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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 #80 on: April 01, 2015, 05:33:53 PM »
Assuming the various chabads (is it 2 or 3, can't tell) in PEK host shabbas, which would you recommend and why?
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #81 on: April 01, 2015, 05:45:09 PM »

Assuming the various chabads (is it 2 or 3, can't tell) in PEK host shabbas, which would you recommend and why?

I emailed them a week ago. Here are the emails. In .

There are 2. One downtown and the one listed below. I'm staying near the downtown one.
 
"The following hotels are all within 20 minutes walking distance to the Bet Yaakov Chabad House.
 
Marriot North East Hotel (5 star) 15 minutes walk – weekends Rmb 1,000+15% weekdays Rmb1100+15%
Tel: 5927 8888
Crown Plaza Beijing Lidu (5 star), 10 minutes walk-850 RMB net per night
Tel: 6437 3388
Traders Upper East Hotel(4 star) 5 minutes walk, Opposite to Chabad House-750+15% RMB per night
Tel: 5907 8888
Rosedale hotel (Chinese 4 star) 5 minutes walk – Rmb 450, above 7 F, Rmb 500-550, 3F-6F Business room
Tel: 5960 2288
Metro park hotel (4 star) 10-15 minute’s walk – Rmb450, with rooms on 1st floor
Tel: 6437 6688
Boyue Beijing Hotel (4/5 star) 20 minutes walk –weekend Rmb 900 NET
Tel: 6468 9999
Starway Premier # 8 hotel (3 star ) 20 minute’s walk – Rmb 488 lowest
Tel: 8451 7788
Han Ting Hotel, 2 star, 312 RMB per night, 266 RMB per night with no window, lowest to 183 RMB per night in the basement with public bathroom, 5 minutes’ walk, Tel: 6435 8999
 
The hotel prices listed above are special rates that Chabad Beijing has organized with these hotels and are for standard rooms only. If you require a deluxe room or a suite please specify this request in your email.
 
Here is a link for the map with all the hotels and Chabad House located:
http://www.chabadbeijing.com/templates/articlecco_cdo/aid/66487/jewish/Address-Map.htm

Please let us know which hotel you prefer including your name (as it appears on your passport) and the dates of your check in and departure and we will be more than happy to make the reservation for you.
 
Restaurant information
 
We have two Mehadrin kosher restaurants located in the Chabad House that are under the strict supervision of Rabbi Shimon Freundlich with a full time Mashgiach.
 
1. Dini’s kosher restaurant (meat - Glatt)
2. Café Miniature (dairy – Cholov Yisroel)
 
Opening hours for Dini’s kosher restaurant; Sunday through Thursday 9am – 9:30pm (last order is 9:00pm) Friday and Saturday night – closed.
 
Opening hours for Café Miniature; Sunday and Monday 8am-4pm; Tuesday through Thursday 10am – 4pm and Friday 8am-2pm; Saturday night – 45 minutes after Shabbat ends.
 
The restaurant delivers food to any hotel in Beijing and around china. For more information or to place an order please email dinikosherbeijing@gmail.com or call the restaurant at 86-10-64388802 or 86-13910740109.
 
Shabbat meals
 
You are more than welcome to join us for Shabbat meals and we look forward to hosting you.
 
For Shabbat meal reservations please email Sofia at dinikosherbeijing@gmail.com
 or call the restaurant at +8613910740109.
 
It is 300 RMB each for Shabbat dinner and 200 RMB each for Shabbat lunch.
You can pay cash at Dini’s kosher restaurant in advance.
 
Here is a link for lighting candles time, minyan is about 5 minutes later:
http://www.chabadbeijing.com/calendar/candlelighting_cdo/aid/6226/jewish/Candle-Lighting.htm
 
Minyanim
 
Currently we have minyanim Friday through Monday.
 
Friday Morning - 7:30am followed by breakfast
Shabbat Mincha - 5 minutes after candle lighting followed by kabalat Shabbat and Shabbat meal
Shabbat Morning - 11am followed by Shabbat lunch
Shabbat afternoon Mincha – an hour and ten minutes before Shabbat ends followed by Seudat shlishit
Sunday morning – 8am followed by breakfast
Monday morning – 7:30am followed by breakfast
 
If you need to say kaddish and would like us to organize or make sure there will be a minyan on the days listed above or on any another days please email us."


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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #82 on: April 01, 2015, 05:45:25 PM »
Of course, using the directions on Chabad's site makes it impossible to find the place.

(Why don't they simply embed a google map??)

Anyway, here is Chabad of Downtown.

--St. Regis is a 9 min walk.
--Fairmont is a 20 min walk.
--Park Hyatt is a 27 min walk.

And here is Bet Yaakov Chabad House.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #83 on: April 01, 2015, 05:46:25 PM »
@Chuck - good info. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #84 on: April 01, 2015, 05:47:58 PM »

@Chuck - good info. Thanks for posting.

No prob. When you going?
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #85 on: April 01, 2015, 05:50:10 PM »
No prob. When you going?

Planning stages... not sure if I'll end up in PEK or not yet.
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« Reply #86 on: April 01, 2015, 05:52:23 PM »

Planning stages... not sure if I'll end up in PEK or not yet.

Alrighty. Well best of luck
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« Reply #87 on: April 07, 2015, 02:32:11 PM »
Very interesting. Seems like the 10 year chinese visa is valid on an expired passport once issued before it expired.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #88 on: April 07, 2015, 04:10:50 PM »
Of course, using the directions on Chabad's site makes it impossible to find the place.

(Why don't they simply embed a google map??)

Anyway, here is Chabad of Downtown.

--St. Regis is a 9 min walk.
--Fairmont is a 20 min walk.
--Park Hyatt is a 27 min walk.

And here is Bet Yaakov Chabad House.
Cause they can't use Google products...... Be prepared to use Bing maps or something else.

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« Reply #89 on: April 07, 2015, 05:05:48 PM »
Cause they can't use Google products...... Be prepared to use Bing maps or something else.

Didnt know this. Why can't they use Google?
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« Reply #90 on: April 07, 2015, 05:06:42 PM »
Very interesting. Seems like the 10 year chinese visa is valid on an expired passport once issued before it expired.



Correct. What good would a ten year visa be on a passport that more than likely expires well before the?
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« Reply #91 on: April 07, 2015, 09:32:26 PM »
For my return flight home is it worth staying near the Airport the night before or how long would it take to get from Beijing city to the airport?
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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #92 on: April 07, 2015, 09:36:33 PM »
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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« Reply #93 on: April 07, 2015, 10:33:08 PM »
Didnt know this. Why can't they use Google?
Because they do not know how to use a VPN. 99% of Google products are blocked in China along with Facebook, Twitter, porn etc. You need to use a vpn to get around it.
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« Reply #94 on: April 07, 2015, 10:38:32 PM »
Because they do not know how to use a VPN. 99% of Google products are blocked in China along with Facebook, Twitter, porn etc. You need to use a vpn to get around it.

Any suggesstions?
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« Reply #95 on: April 07, 2015, 10:42:09 PM »
Any suggesstions?
Astril VPN is good. But if you are just going for a few days, find one online with a free trial. You can find ones with even a 30 day free trial.
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« Reply #96 on: April 07, 2015, 10:56:54 PM »
Astril VPN is good. But if you are just going for a few days, find one online with a free trial. You can find ones with even a 30 day free trial.

Sounds good. Any suggestions about my post above?
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« Reply #97 on: April 07, 2015, 11:22:40 PM »
For my return flight home is it worth staying near the Airport the night before or how long would it take to get from Beijing city to the airport?
I dont know. It depends on what time your flight is. Ask the Chabad there how long it takes.
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« Reply #98 on: April 20, 2015, 12:27:29 AM »
How many days do I need to do PEK properly?
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« Reply #99 on: April 21, 2015, 04:00:05 AM »
How many days do I need to do PEK properly?
3-4 if you plan well. The
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