No.97 Jinbao street, Dongcheng District, , Wangfujing Street & Forbidden City, Beijing, China
The Great Wall of China is a cycle of stone and earthen walls in China, built, rebuilt, and maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire during the law of successive dynasties.
The steps that form the Great Wall of China are very steep and tall in some areas. Tourists often become exhausted climbing the wall and walk no more than a kilometer or two (around a mile). In some areas the blocks were cemented with a mixture of glutinous rice and egg white. In the extreme western desert locations, where good materials are scarce, the wall was constructed from dirt rammed between rough wood tied together with woven mats.
The Wall is included in lists of the "Seven Medieval Wonders of the World" but was of course not one of the classical Seven Wonders of the World recognized by the ancient Greeks. It is the world's longest human made structure, stretching over approximately 6,400 km from Shenanigan in the east to Lop Nur in the west, along an arc that roughly delineates the southern edge of Inner Mongolia, but stretches to over 6,700 km in total.
It is also the largest human made structure ever built in terms of surface area and mass.
After years of percolating interest from the global tourism sector, Beijing sprang into the international spotlight with the 2008 Olympics. The entire world saw it for what it was-a city as modern as it is ancient, brimming with paradox, intrigue and culture. There are few cities in the world where block-style, Communist-era buildings give way to a spectacle as grand as the Forbidden City or the Temple of Heaven, but that's the kind of place Beijing is.
The local travel hub is Beijing's recently expanded Capital International Airport. Flights connect between this three-terminal facility and practically every major city on earth. As the city's successes mount, business travelers come and go in greater numbers and make use of Beijing airport hotels, many of which are brand new. Hotels near Beijing train station are also popular with travelers, especially those taking the trans-Siberian railway across Moscow.
The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum.
For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel
The Crowne Plaza Beijing Wangfujing Hotel boasts 360 luxury rooms, and is situated in the heart of Beijing's prime shopping and cultural district. The hotel is just a 45-minute drive from Beijing International Airport, and 15 minutes from Beijing Railway Station. It is also about a ten-minute walk to tourist attractions like Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, Temple of Heaven and Lama Temple. Guests are also within walking distance of the Wangfujing Shopping District, as well as international business centers, such as Oriental Plaza, Financial Street and CBD. This is the ideal hotel for guests looking for both a great location and superior facilities.
Guests can also visit the Happy Magic Water Cube Park
Rewiews: What customers said about city Beijing
There's lots to do and see in Beijing so a few days stay is recommended. Also, there's a variety of food to sample at very reasonable prices. If you can find it, there's also good and cheap places to shop and find bargains.
Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing
Hotels in Beijing - Established in 2005, the Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing is set in Dongcheng District. It offers expansive city views and 4-star rooms.
The Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing offers a convenient 24-hour reception as well as a safe, a lift and a business centre. It also features babysitting / child services, free Wi-Fi and a beauty salon. For added convenience, an express check-in/check-out facility is also provided.
The rooms offer tea and coffee making facilities, a private bathroom, cable / satellite channels and include stunning views of the park. Each offers amenities such as a DVD player, a hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Bathroom amenities include a lighted makeup mirror, a rain shower and bathrobes.
The Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing's bar offers a varied drinks menu, and Japanese, Asian and Chinese cuisine can be enjoyed at the unique restaurant. Breakfast can be delivered to the individual rooms.
Places of interest close to the Park Plaza Beijing Wangfujing include the Forbidden City and Jingshan Park. The city centre, Wangfujing Cathedral and Wangfujing are within a 20 minute walk of the hotel.
Rewiews: What customers said about hotel Beijing
Good Hotel for the Money. Staff, Room and condition
For many years I have come to this hotel, all of the time the staff and the hotel makes me come again. I recommend this hotel 100%. Modern decoration for a city hotel. Good English TV channel for a China hotel. Close to mayor places and restaurant in the city, 5 minutes taxi to the Forbidden City. You will be happy whit this hotel, good balance Luxury for the money. This is my 20 times in this hotel.
China - Beautiful Buddhist temples
Temples in Beijing