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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, 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.

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 27, 2013, 04:18:57 PM »
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?


plenty of time to see the wall.. I had a similar stop, hired a taxi who was recommended on TA and he took us around all day.. great service and reliable...

Here's his contact details and some itinerary he did for me:

yellowcar John <johnyellowcar@hotmail.com>

Thank you for your email. I am very glad to heard that you want to book my car for your trip in Beijing !

Yes,actuallyt, I am still free on July 5!!

This is my suggestion for you :

I wii pick you up from the airport first ,then go to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and also do some seeings in the city for you .I will try to take you to see more things during the day !

I do this job10 years and I drove taxi 9 years before,so,I am a native,I know my city very well,I will be a good driver for you .

The price will be 1000 rmb for everything (gas,toll,parking) except ticket and food.

You can also see some my good reocmmendtions from : www.tripadvisor.com and www.youtube.com !

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 27, 2013, 09:43:47 PM »
plenty of time to see the wall.. I had a similar stop, hired a taxi who was recommended on TA and he took us around all day.. great service and reliable...

Here's his contact details and some itinerary he did for me:

yellowcar John <johnyellowcar@hotmail.com>

Thank you for your email. I am very glad to heard that you want to book my car for your trip in Beijing !

Yes,actuallyt, I am still free on July 5!!

This is my suggestion for you :

I wii pick you up from the airport first ,then go to the Great Wall at Mutianyu and also do some seeings in the city for you .I will try to take you to see more things during the day !

I do this job10 years and I drove taxi 9 years before,so,I am a native,I know my city very well,I will be a good driver for you .

The price will be 1000 rmb for everything (gas,toll,parking) except ticket and food.

You can also see some my good reocmmendtions from : www.tripadvisor.com and www.youtube.com !
Thanks that sounds amazing! What else did you see? Also are there any kosher restaurants worth stopping in to?

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 27, 2013, 10:01:42 PM »

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 28, 2013, 01:14:11 AM »
this driver took us to chabad kosher restaurant inside a park... very nice worth a visit..
This driver speaks a great english... will do anything for you... took us to the silk market, to all the squares etc..

highly recommended

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2013, 01:55:11 AM »
this driver took us to chabad kosher restaurant inside a park... very nice worth a visit..
This driver speaks a great english... will do anything for you... took us to the silk market, to all the squares etc..

highly recommended
Gonna email the driver thanks. Was it a nice car? A van?

Is Dini's restaurant the one that you went to?

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: June 12, 2013, 07:46:54 PM »
After some research it seems that the only kosher restaurant in Beijing, which is called Dini's is now located in the Chabad house. Is the Chabad house out of things and far from the main tourist sights?

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: June 12, 2013, 07:54:43 PM »
After some research it seems that the only kosher restaurant in Beijing, which is called Dini's is now located in the Chabad house. Is the Chabad house out of things and far from the main tourist sights?

Its a bit far but you can stay at the Westin Chaoyang which is nearby

Food there is very good

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: June 12, 2013, 08:25:13 PM »
Its a bit far but you can stay at the Westin Chaoyang which is nearby

Food there is very good
We are not staying overnight. We land at 145pm and leave at 1:15 am. They close at 930 pm. Does it  make sense to go?

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 13, 2013, 01:49:53 AM »
I think i read somewere that with the transit visa you are not allowed to leave the City, so technical it might be illegal to visit the wall

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Re: Beijing, China Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 13, 2013, 02:18:41 AM »
I think i read somewere that with the transit visa you are not allowed to leave the City, so technical it might be illegal to visit the wall
I read that too, that you are only allowed in the city, but it seems that everyone goes to the wall on transit visas without any issues.