|Hainan Airlines from Macau to Beijing|
My husband and I had a blast in Beijing courtesy of Brad and Mars (Mars is my husband's childhood friend)! From the moment we arrived in the airport until the day we left... .The personal assistants/personal guides, the hotel accomodation, the tours/places, the spa/massage, the food, the fun and laughter...and most of all the friendship we built during our stay!We will never forget these experienced for the rest of our life. Thankyou Mr. & Mrs R.!
Here are the details of our trip:
The very corporate InterContinental Financial Street offers a dark-wood lobby and bright rooms +++
Brad and Mars' room is just like a home! I like it!
|Our VIP Service|
|The Forbidden City with Mars|
The Forbidden City is located in the exact center of the ancient city of Beijing, China. It became the home and center for 24 emperors during the 1400s, from Ming to Qing Dynasties. Today, the Forbidden City is a public museum, known as "Palace Museum" (Gu Gong), simply means "Old Place", cover 720,000 square meter (74 hectares). There are 800 buildings with 9,000 rooms.
|The Tian'anmen Square|
Tian'anmen Square (The Gate of Heavenly Peace) is located in the northern gate of the Forbidden City. It has great cultural significance as a symbol since the site had several events in Chinese history. The place is also known for the protests Tian'anmen of 1989.Here are the Great Hall of the People, the Monument to the People's Martyrs and the Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao Zedong.
|The Temple of Heaven|
The Temple of Heaven, literally the "Altar of Heaven" is situated in southeastern urban of Beijing. Construction of the complex began in 1400s, and was thereafter visited by all subsequent emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is regarded as the taoist temples, although the worship of Heaven, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taosim.
|Da Dong Restaurant|
(Beijing is nothing without Peking Duck)
|The Drum Tower|
|The Hutong Tour|
Hutongs are narrow streets of alleys in Beijing. The word “hutong” comes from the Mongolian hottog meaning ‘water we’ll”. It also referred to neighborhoods.
|The Bei Hai Park|
Beihai Park is in the centre of Beijing with 800 years’ of history. The main buildings are Tuan Cheng (Round Town), Yong’an Temple (Eternal Peace Temple), Nine Dragon Screen (one of China’s three remaining screens of the kind), Paradise Hall and the White Pagoda.
|Emperor and his Empress :)|
|The day we were in Great Wall|
|Mars and I with our private tourist guide - Alice|
|One more pose :)|
|at Hong Luo Temple|
|The Laughing Buddha|
|resting or posing???|
|at Yong He Gong|
Yonghegong (the Lamasery) located at Beixinqiao, Yonghegong is the largest Lama temple in Beijing.
|The Summer Palace|
|The Tree Pizza Place|
@ A Fun Ti Culture
Muslim food (jalal) is what this restaurant offered from the province of Xin Jiang (west part). There was a band on a small stage that begun the fun, followed by Xin Jiang belly dancers, acrobats, kungfu dance, etc. Guests were invited from the audience. Those invited danced and joined the fun, and end up dancing on top of the table.
|At Ming Tomb|
The burial site of 13 of the Emperors of the Ming Dynasty.
|The Sacred Way|
Among the many Sacred Ways, the one of Ming Tombs is best preserved and complete. The Sacred Way starts with a huge stone memorial archway lying at the front of the area. Constructed in 1540, during the Ming Dynasty, this archway is the earliest and biggest stone archway existing in China today.
|The unforgettable foot massage!|
Day Six: the goodbyes!
They gave us so much surprises until the last day!