- Penang to Bangkok
- Bangkok to Beijing
- Hotel G Beijing
- Exploring Beijing
- Exploring Beijing - The Great Wall at Mutianyu
- Exploring Beijing - The Forbidden Palace
- Exploring Beijing - Temple of Heaven
- Novotel Beijing Peace
- The Duck Hunt
- Food in Beijing
- Beijing to Harbin on Air China
- Food in Harbin
- Ibis Harbin
- Exploring Harbin
- Sun Island Park Harbin
- Harbin Ice & Snow World
- Harbin to Shanghai via Beijing on Air China
- Shanghai to Singapore on SQ
We had 3 bright and sunny days in Beijing. Sure it was still freezing cold with temperature close to zero Celcius but I heard that it was a rarity to see blue skies in Beijing. My first impressions of Beijing was how surprisingly modern, clean and somewhat organized the city is. I'm not sure where got I the misconception from but I was expecting Beijing to be loud and chaotic which really wasn't the case. It wasn't the uber organized Hong Kong or Singapore but reminded me of cities like Kuala Lumpur and Bangkok.
The one thing to get used to however is crossing with streets. Even with pedestrian crossings, it was an adventure to make sure you don't get knock down by an incoming car. Cars have right of way in China.
During the 3 days, we did the must-do tourist attractions such as visiting the Great Wall, Temple of Heaven, Olympic Park and the Forbidden Palace in addition to the endless visits to the malls and eating around. I'll leave you with some pictures for now but I'll post more details on the visit to the Great Wall, Temple of Heavan and Forbidden Palace in upcoming posts.
|Temple of Heaven|
|The Bird Nest|
|Oldest Catholic Church in Beijing|