On the 3rd day, we went to Beijing Zoo; RMB 19 for the entrance fee. It is a very affordable visit and you can spent about 3 hours at the zoo with your children. Honestly, the zoo was abit rundown but, the cold weather, and the beautiful garden and lake has neutralised it. I truly enjoyed the zoo as my children loved walking and running around. Also it was the first time we saw Giant Panda. They looked so cute, and lazy haha...
|Mother and Daughter|
Beijing Zoo RMB19 with entrance to see Panda
Look at the video we compiled as published as above.
How to go to Beijing Zoo from Dongsi subway? Below is the link of how to go to Beijing Zoo through Dongsi Subway.
After zoo, we went to WangFuJing to experience the night scene. The weather was so so cold at night. And along the shops, we bought some souvenirs to bring back Kuching. How to get there? Below are the subway link location:
How do we get back to our hotel after Wangfujing? We walked back; and it was only 15 minutes walk. Below are the walk direction map:
During last day in Beijing, we decided to visit Beijing 798 as recommended by a friend. Beijing 798 to me is a long stretch of street filled with wall art, statues, cafes and restaurants. Walking along the street allowed you to enjoy the beautiful arts and kept your mind peaceful. You can also go into some of the art studios to see local produced art work and craft. I really enjoyed the street as I took so much photos. It was really a beautiful place. You can actually spent about 3 hours being in there.
|Beautiful wall art|
Our last steamboat dinner before heading to Beijing airport.
|The Beijing way.|
|The restaurant is just at the opposite Lishi Hutong road.|
As a conclusion, Beijing is a great place to visit and I would recommend it to you. Why?
Their food are awesomely yummy and affordable. The weather was very nice and cooling. Even though we were travelling on budget, we did enjoy some nice food without hesitation as the pricing was very reasonable.
Some of our friends have ever told us about how they disliked Beijing's food. Due to the negative comments, we were prepared with very low expectations before visiting Beijing. Surprisingly when we were there, we not only enjoyed the food; we love every bit of it. Will I visit Beijing again? Of course! We really missed the beef noodle soup; and the Beijing salad.
It is advisable to visit Beijing mid October onwards to get away from the crazy crowd as the first week of October is Beijing long week of holiday. And weather is cooling in October.
Another tip to those who love social media. In Beijing we don't get to link to Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp. You can download Wechat. While I was there, I download VPN to try to go in social media. Occasionally I managed to go in FB and Instagram as I used VPN to unblock the strict social media wall. If you Digi/Maxis subscriber, you can activate your roaming. Usually by using roaming from your own service provider, you can log in the FB, Instagram and also WhatsApp without problem.
Thank you for reading and I hope this blog is useful to those who will visit Beijing for the first time.