Beijing Botanical Garden 北京植物园 # Beijing – China

Beijing Botanical Garden 北京植物园 is a botanical garden situated in the northwestern outskirts of Beijing, China between Xiangshan (Fragrant Hills) Park and Jade Spring Mountain (玉泉山) in the Western Hills.

The gardens cultivate 6,000 species of plant, including 2,000 kinds of trees and bushes, 1,620 varieties of tropical and subtropical plants, 500 species of flowers and 1,900 kinds of fruit trees, water plants, traditional Chinese.

The hothouse exhibition is the highlight of the gardens.

  • The first room is filled with evergreens and members of the palm family.
  • The second room is given over to tropical aquatic plants, including water lilies and flowering taros.
  • The third room displays commercial plants and their breeding and propagation. Here there are specimens of the triple-leaved rubber plant, cocoa and coffee trees and the sugar producing sweet-leaved chrysanthemum which has been introduced into China from abroad.

There are rooms for demonstrating medicinal plants, aromatic plants and succulents. The exhibition of ornamental plants is spectacular with its countless varieties if flowers and grasses. There are over 300 different varieties of orchid, among them a rootless one that relies on fine hairs to absorb water vapor and nutrients from the air.

Besides the hothouse, there is also a national plant specimen hall with a floor space of 11,000 square meters. Specimen houses, plant classification laboratories, research rooms and a lecture hall are arranged around a courtyard linked by arches and trellises.

The Peony Garden was open to the public in 1981. It covers an area of 100,000 square meters and is divided into three sections. The Peony Grove is the most important, covering an area of 35,000 square meters.

The plant collection includes many rare species. There is, for example, the metasequoia first discovered in the region of Hubei and Sichuan by a Chinese scientist in the 1940s. Since it was originally believed that it had become extinct during the Paleogene Period (66 million years ago), the discovery of living specimens in China came as a tremendous surprise to botanists.

Other plants in the gardens include Nepenthes pitcher plants, which are carnivorous plants; the golden butterfly orchid with its lustrous yellow flowers; the American redwood; the Japanese blossoming cherry, and the famous “bodi tree”, the tree under which Buddha sat when he gained enlightenment.

The Place Shopping Mall 世贸天阶 (1) # Beijing – China

It’s weekend, and some of our friends (boys team) go to Wangba. So we, girls team will go shopping. This time, we will visit The Palace Shopping Mall 世贸天阶 Shi mao tian jie. (credit)

Beijing’s funkiest new mall is easy to spot thanks to the digital canopy that sweeps over its central outdoor plaza – the biggest LED screen in Asia would you believe. However if you find the butterflies and seascapes that flash up on it all a bit too much, head straight indoors to the tri-level mall which houses Spanish fashion chain Zara and Canadian shoe retailer Aldo’s flagship store.

Other outlets include Potato and Co., Folli Follie, French Connection, i.t, Miss Sixty, Adidas, MAC cosmetics, Promod, Patricia, Puma, Rolex, and the English-language Chapterhouse bookshop. The Place is mainly composed of the huge screen in the middle and two luxury buildings on its two sides. People walk around under the screen enjoying the space art, high technique, and lighting.

The Place is also a place for luxury shopping and a gourmet experience. There are several open-air bars for you to relax. The Place is a blend of shopping mall, office building, space art and fashion. The Place is designed by Jeremy Railton. He is also the designer for the world’s largest digital screen in Las Vegas. Two four-story malls house Tourneau, China’s largest watch boutique, D&G, Ferrari and English-language bookstore Chaterhouse.

Address: 9 Guanghua Lu, Beijing 朝阳区光华路甲9号

Opening time: 10am – 10pm.

Website: www.theplace.cn.

How to go there? Take subway line 1 and get off at the station of Yonganli (永安里), exit from exit B, then walk to the north along Dongdaqiao Road (东大桥路). After the first crossroad, you will see the Place on your right.

Karaoke at Party World (1) # Beijing – China

When we go to Yong He Gong, we often see this Karaoke place. The place is so elegance, so this time, we decided to go there.

The place name is Party World 钱柜 qian gui. Party World is one of the biggest KTV centers in Beijing. It features magnificent decoration and high level of service. The clerks there are always polite, friendly, and ready to serve you. And it has a big database of songs. Most of them are Chinese songs. There are English songs, too. It is equipped with high-quality stereo equipment and its sound effect is splendid. One who is able to carry a tune can sing like a pop singer. It also offers delicious buffet dinner and beverage free. The buffet dinner covers varieties of food, such as rice, noodles, cake, cookies, etc. If you do not like Chinese food, you are also allowed to bring your own food.

This place is surely amazing, and very high level. Even a little expensive for a student, but as long as we didn’t go there often I think it is still okay.

I go here with my classmate. And we really have fun in here.

Wuyi Holiday, Jiuzhaigou Trip with friends # Sichuan – China

In China, there’e 3 long holiday. 1st is Chinese New Year, 2nd is Labor Day at 1st May, and 3rd is China’s Independent Day 1st October.

The 1st May is coming, and we have 1 week holiday. Today, is the last day of our school. So we decided to join tour to Jiuzhaigou. We take tour from some travel agent which open at the ground floor of our dorm.

Me and my friends, there’s 18 people, gathering at the dorm lobby in the afternoon, then take bus to Beijing Capital International Airport. The shuttle bus already include in the tour.

During our ride, we passed some road that we seldom go.

We arrived at Chengdu at night. And because this is a cheap tour, don’t expect some 4/5 stars hotel. 🙂 It’s really different with one that you take tour from your country. It’s local tour, with Chinese Guide.

Time to sleep and ready for the next day.

Trip to Summer Palace 颐和园 with UIBE # Beijing – China

Today we went to trip with school. And we went to Beijing Summer Palace 颐和园 yiheyuan.

This Summer Palace is very large, we walk around about 3-4 hours but still haven’t go each of the corner. The palace is beautiful, especially when spring come and many flowers bloom. And it’s not too hot, because there’s combination of ponds, and many big tree that make the weather is cool.

We walk around the Kunming Lake. Actually, we are lost and don’t know where to go. We just walk along the way, until we got tired.

This bridge is the unique one. There’s a lot of architecture like this in there, which still has Chinese culture in it. Until we arrive at a temple.

the view is very beautiful

To go to Summer Palace from UIBE, you need to ride bus. I think that time, there’s still no subway to go there. And it took about 1 hour and a half.

Visit Temple of Heaven 天坛 # Beijing – China

We went to Temple of Heaven this Saturday.

Temple of Heaven or 天坛 tiantan is a complex of religious buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. We went there by subway, then change to bus.

Too many people went there on weekends. If you only have a few days, then don’t go there on weekends.

You have to walk quiet far from the entrance.

Temple of Heave

Enjoy Cherry Blossom at Yuyuantan Park 玉渊潭公园 and Dinner Minbao Hotpot Restaurant # Beijing – China

It’s saturday, so we decided to go for a trip. Today, we went to Yuyuantan Park (玉渊潭公园). They said, in here you can see Cherry Blossom Tree and this month it’s the first time they bloom to welcoming the spring.

See:

The place quiet far. We go there by bus after browsing bus number at www.bjbus.com. (I’m sorry, I forgot the number of bus).

The garden near CCTV Tower. Once you are in front of the garden, you can see CCTV Tower. CCTV is the most famous TV company at China.

And we can also saw some part of the park.

It’s weekend, see there’s sooooo many people in there enjoy the early of spring season. But it’s beautiful inside. If you have time, you can go here.

Cherry Blossom
Tulip

After walking around, we went to Minbao Hotpot Restaurant 民宝火锅城 minbao huoguo cheng. A lot of foreigner students know this place, and said, that this place is delicious, and it’s indeed delicious. We love it. Every people got their own pot to cook, and the sauce is delicious.

The address:
海淀区花园东路8号
Hǎidiàn Qū Huāyuán Dōng Lù 8 Hào
BeiTaiPingZhuang
Telp : +861082036598

Opening Hours: Everyday, 9:30 a.m.-12:00 a.m.

The place always crowded with people. But if you go here, prepare to be smelly after you eating.