Wonderful 北京 (Beijing) glad we finally met!
China a country which was on our bucketlist for so long. And a few weeks ago it finally became reality. Beijing also known as Peking, is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is located in Nothern China. As we all know Beijing is famous about a lot of sightseeing’s. This city has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites : Great Wall, Summer Palace, The Forbidden City, The Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, Grand Canal and the Zhoukoudian.
But we really had to get use to the manners of Chinese people though. We have heard, read and saw it on television that its normal for Chinese people to slurp, belching and spitting on the ground. Yes we saw it in real life now. First we were a little bit shocked, but after a while we get used to it haha.
It was our first time being in China and we were very excited. Beautiful landscape, delicious food and good atmosphere. The Chinese architecture is really beautiful it brings you back to the ancient china. It was our very first time we did a tour with a guide, normally we explore and do everything on our own. Because we think its more adventures :). But we thought lets do something different. And there was Joe..If you ever consider to go to Beijing, you should ask him, he really did a great job! He brings you to different sightseeing’s and tell you all about his beloved city, the history, entertainment, restaurants etc. His English is good and not to mention he has a good sense of humor. We really enjoyed it!
Take a look at his website : http://www.joe-service.com
Our must see attractions:
Great wall The famous Great Wall is built along an east to west line across the northern borders of China built during the Ming Dynasty ( 1368 – 1644). They built it to protect the Chinese states and empires especially against the nomads (Mongolia). The Great Wall has different sections: The Mutianyu, Badaling,Jiankou, Huanghuacheng, Simatai, Gubeikou and Jinshanling. We went to Mutianyu.
Forbidden City It’s the world largest palace!
Summer Palace Want some rest from the big crowded city, this is the perfect place to be! Such a beautiful, peaceful and interesting place. Lovely set up area with chinese pagolas, lakes, gardens, walks, temple and palace.
Beijing Zoo See the cute Pandas!! And of course other lovely animals.
Wangfujing street (Chinese : 王府井) A beautiful food and shopping street! We went there every day! Love it!
Tian’anmen Square Beijing
Below some photos we took on our Beijing trip