Today, we held a farewell dinner because some of our friends will go back home for good. We celebrate it at my friend’s apartment and dinner homemade food.
Another trip with UIBE to Mutianyu Greatwall. This time, we determine to climb until the very top (tower 23). Some of us, going upstair using cable car.
Just like the first time we go there, we are going down by Toboggan.
This month, UIBE take us to watch Acrobatic Show and the seat is limited.
My friend found this restaurant near UIBE west gate and turn left, we only need to walk around 5-10 minutes, and cross the road. And he said, the pork ribs is very delicious. So today, he took us to try it.
The server will help us to cut it before show it to us. And it’s spicy, but very delicious. I’m not a fond of spicy foods but this is delicious 😀
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hǎidiàn Qū Huāyuán Dōng Lù 8 Hào
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.
Today, we went to Houhai Bar Street. It’s a street full of bar. Located near Hutongs. We went here by taxi, just say Houhai. But some taxi driver, maybe didn’t know where’s houhai, so just say Sichahai Hu, near Hutongs.
We went there at night, and I still don’t know how to take night picture using my Sony Camera. So here’s some dark picture.
I’m very lucky, my friends like to singing. And here’s that KTV in China is very famous, then we decided to try it. There’s one KTV near UIBE. We often see it when we go outside from North gate.
KTV is a singing place. But because we are in China, so never wish for English / other language songs in here. All the songs here is in Chinese and using Chinese Character, no Pinyin. So if you didn’t memorize the lyrics, you can save it in your smartphone XD..
I forgot the KTV name, it’s a small one and near the university. We go there once at night. (I think the name is – 钟情星河俱乐部KTV （北京市东城区和平里东街12号 – 12 Hepingli E St, Dongcheng, Beijing, Tiongkok)
PS: we only went there once, and then next time, we go to another better KTV
Today, my friends Pramono, RW and Dede invite me to join them take a trip to Tian’An Men 天安门 & Forbidden City 故宫 gugong. It’s only us four.
To go to Tian’An Men, you can ride subway, to Tian An Men station.
Once we came out from the subway, we will see Tian’An men Square. There’s Mao Zi Dong’s museum and also People’s monumen.
2008, the Olympiade will held in Beijing. So, there’s a countdown to the Olympiade time in the Tian An Men Square.
After take some photos at Tian’An Men Square, then we went to Tian’An Men Gate.
Then we enter the gate.
Then we enter the Forbidden City 故宫 gugong. It cost RMB 120 for tourists. But for students, there’s discount, and it only cost RMB 80 using Student Card 学生证 xueshengzheng. This is where the Royal Family stay. We can see some royal clothes, and utilities. And also some gift from other countries.
After roaming around Tian’An Men, we go back to the dorm. One of our friend, Via, inviting us to dinner at her apartment. She will cook for us. So, we go there, and join the others.