Jan 02, 2015 at 09:36 AM
This is a shop at the Souvenir advertise in Mutianyu close Beijing. Mutianyu Great Wall works as the northern barrier defending the capital and the imperial tombs. It is a green section of the great wall in Beijing with vegetation, green pines and cypresses covering 90 per cent of the section. This is the base camp for outings to the marvel of the world. This shop has numerous craftsmanship things in plain view like straw caps, trinkets, covers, toys, society workmanship and so forth. Do scrounge through the stuff at these shops and wrangle for bargains. Beijing has a few shopping regions offering an amazing mixture of merchandise. The conventional shopping locale have dependably been Wangfujing Street, Qianmen Street, Dongdan and Xidan Commercial Street, however now Jianguomen Outer Street and Chaowai Street have ascended to the top as far as having the most recent and most lavish items. Shopping at open air markets remains a not-to-be-missed experience for outside explorers in the city Beijing. Look at Panjiayuan Collection Street, Xiushui Street, and Liulichang Street for nearby specialties, for example, cloisonné, ivory carvings, jade pieces, finish carvings, obsolescent, and new water pearls
Jan 16, 2015 at 12:51 AM
The national capital, Beijing, in 2013 had more Fortune Global 500 Company headquarters than any other city in the world. The city also ranked No. 4 in the number of billionaire residents after Moscow, New York and Hong Kong. In 2012, international consulting giant, PricewaterhouseCoopers, rated Beijing's overall economic influence as No. 1 in China. The economy of Beijing ranks among the most developed and prosperous in China. In 2013, the municipality's nominal gross domestic product (GDP) was CN￥1.95 trillion (US$314 billion), about 3.43% of the country's total output, and it ranked 13th among province-level administrative units. Per capita GDP, at CN￥93,213 (US$15,051) in nominal terms and Int$21,948 at purchasing power parity, was 2.2 times the national average and ranked second among province-level administrative units.The economy tripled in size from 2004 to 2012, and grew at an annual rate of 7.7% in 2013. The malls and supermarkets in Beijing offer plenty of outlets which Westerners can find back home such as McDonalds, Zara and Starbucks. But if you intend to travel to Beijing and stay back long enough to miss some comforts of your Western homeland, there are surely some venues in the vicinity of your pad where you can unwind and even forget that you are in an Asian country. In particualar, some places down Guangqu Road might interest you. Here is where you will find western-style Hangouts, bars and cafes. Hanging above the bar, for instance, you will be able to spot an old bike whilst up the spiralling staircase and here you and your friends will be able to enjoy a few games of pool. No matter if you are in need of daily consumer goods or you’re just interested to see how supermarkets in China are different from the ones you’re used to, you won’t have trouble finding them. If you travel to Beijing you’ll find many international chain supermarkets, like Carrefour, Wal-mart, Metro or Merry Mart, just like in any other big city of the world. Smaller supermarkets can be found in almost every corner of the city and if you book one of the Beijing hotels there will certainly be several of them in the vicinity. The smaller ones might be slightly more expensive than the big ones but still very convenient if you don’t need much.
Feb 10, 2015 at 08:12 PM
Beijing redefines and reinvents itself constantly. Stunning historical sights rub shoulders with cutting-edge architecture as the pace of change leaves residents breathless. There is a sense that this once conservative capital is enjoying the time of its life. In a system where a single power can decide what is acceptable and what is punishable, you develop an inbuilt barometer about what you can say and do, and what you can’t. Local-outrage protest rarely scales up, and online clamor has little follow through. The real question is whether any of them want systematic change, rather than a specific result or a pressure valve. A vast and symmetrical metropolis, Beijing is the orderly seat of the communist political power in China, so its architecture traces each and every mood swing from 1949 to the present, from felled hútòng (narrow alleys) to huge underground bomb shelters scooped out during the paranoid 1970s. History may have been trampled in Beijing over the past half century, but there is much more substance here than in China’s other dynastic capitals. One just needs to do a bit of hunting and patient exploration to find the historical narrative. It is also essential to sift the genuine from the fake: some of Beijing’s once-illustrious past has been fitfully resurrected in the trompe-l’oeil of rebuilt monuments. Colossal flyovers and multilane boulevards heave with more than three million cars but ample pockets of historical charm survive. It’s the city’s epic imperial grandeur, however, that is truly awe-inspiring. In Beijing today, majority of twenty-somethings occupy a middle-ground—unindoctrinated, alert to China’s problems, but in favor of rule of law. They are receptive to democracy as concept but unwilling to push for it as a system of government for China. In a poll last autumn hosted on the People’s Daily website, which asked what big issue online users cared most about, “democracy” won by a landslide (followed by “anti-corruption”). Yet no one is calling for regime change. The reason seem to be that despite the historical legacy of youth in this country, one is hard pressed to find a young revolutionary in mainland China today. Those who directly criticize the state tend to be in the Chinese diaspora, part of an aggrieved ethnic minority, or to have lived or studied abroad. The most revolutionary sorts, paradoxically, are the nationalistic youth (fenqing), whose raw anger at Japanese presumption or Western media bias could turn on their government if it is seen as weak.
Jan 04, 2015 at 02:01 PM
As the capital city of the Five Dynasties of China, Beijing has a history of over thousands of years. Beijing locals lead interesting lives. During the day life is very fast paced, but at night things tend to slow down. Beijing offers something for everyone and is always welcoming to visitors. It is a dynamic city with wonderful things hiding behind every corner. It is known as a metropolis with developed businesses and a prosperous economy since ancient times. Many skillful craftsmen have settled in Beijing down the ages and have passed down their excellent skills and talents generation by generation. We can still find the traditional handicrafts with typical far eastern features in the the numerous business streets and markets. Cloisonné, Ivory Carving, Jade and Lacquer are known as the four best traditional handicrafts of Beijing. In addition, Curios, Silk, Pearls, Snuff Bottles with Pictures inside, and artificial Flowers are also gorgeous items to be bought. These are collectibleswell liked by tourists. Mouth watering candies, fruits and confectionaries of all kinds are wonderful presents and souvenir for friends and family. Beijing, the capital of China, beautifully blends ancient and modern Chinese cultures. A cosmopolitan metropolis combining both the history and modernity. Beijing locals lead an interesting life that combines these two elements. They go about their lives while being surrounded by some of the most spectacular historical places in the world. These days, every other corner of the capital seems to be home to a gleaming new shopping mall or towering department store. Shopping has become a lucrative linchpin in the capital’s economic growth and a major pastime for Beijingers. Hard-nosed consumers pound the pavements morning, noon and night. You can’t blame them-the shopping here is tops, with everything from the dazzle of Tiffany’s to the hustle of the Silk Market. At the rate developers are adding shopping centres to the city, you’ll have more choices than you’ll know what to do with. However, the real finds in Beijing are still at the antique markets, where discerning eyes can unearth gems.
Feb 01, 2015 at 06:19 AM
As China continues to race towards becoming the next global leader and world power, the housing bubble is finally showing unwanted signs of crashing, the Communist Party is hammering down and trying to stop the rapid growth of micro-blogging, human rights activists journalists and anyone speaking out against the government is imprisoned and severely punished. The environment is rapidly deteriorating, pollution is pitiful, and ghost towns lay dormant. All the same, China is still technically booming and its people are better off today than they were twenty years ago. China has witnessed one of mankind’s most incredible rise of its people out of poverty. Beijing is a paradise for shopaholics. There is a large variety of items from elsewhere in China and abroad. Beijing has plenty of local products too. There are eight matchless local handcrafts, cloisonne, ivory carvings, carved lacquer ware, jade carvings, gold filigree, filigree inlay, palace carpet, and imperial embroidery. Other notable ones include inside painting snuff bottle, palace lanterns, dough figurines, silk flowers, facial masks, and Beijing Opera instruments. Many emporiums and designated tourist shopping centers have foreign currency exchange counters and accept major credit cards. Some shopping areas and distinctive markets are not only places to go shopping, but also meccas for sightseeing. Silk Street (秀水街) is extremely popular with foreign visitors where almost anything may be found. If you are not in a hurry, a visit to Wangfujing Street (王府井大街), the Qianmen-Dashilan (前门-大栅栏), and Liulichang Cultural Street (琉璃厂文化街) is a great way to learn the local culture. The distinctive markets in Beijing, such as Beijing Curio City (北京古玩城), Panjiayuan Market (潘家园旧货市场) and Hongqiao Market (红桥市场) are popular with overseas visitors. Bargaining is a routine in China when shopping, with the exception, of course, of supermarkets, department stores and exclusive shops. In China, bargaining is neither a quarrel nor a face-losing act, but instead a friendly communication. Remember: vendors always overcharge, allowing a wide scope for you to haggle.
Jan 25, 2015 at 01:52 PM
She is a youthful visitor in Guozijan. This is a well-known road in old Beijing prompting verifiable landmarks. Vacationers visit Lama Temple of Tibetan Buddhism and Temple of Confucius. There are numerous guests to this spot who are youthful Chinese keen on their old past. Guozijian Street is a standout amongst the most well-known Hutongs in Beijing and is a critical recorded site. Guozijian Street is in the city's Dongcheng District, the second biggest region in the old city with a populace of more than 535,000.The Guozijian was the national focal organization of adapting in old Chinese administrations and the most elevated foundation of adapting in China's customary instructive framework. Rulers in magnificent China would likewise as often as possible visit the Guozijian to peruse Confucian classics to a huge number of understudies. Guozijian Street is the main road in Beijing including finished openings, with two in the east and a further two in the west. Numerous single-story houses can be found along the road, summoning a feeling of antiquated Beijing. Every year a great number of tourist visit this street and enjoy the atmosphere around the street.
Feb 21, 2015 at 04:39 AM
This is the road outside the Temple passageway in china. It hurls with shops heaped high with statues of Buddha, talismans, charms, incense attendants and tit bits. The steady of guests lift them up in handfuls. This keeps the economy of this road powerful and lively. As the capital city of the Five Dynasties of China, Beijing has a background marked by over a huge number of years. It was known as a city with created organizations and a prosperous economy since antiquated times. Numerous handy specialists settled the zone long prior, and went down their astounding abilities era by era. We can at present locate the customary handcrafts with average eastern components in the numerous business avenues and markets. Cloisonné, Ivory Carving, Jade and Lacquer are known as the four best customary crafted works of this city. Moreover, Curios, Silk, Pearls, Snuff Bottles with Pictures Inside, and Artificial Flowers are likewise worth purchasing and all around preferred by travelers in Beijing . Sugar coated Fruits and ice cream parlors of various sorts will make your mouth water, and are grand presents for your friends.
Dec 03, 2014 at 11:22 AM
This is youthful horde of guests to the Lama Temple. This sanctuary is most likely an outstanding fascination the Buddhist atmosphere of Beijing. It is a dynamic spot of love today. Prior it served as the royal residence and later as a lamasery. Devotees prostate themselves before the god. Lama Temple (Yonghe Temple; Yonghe Lamasery) is the biggest and best-protected lamasery in Beijing. It was inherent 1694 amid the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) as the living arrangement of the Emperor Yongzheng (the third sovereign of the Qing Dynasty) before he rose the throne. In the year 1744, the living arrangement was totally changed over into a lamasery. So this brilliant engineering complex is blessed with the style of a magnificent royal residence, making it unmistakable from others. It possesses a zone of 66,400 square meters (16 sections of land) and is depicted as a smaller than normal royal residence with yellow coated tiles on the rooftop and red dividers revolving around the gathering of structures. In Beijing mostly the weather is cold, you will find people mostly with the warm clothes. The street close to the temple is often find crowdie.
Dec 22, 2014 at 07:19 PM
This is a narrow road called hutong in Chinese; Beijing. Located in north China, near to the harbor town of Tianjin and somewhat comprised by Hebei Province, it likewise serves as the utmost important carriage center point and port of section. This is a piece of old Beijing where the trees lined boulevards highlights quiet and sylvan environment close to the Confucius and Lama Temple. Each block recounts to its own story and the guests are both visitors and neighborhood people. The number of Chinese going by this territory is equivalent to the remote voyagers or even more. The second gathering of hutongs is named after the authorities or nobles who lived there. At the point when Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty built up Beijing as the capital, a large portion of his authorities moved from Nanjing. The back streets they lived in tackled their names. Yongkang Hutong in the north was initially named Marquis Yongkang Lane after the Yongkang Marquis, Xu Zhong. Sanbao is a debasement of the first name; Laodie is a term of appreciation for a senior individual.
Feb 15, 2015 at 09:58 AM
The stream of sightseers to the Lama Temple; Beijing is huge. This remarkable sanctuary is a sparkling fascination in Beijing's Buddhist atmosphere. People like to invest some very energy in these sylvan surroundings. While having a visit, it is pleasant to snatch a few diners being sold in the city. The offerings are shifted and come cheap. Fried Dough Drops is an extraordinary neighborhood nibble in Beijing. The Fried Dough Drops is described by one of a kind flavor and aroma. It was made by a mother and her little girl who run an eatery named Fuangfu close Peach Arch. Among the procedure of cooking, wheat flour, meat, crisp vegetable and different fixings are utilized. The dish is nutritious and edible. Close to various attractions, Beijing is additionally a culinary capital, where true Beijing fortes like Roasted Duck, Supreme Court nourishment and nearby snacks are effectively accessible. One should not miss to watch this amazing place in Beijing especially with your loved ones and must pray for all your family in the temple. Don’t forget to take snaps in temple as a memory.
Jan 06, 2015 at 04:48 PM
A run of the mill road in Beijing base camp business to the Great Wall. This is the Souvenir business situated at the foothills. Many guests touch base by the thousand to view this one of the Wonders of the World. The businesspeople do energetic business offering the distinctive sorts of keepsake items. Cloisonne is an interesting fine art that started in Beijing amid the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368). Cloisonne (enamel framed in examples of copper wire) is an artistic expression grew in the fifteenth century. Now this conventional workmanship special to Beijing components a vivid scope of assortments molded in different models including heater, tripod, and quadripod, fiery remains plate, stationary and lamp. Among them, the blue coated ones with brilliant shading are generally bright. The venders can be generally partitioned into three classifications: special stores where the products are of superb and high value, individual shops where great articles are blended with terrible ones, and slows down where the merchandise are of the least quality. Select the dealer carefully and look at the products carefully and handle it with care once the item is miss handle or break by mistake seller compensate a great amount. .
Feb 19, 2015 at 05:03 AM
The beautiful road shops in the keepsake market at Mutianyu. A grouping of Chinese painstaking works, for example, ivory, carvings, jade, enamel, and cloisonné. In expansion there are doodads, fake blossoms, silks, pearl, and snuff containers with pictures inside. This is a regular scene of travelers examining the offerings in the gift market. Beijing markets are an awesome approach to shop moderate as well as barometrical and agreeable, an essence of Beijing at its practical best. Beijing markets are the spots to roll your sleeves up and get stuck in with the masses, contending over costs and battling off old women for bargains. Beijing markets are full with ferocious business visionaries who will consequently fourfold their costs at seeing a nonnative, and who won't be reluctant to tease, compliment or basically betray keeping in mind the end goal to secure a deal. Regardless of the fact that they attempt and make you suspect something, no one will mind at all in the event that you in the end chose to attempt your fortunes somewhere else. Unwind and you're certain to have an awesome time.