Monday, April 20, 2009

beijing huan ying wo* :)

in my first week in china, which was in beijing, i had little time for sightseeing. i even couldn't make it to the Great Wall! sooo not coool. for me, you haven't gone to China if you've never been there! =P so last weekend, i went back there, by myself. this time i felt really suck to travel alone. i had many pictures with just my head and the background. or it's just half of my head. or even worse, without me on it! huh.

anywaaaay, after 13 hours train Shanghai-Beijing, first destination: The Great Wall! there are many spots of the wall: Mutianyu, Ju Yong Guan, Ba Da Ling, etc. I chose Ba Da Ling coz many people said it's the good one. it was really simple to go there.

1. Go to Jishuitan subway station (line 2), exit C.
2. Walk to the right and find Deshengmen (Desheng Gate - some kind of fortress), on the left of the road.
Deshengmen3. Walk to the Deshengmen and find the 919 bus terminal. It's the north side of the fortress.
4. There are 3 type of 919 bus there. Find the Deshengmen-Badaling sign, that one is a tourist bus. It goes straight to Badaling. Pick the bus with the officers in blue uniform.

I have to pay 12 yuan for the bus, one way. When arrived in Badaling, 40 yuan for the Great Wall ticket. I bought another 60 yuan ticket for 'rollercoaster'. Yeah, a rollercoaster.
First, i didnt know about the rollercoaster thing, coz it was one packet with the ticket. so they have this rollercoaster that bring you up and down from the wall. actually, i wanted to climb stairs, but since i've already bought it, nothing i could do =P

after i went to the wrong direction when searching the bus stop,
after a little be fooled by 'guide gadungan',
after one hour trip from beijing to badaling,

finally i could see this incredible and fascinating view with my own eyes!

Next day, next destination: The Summer Palace. I went there by bus, at Jiangguomennei Dajie. It's near the Beijing Railway Station (Beijing Zhan). Forgot the number of the bus, i think it's 802 or 205, with the destination to Beijing West Station (Beijing Xi Zhan).

Beijing West StationAt the Beijing West Station, there are many bus stops there. Find the 374 bus stop. It's straight to the Summer Palace (Yi He Yuan) south gate.

It was really big. Huge. the Palace was in the hill, so i have to climb up to go there. but, unfortunately, we couldn't go inside, just saw it from outside of the Palace. ck. not cool.

Last destination was Beijing Zoo. the only information that i had was i had to go to Xi Zhi Men subway station, line 2. actually, i didnt know for sure how to go there from Summer Palace. and i 'accidentally' got out at the east gate. then blank. didnt know where to go, i just go with the flow of people sengihnampakgigi.

lucky me, it's near the terminal station of buses. but then, i didnt know what bus should i take. i found a bus to the Qianmen, a subway station too for line 2, which i need. and after i read the map of the bus, it passed Jishuitan, also line 2, nearer to Xi Zhi Men sengihnampakgigi. Great!

Beijing zoo front gate
to go to Beijing Zoo, at the Xi Zhi Men station, go out at the exit A and walk to the right. walk walk walk for about 10-15 minutes. after that, i could see this cute pandaaaaaaaa...

*) beijing welcomes me

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