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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 #195 on: November 04, 2015, 06:32:04 PM »

It'd be great if he could pick up at PEK, go to PH and then to Mutianyu. Can I assume it'll cost around $175 for that or do you think it'll be cheaper/more expensive?
I would suggest contacting Chabad there. When I was there they mentioned they have affordable and trustworthy drivers they work with

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #196 on: November 04, 2015, 06:43:10 PM »
I would suggest contacting Chabad there. When I was there they mentioned they have affordable and trustworthy drivers they work with
I was actually going to do that. Thanks for the idea! With so many options on TA and no one really offering any first hand experience here (where they can remember more than a yellow website) it's a bit hard to decide.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #197 on: November 09, 2015, 12:30:10 AM »
Does anyone have experience with Uber in Beijing? It looks to be available from the airport as well as all over the city, but does it work well there? UberPeople's seem to be the cheapest with UberX the next level up. Are UberX drivers in Beijing official, licensed drivers like UberX is in Paris, or are they just regular people like in the US?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #198 on: November 11, 2015, 02:43:15 PM »
I'll be in Beijing by myself, and I'm not looking to spend $200+ on a private tour. I found a company, China Highlights, that got very good reviews on TA. They have a group tour with no more than 6 people, though if less sign up the price stays the same (even if I'm the only one). The price ($134) would include the tour ($109 without food) and an airport transfer ($25). Does this sound reasonable? Would you still recommend a private tour? Keep in mind it'll be January, so the chances of having others in the group are less.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #199 on: November 11, 2015, 08:19:40 PM »
I'd have no issue with a tour where the largest it'd be would be 6. Good reviews, $25 airport, and $100 tour sounds good to me.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #200 on: November 11, 2015, 08:33:04 PM »
I'd have no issue with a tour where the largest it'd be would be 6. Good reviews, $25 airport, and $100 tour sounds good to me.
Thanks for your input. Here's hoping the group stays small to nonexistent (just me). What's the best way get in touch with Dini's/Chabad? I emailed both Chabad's on Sunday and haven't heard back.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #201 on: November 17, 2015, 03:47:00 AM »
Does anyone know when the 72 hours to enter Beijing without a visa starts?
several places online say it starts at 00:01 the following day (night) but other places don't mention it, or say it's 72 hours from the time of landing.

(I just called the visa department and they don't know (or didn't understand) lol)


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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #202 on: November 17, 2015, 03:57:09 AM »
Does anyone know when the 72 hours to enter Beijing without a visa starts?
several places online say it starts at 00:01 the following day (night) but other places don't mention it, or say it's 72 hours from the time of landing.

(I just called the visa department and they don't know (or didn't understand) lol)


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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #203 on: November 17, 2015, 04:34:13 AM »
Thanks for your input. Here's hoping the group stays small to nonexistent (just me). What's the best way get in touch with Dini's/Chabad? I emailed both Chabad's on Sunday and haven't heard back.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
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Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #207 on: December 29, 2015, 12:06:58 PM »
Only applies to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and Nanjing, not Beijing.
Your right. Posted in wrong thread. I couldn't find a general China thread.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #208 on: February 22, 2016, 06:34:33 PM »
Looking for a reliable VPN service in Beijing. Also, will it work on a MiFi or SIM only?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #209 on: February 22, 2016, 06:38:53 PM »
Looking for a reliable VPN service in Beijing. Also, will it work on a MiFi or SIM only?
ExpressVPN worked great. 30 day free trial.