Amazing Week in Beijing, China

Entrance to Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China
Tienanmen Square

Back in September, my family and I went to Beijing, China for a week. We had an amazing time at the capital city from shopping for teas and souvenirs, sightseeing the landmarks like Tienanmen Square, Temple of Heaven, and a day trip to The Great Wall of China.

We stayed at the gorgeous, luxurious Grand Hyatt Beijing that was in the heart of the city and in walking distance to the main attractions like Tienanmen Square. The public transportation is very efficient and clean (unlike New York City).

We also ate very well. We had very good to excellent meals at:


Made in China at Grand Hyatt
Omakase dinner at Okra

Jin Yaa Tang at The Opposite House (best Peking duck in my life!)

afternoon tea at Four Seasons Beijing

Ocean Grounds Coffee (fantastic Third Wave coffee and coffee cocktails)

Infinity brunch at Agua Restaurant (Spanish cuisine)

Temple Restaurant (TRB) for luxurious French style food with Chinese influence

The Sweet Spot at Shangri La China World Hotel (desserts and sandwiches)

Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China

Serene scene at Beihai Park, Beijing, China
Beihai Park

If you ever have the opportunity to go to Beijing, I certainly recommend it. However, if you do go there do have a friend or anyone who does know how to speak Mandarin. Many people in Beijing speak limited English and you would have an easier time to get around the city.

At The Great Wall of China, Badaling section
At The Great Wall of China, Badaling section
At The Great Wall of China, Badaling section
Great Wall of China, Badaling section; Taking the cable car up; Steep stairs and inclines to walk on

At Gate of Supreme Harmony Inside Forbidden City, Beijing, China
At the Imperial Garden of Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Hall of Union and Peace (Jia Tai Dian) at Forbidden City, Beijing, China
Various parts of Forbidden City

Lanterns hanging around Donghuamen (东华门) Night Market

Tower of Buddhist Incense (Foxiangge), on the right, Summer Palace, Beijing, China
17 Arches Bridge at Summer Palace, Beijing, China
Summer Palace

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