I an very much a sightseeing blogger not a food blogger, and have to admit to generally not taking many risks foodwise when travelling (nothing worse than travelers diarrhoea to ruin a holiday...). However, the one big meal out I did treat myself too was visiting a popular Peking Duck restaurant in Beijing. This was … Continue reading Da Dong Peking Duck Restaurant
With a few hours left to kill in Beijing, I headed to the Beijing Zoo - mostly just to see the pandas. While these were adorably cute, overall I wasn't very impressed with the zoo - in particular how the animals were kept. The cages generally seemed far too small for the animals they contained, … Continue reading Beijing Zoo
Like many Chinese cities, Beijing was once protected by a city wall. Time and development however have destroyed most of it, but there is a small remaining section in a small park by the Beijing Railway Station. While the park itself is free to wander around and admire the remains of the wall, you can … Continue reading Beijing Old City Wall
One of the largest parks in Beijing's city centre, Beihai Park is a popular local hangout and tourist spot. It was established in the Jin Dynasty as an Imperial Palace - used for relaxing, handling important government affairs and sacrificing for the emperors.The park surrounds a large lake, on which visitors can explore a small … Continue reading Beihai Park
Conveniently located next to the Forbidden City, this lovely park in central Beijing consists of various pagodas, statues and rocks centred around the Alter of Land and Grain. It made a lovely break from the busy city, with some nice places to sit and relax.There was an interesting section consisting of a wall of fish … Continue reading Zhongshan Park
I usually love science museums, recently visiting the one in London for what must be the tenth time. The Beijing Science Museum was for me unfortunately a bit of a let down though, for several reasons.The museum covers a broad range of topics, with exhibitions on everything from space to green energy. Herein though for … Continue reading Beijing Science Museum
A popular sight in Beijing, the birds nest stadium was the landmark setting of the 2008 Olympic Games. I have to admit there's not an awful lot to actually do here, just look at the interesting architecture and take some photos!It was particularly pretty lit up in the evening, with lights on all the buildings!