We headed out for a full day at the Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China. The day ended up involving a lot of climbing.
The Summer Palace: the highlights
The Summer Palace is essentially a park. Here are the highlights from the five hours we spent there.
The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square
We walked through Beijing’s ancient to recent history, visiting the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square and Qianmen Street Mall, before finishing the day with a local beer in our hutong.
Top 5 places to eat, drink or shop in Beijing
Here’s a list of my favourite places to eat, drink or shop among Beijing’s iconic hutongs. All my picks are vegetarian-friendly.
Guilin to Beijing by train
We took a high-speed train from Guilin to Beijing. It took about ten hours and 30 minutes.