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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 #330 on: January 28, 2019, 07:06:44 PM »
Trying to book an apartment on Airbnb. Keep on getting rejected. They say that they dont take foreign visitors. Anyone ever have this problem?
TIA
We stayed in a couple of airbnbs. did not have an issue with making reservations but did have some difficulties later with communication as none of the hosts spoke English.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #331 on: January 29, 2019, 01:16:48 PM »
Spending a couple days including Shabbos, more comfortable in an apartment

There are very beautiful hotels right near the chabad if you are hoping to spend shabbas by them.  The NUO hotel is amazing and very inexpensive. 

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #332 on: April 21, 2019, 11:58:15 PM »
I need to be in Jiujiang, Jiangxi, for a week. Anyone know if there is a chabd remotely near here.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #333 on: May 12, 2019, 06:33:08 PM »
Landing at 1:35 at PEK. Is 2 hours enough time to make a connection?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #334 on: May 12, 2019, 06:47:13 PM »
Landing at 1:35 at PEK. Is 2 hours enough time to make a connection?
I'm not sure if they have a sterile transit. If they do, it's enough time. If they don't it's not enough time.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #335 on: May 12, 2019, 06:56:39 PM »
I'm not sure if they have a sterile transit. If they do, it's enough time. If they don't it's not enough time.
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I suppose it depends on the connection ó if same airline and staying within China, maybe fine.   But transiting internationally doubt you will make it.  We flew YYZ-PEK on AC and had a 3+ hour connection to CX to HKG and missed it due to immigration delays.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #336 on: May 21, 2019, 07:15:25 PM »
I have a 5 hour stop at the airport. Will I make it to chabad, get lunch, and make it back?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #337 on: May 22, 2019, 12:36:47 AM »
I have a 5 hour stop at the airport. Will I make it to chabad, get lunch, and make it back?
Not a chance. It'll take you 30-60 minutes to get outside the airport, at least an hour to drive each way, then 60-90 minutes to go through customs on your way out. All that for just a lunch? Not with it IMO.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #338 on: May 22, 2019, 07:05:24 AM »
Not a chance. It'll take you 30-60 minutes to get outside the airport, at least an hour to drive each way, then 60-90 minutes to go through customs on your way out. All that for just a lunch? Not with it IMO.
I hear. What about getting food delivery to the airport?

Can I bring in raw meat and chicken in?

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #339 on: May 22, 2019, 10:12:14 AM »
I hear. What about getting food delivery to the airport?

Can I bring in raw meat and chicken in?
I don't know if they will do that, but you'd still need to exit customs to pick up the food which may not be worth it.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #340 on: January 16, 2020, 12:44:41 PM »
Looking for a driver from PEK for day trip , any leads would be appreciated.
TIA

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #341 on: January 16, 2020, 01:23:04 PM »
Looking for a driver from PEK for day trip , any leads would be appreciated.
TIA
The company I used was great. See my TR for details.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #342 on: January 16, 2020, 02:05:29 PM »
We used this guy
William Beijing Tour
+86 152 0104 5801
You can whatsapp him at this number. We had a great day trip with him.

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Re: Beijing Master Thread
« Reply #343 on: January 17, 2020, 07:35:35 PM »
Looking for a driver from PEK for day trip , any leads would be appreciated.
TIA

We used this company http://best-our.com/
for a mutianyu Great Wall day trip. We didnít actually have them guide us, just pick up and drop off and buying tickets for us for the cable car and alpine slide. They were honest (no price changes or unwanted ďfactoryĒ stops to try to sell us stuff), reliable and spoke decent English if thatís all youre looking for (tours may also be good but donít know).