed in the W.... Wondering what that was like
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #109 on: May 18, 2015, 07:45:11 PM »
Like ChAiM'l said back in Sept, I'm thinking of going to Beijing for a quick 2 days in between SIN and HKG the last week in January.  All we want to see is the Great Wall and Tienanmen Square/Forbidden City. According the Accuweather for 2015 and 2014 Beijing appears to be in the high 30s/low 40s for the highs with little rain/snow. Has anyone gone in the winter before? Is it crazy to arrive from SIN on a Tuesday afternoon and leave on Thursday morning?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #110 on: May 18, 2015, 10:15:55 PM »
The good thing about rainy days is no pollution.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #111 on: May 18, 2015, 10:21:24 PM »
The good thing about rainy days is no pollution.
From what I've read it barely rains in Jan, it's just cold.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #112 on: May 20, 2015, 01:23:55 AM »
So it looks like we'll try to do to Beijing for a short trip. Is 1.5 days enough, landing Tuesday afternoon and leaving first thing Thursday morning? We really just want to see the Wall and the Forbidden City area.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #113 on: May 20, 2015, 01:28:25 AM »

So it looks like we'll try to do to Beijing for a short trip. Is 1.5 days enough, landing Tuesday afternoon and leaving first thing Thursday morning? We really just want to see the Wall and the Forbidden City area.

Yes. Do the wall Wednesday morning, forbidden city after
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #114 on: May 20, 2015, 01:29:39 AM »
Yes. Do the wall Wednesday morning, forbidden city after
So what would we do on Tuesday? That wall only takes the morning? Also keep keeping in mind that in Jan the days are short.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #115 on: May 20, 2015, 01:32:07 AM »

So what would we do on Tuesday? That wall only takes the morning? Also keep keeping in mind that in Jan the days are short.

Depends which part of the wall you go to and how long. Look at my recent trip report to Beijing.

Maybe explore the city tuesday afternoon a bitv
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #116 on: May 20, 2015, 01:35:55 AM »
Depends which part of the wall you go to and how long. Look at my recent trip report to Beijing.

Maybe explore the city tuesday afternoon a bitv
Maybe, but we can take a SQ J (vs CA J) flight Tue afternoon and get it Tue night if there's not much to do there (and we'd spend more time in SIN). We were thinking if going to the Mutinyahu part, as it seems to be the most popular ( and we won't have to worry about any crowds because it will be the middle of winter). Does that make sense?

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« Reply #117 on: May 20, 2015, 01:38:15 AM »
Maybe, but we can take a SQ J (vs CA J) flight Tue afternoon and get it Tue night if there's not much to do there (and we'd spend more time in SIN). We were thinking if going to the Mutinyahu part, as it seems to be the most popular ( and we won't have to worry about any crowds because it will be the middle of winter). Does that make sense?

Dunno. All I know is I went someplace a bit closer, . In the end the wall is the wall. About 45 min to an hour. Mutinyahu is longer I believe.

But if you leave earlier you will have more time.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #118 on: May 20, 2015, 08:41:20 AM »
Dunno. All I know is I went someplace a bit closer, . In the end the wall is the wall. About 45 min to an hour. Mutinyahu is longer I believe.

But if you leave earlier you will have more time.
What was the place you went to called? I guess you're right, it won't take all day. So would you plan to spend only 1 full day and 2 nights there instead of 1.5 days?

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« Reply #119 on: May 20, 2015, 08:59:40 AM »
What was the place you went to called? I guess you're right, it won't take all day. So would you plan to spend only 1 full day and 2 nights there instead of 1.5 days?

IIRC, I went here - http://www.travelchinaguide.com/china_great_wall/scene/beijing/juyongguan.htm, http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g294212-d1563680-Reviews-Juyong_Pass_of_Great_Wall-Beijing.html
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