Guest post by Joel R. Putnam. In Asia I have traveled through India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Mainland China, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia, Russia, Turkey, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian West Bank.
Posts Tagged Beijing
Sandstorm on the first day we arrived in Beijing. The sky started to clear around noon, sooner than I expected.
Forbidden City (aka Palace Museum) was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of Qing Dynasty. It is now located in the heart of Beijing.
A trip up north of Beijing CBD lies the most high-profile projects of China, the Bird’s Nest and Water Cube buildings for the 2008 Olympics.
A place that cannot be missed, the Great Wall of China.
“A tour through Beijing’s Hutongs gives you insight into Beijing’s local life”
Shopping in Beijing can be very costly, depending on where you shop. Qian Men Da Jie is newly built and completed in 2008 before the start of the Olympics. Easy access by train, Qian Men Station.
A rough guide of what to eat in Beijing. Five types of different dumplings which Beijing is famous for.