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Trouble getting refund for IC card at T3 airport
By HOBEN01 | 9/13/2013 9:08:37 PM

I could not get a refund of my transportation card, IC card at the T3 terminal at beijing airport. The card showed incomplete information. I would suggest getting a refund at other bus stations. I didn't investigate any further because i had to catch my return flight

Xuxian Lou
By DAISYC | 1/31/2012 3:37:45 AM

I had a very enjoyable evening here when I went. The food is Zheijang style and therefore was very fresh. We ordered tofu hot pot that was delicious and warming in the freezing weather! The restaurant also has a Western dessert menu, we ate a tasty creme brulee. It is also located in the Workers Stadium so was very easy to get to from our hotel....much recommended!

don't have any pics yet
By JDELEZ | 12/15/2010 5:11:37 PM

we have book travel for beijing on December 26,27 and 28 and travel to Harbin on December 28 evening until December 29, 2010... We are still trying to book train tickets for BEIJING TO HARBIN and HARBIN TO BEIJING please help us... TRAIN is much cheaper than AIRPLANE... thank u very much... please help

accommodation issues
By LISAJANE | 11/10/2010 12:52:57 AM

China is no doubt a country with rich history and lots of things to see. I travel back and forth from England to China work related and unfortunately haven't had the time to enjoy it but I'm considering going there on a vacation so the information was really useful.Thank you for sharing. I've only been to Beijing so far and it's an amazing city.And speaking of travel tips the only thing I don't like about it is that I often have problems with the last minute bookings and realized that I have to call to confirm my reservation. It might be pricey so I use a call service which provides cheap calls to China. Its fast, cheap and easy to use.

Great Wall of China
By LADYMAGGIC | 9/8/2010 1:20:03 AM

Whatever you do, and wherever you go, make sure you visit at least one part of The great wall of China.
I have now been to Badaling, North wall, Jinshanling and Simatai, and hope to see Yangquan wall closer than simply from the street.
The great Wall is something you must not miss....its amazing

By STILL2010 | 8/26/2010 10:35:46 PM

Last week my family had a happy trip in China. It was a great tour with a lot of good experience,and the views were absolutely amazing.In Beijing i saw a modern city with a long history and culture.

richard cloutier
By RICHARDDCLOUTIER | 6/9/2010 10:22:36 AM

bring or expect to have plenty of storage for return of souveniers(jinianpin).
guides are best for first timers.
food excellant and more than you can eat, believe it.
do not need a lot of extras as most widely used products available in china.
voltage converters usefull and work well.
some hotels let you borrow theirs.
clothes are very well launderd and low cost.
it is nice to be in best clothes weather is stable now.
film and batteries easy to find.
meds are evrywhre.
no shortage of stores in china.
crowds polite and calm.guides help to quicken wait times if any.
i went high season and had no delays.

How to get to the Great Wall in Mutianyu from Beijing
By MICHELE_MAND | 4/15/2010 10:21:47 AM

On April 12th, 2010 we travelled from Beijing to the Great Wall in Mutianyu, thanks to the information in this website we found easily to organize a trip of our own without joining messy and doubtful tour packages from the Capital. So I confirm that you can get to Mutianyu Great Wall section also by train from Beijing North station to Huairou, which has its own station in the near Huairou North. Departures are at different times, we took the one at 9.04am.Trip was very slow indeed, we got at Huairou North by 10.30, to find out the place is quite deserted, and with lots of private drivers to get you to Huairou, or Mutianyu directly. Being all there and well organized, prices are all the same, they do not even fight to get the clients... They ask RMB 50 each to go to Huiarou, or 100 to Mutianyu, claiming thay Hairou is 25 km from there. It is actually abt 5 km, you can bargain to 40 minimum. We were 2, so had to pay 100 RMB to get to Mutianyu. The lady who took us was kind indeed, and drove a Chinese sedan very smooth and clean, 20 minutes and we for there. In Mutianyu you can climb the stairs to the Wall (around 20 minutes at average pace), or pay for the cable to wire you up there. For the way down we decided to go on the funny side and took the toboga slide, a 3 minutes bob-sledge descent at RMB 50.
Way back: a lady of a food stand offered to brings us back to Huairou for RMB 60, and left us at the bus stop of bus 916. There are 3 bus #ed 916, you have to take the one with a green plate saying Kuaisu, or Gaosu I do not recall now, meaning it gets to Beijing Dongzhimen station of line 2. You can ask the driver, usually they understand you want to get to Dongzhimen as a foreigner so they nod or shake their head to you. Price is quite cheap, RMB 7 for all the way to Bj, about one hour, most of is spent at infamously slow speed on the highway.
I would recommend to take the bus from BJ Dongzhimen bus station to get to Huairou and then grab a cab or a private car from there to the Wall.

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