To the east of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling and 70 kilometers from the city is this restored section of the Great Wall. This ... More
To the east of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling and 70 kilometers from the city is this restored section of the Great Wall. This three-kilometer stretch has 25 beacon towers, watch towers and lodging houses. Historically, the construction here required the largest number of laborers to construct and produced work of extremely high quality. It requires a more rigorous climb than Ba Da Ling, but the views are more striking and there are cable cars to take visitors to the top and the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down.
Tons of people, which you would expect, but each part costs more money. The first ticket you buy is rather pricey but seems worth it because you think you are going to see the whole thing. All you see is one room, and all it has is souvenirs. ..and so it goes. The best value was the grounds area outside the buildings. This was only 2Y and great, great things to see. The rest, probably not worth the money.
Wow, I went to the forbidden City. And...it was just a crowded bunch of buildings that had for the most part been destroyed and rebuilt several times. Half of the city was underconstruction or unaccessable. I saw it and for that I am greatful. But it was awfully expensive to go see when half of it was being (recreated) built. Sure they are going to move some of the items to the new buildings so that it will be easier to view. And they will alter the organization so that you will spend an entire day there and be able to go to the restaurant and stay at the new hotel within the forbidden city and won't that be a thrill. But all in all it was just a big empty bunch of historical buildings that had been recreated for the most part. I have to say that I was disappointed in general. Too much money for such a normal thing (for China). I do not think that it was really worth it.
Main attraction about it is that it was opened to publics after centuries of being used by many dynasties.It has more historical importance than anything else.Very few things to see inside.I wish chinese goverment reduces the ticket charge to enter places like this.
One of my Chinese friends showed me the left side of the Forbidden City. For the newby all these big central-axis buildings are nice, but... the sides are far far more interesting: picturesque buildings gates and yards - enough to waste a whole day.
Love it! Took hundreds of pix. And had to go because it was 5 pm... before I noticed.
I was disapointed after seeing "The last emperor".The biggest issue I have other than crowds of mostly Chinese tour groups, is that you can't enter into most of the building-You can only peer in over the railings, and with so many tourists, that peek takes a while
The Jianguo Hotel has peaceful garden architecture and a water garden. It is situated in the bustling city of Beijing,
approximately 14 miles from Beijing Capital International Airport. For dining and leisure, the hotel has four restaurants and two ...
Previously known as Tianlun Songhe Hotel, this hotel boasts of luxurious rooms that will make your stay, a pleasurable experience.
The Sunny Cafe, on the first floor, serves cuisine from around the world while California Shabu Shabu restaurant offers ...
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