As promised, here is the second part of my blog about our trip to Beijing during the Dragon Boat Festival holiday.
After having a look at the Temple of Heaven we went back to the hostel. Our feet were hurting and we were all pretty exhausted, so we split up the group, some went to eat some Chinese food, the others took a shower and had some food at the hostel.
Later on we all met again for some drinks on a bar street close to our hostel. We had such a great night! We found a little garage bar where drinks weren’t that expensive and did some pre-drinking. After lots of ‘Ganbeis’ (Chinese word for “bottoms up”) we went to a ‘club-house’, meaning there was actually a club on every floor and also on the roof. We all had a great time!
The next morning we also got up at 8 am to go to the Forbidden City. We were all still pretty tired of course, but we were looking forward to see the palace located in the center of Beijing. It was crazy how big it was and it took us about three hours to walk through. But it was definitely worth it, it is such an impressive complex!
Then we went on a little hill located right next to the Forbidden City to get a view from the top. Of course you couldn’t only see the Forbidden City, but also parts of Beijing, like the Zhonghai Lake.
Unfortunately after the Forbidden City our trip was over and we had to get all our stuff to catch our train back to Qingdao. We had a great time in Beijing, it’s such an amazing city!
This past weekend (15th, 16th, 17th) of October; three interns- (Simon, Andrea, and Me) traveled to Beijing. This is us at The Great Wall Of China. While we were in Beijing we visited- The Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven, and the Summer Palace. These were all spectacular! The city of Beijing itself was like many cities (lots of people, cars, and confusion)- this was not fun… But the tourist sites are something that pictures or videos will never define or portray properly. You must see them with your own eyes.
For more info. on Beijing check out TravelChinaGuide.com!