Monday, October 26, 2009

Beijing Addresses

  • Days Inn Forbidden City
    - 1 Nanwanzi Bystreet Nanheyan Street, Dongcheng District - Tel (86) 10 6512 7788
    Mid-range hotel, part of the global chain, clean and really close to the Forbidden City and Wangfujing shopping street (10-min walk), with Western buffet breakfast. A good value for money in the Beijing center.


  • DaDong Roast Duck Beijing Restaurant
    - 22 Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District (Original branch)
    - 3 Tuanjiehu Beikou, Chaoyong District
    - 5th floor Jinbaohui Shopping Center, 88 Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District
    If there was only one restaurant to visit in Beijing, this will be the one. The 40-minute plus waiting time in front the duck ovens, watching cooks cooking the famous DaDong Peking Duck is easily forgotten as soon as you open the menu. The must is of course the Peking Duck, which is eaten with over 11 small side dishes wrapped into a flat chapati-like bread, similar to dumpling skin. Then the rest of the night is your choice with a large choice of fantastic tastes: Fresh Fried Prawn, Tender Green Pea, Fried Scallop, Sauteed Duck, Cod Fish in Black Sauce cooked in Pumpkin ... A must-do in the city.

  • Made In China
    - Grand Hyatt Beijing, 1 East Chang An Avenue, Beijing
    One of three restaurants at The Grand Hyatt in Beijing is located on the main floor behind the lobby counter. In a long corridor with different rooms, Made in China offers privacy to talk and intimacy to watch cooks behind the glass wall. The Asian food is fantastic with a touch of creativity and surprising combination of tastes. A must-try in your wanderings in Beijing.

  • Quan Ju De Restaurant
    - 14, Qianmen West Street, Beijing
    Famous for its trademark Peking Roast Duck and its longstanding culinary heritage since its establishment in 1864 in Beijing, China, the restaurant is packed everyday of the week anytime of the day.

  • Wangfujing Night Food Market
    - Donghuamen Street, near top of Wangfujing Street
    If you want to eat snakes, crickets, scorpions, starfish, and other worms, that would be the place.

  • Forbidden City
  • Tiananmen Square
  • Summer Palace (start from North Entrance for best hill-top views)
  • Temple of Heaven
  • Great Wall (Mutianyu Site, 2-hrs drive from Beijing, for moderate hiking)
  • DaDong Restaurant
  • Hutong Visits [Lidai Diwang & Huguo Si, Liulichang & Da Zhalan, Yandai Xiejie)
  • JinDing Silver Ingot Bridge (between Houhai Lake and Qianhai Lake) next to the shopping street
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