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Beijing Ski Resorts Review

Wednesday, March 30th, 2022
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If you make a Beijing tour in winter, skiing is highly recommended on your Beijing tour plan no matter you are an experienced skier or you never have had any experience of skiing.

Beijing is a metropolitan enclave that requires only 1-4 hour’s drive to reach the ski slopes. Several ski hills sit right on the edge of the city.

A dry and less snow city, most of the Ski Resorts in Beijing produce some of the best man-made snow in the world with hi-tech snow making equipment and groomers to make sure that the runs are always in perfect condition.

There are dozens of ski resorts around Beijing within the range of one hour – 4 hours’ drive. The following 4 ski fields are mostly welcome due to its featuring market positioning catering for different groups of skiers.

Nanshan Ski Resort

Nanshan Ski Resort is the most successful ski resort in Beijing. Each year it receives over twenty hundred thousand skiers.

One and half hour drive puts you in Nanshan Ski Resort located in Miyun County in the northeast of Beijing. Majority of the skiers coming to Nanshan are young people who are energetic and skilful in skiing and snowboarding.

Transportation
1 Jingcheng Highway – Exit 15, Shunmi Road – Nanshan Ski Resort
2 Airport Highway – Airport North Line – Exit Pinggu – turn lift after Chaobai River – Shunmi Road – Nanshan Ski Resort
3 Jingshu Road – Kulijshu Traffic Circle – Kaifang Traffic Circle – Jingmi Fast Lane – Turn right at West Bridge – Nanshan Ski Resort
4 Take Bus No.980, the Dongmi Special Railway line, stop at West Bridge, take taxi to Nanshan Ski Resort

Jundushan Ski Resort 

Jundushan Ski Resort is favored by the people with the age bwtween 40-55. It is located in the famous Xiaotangshan Landscape Resort Area in Changping District, about over 50 kms from the center of Beijing.

Extending your trip to one hour finds you in Junshan Ski Resort.
1. Exit 13C at Badaling Highway – Xiguan Traffic Circle – Dongguan Traffic Circle – Jundu Ski Resort
2.Exit 11 (Xiaotangshan) at Badaling Highway – Jingmi Yinshuiqu – northward after seeing the guidepost – Jundu Ski Resort
3.Jingcheng Highway – Heading Changping – Exit in Xiaotangshan – Xingshou – Jundu Ski Resrort
4. Take Bus No. 345 (branch), or No. 918 at Deshengmen, stop at Dongguan Traffic circle, then take small bus No. 12 until Jundu Ski Resort 

Snow-world Ski Resort  

Snow-world ski resort is most family friendly, only 40 minites’drive from downtown Beijing, the nearest to Beijing city center.

Beside normal skiing activities, Beijing Snow World Ski Resort offers snow flying disc, romantic sleigh drawn by dogs or houses, Ice garden, and Snow garden. Most parents would come to Snow-world to play ice and snow with their kids.

Transportation
1. Go out from 13A at Badaling Highway, northward 6kms at Ming Tomb, on Changping Traffic circle, then turn left about 800 meters at Tailing Park
2. Take Bus 345 (lateral) at Deshengmen, then get off at Zhengfa University, then take Bus 3 (Huancheng), get off at the Snow World Ski Resort. 

Wanlong Ski Resort 

Wanlong Ski Resort is situated at Honghualiang, 12km in the east of Chongli County in Zhangjiakou City, about 260km northwest of Beijing.

It is the largest mountain ski resort in Northeast China. At the time writing, there are totally 22 trails in Wanlong Ski Resort, including advanced, intermediate and primary levels, occupying over 700,000 square meters. Every trail is equipped with a perfect snow–made system.

In comparison with the three resorts above, Wanlong Ski Resort is mainly targeted at high-end and high-level skiers. Each year, it takes over fifteen hundred thousand skiers from all over the world.

Normally you have two options of going from Beijing to Wanlong Ski Resort – either by driving along Jingzhang Expressway and directly getting to Wanlong or first taking a fast train from Beijing to Zhangjiakou, then connecting a local van or bus from Zhangjiakou to Wanlong Ski Resort.

Some photos of the trails in Wanlong Ski Resort:

Wanlong Ski Resort A
Wanlong Ski Resort B
Wanlong Ski Resort C
Wanlong Ski Resort D
Wanlong Ski Resort E
Wanlong Ski Resort F
Wanlong Ski Resort G

Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Great Wall Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Walking Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Gui Jie ( Ghost Street) Food Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

How to Visit Nanluoguxiang Hutong in Beijing

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2022
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Turning over the thick cover of Beijing’s modernity, you will see the old and authentic Beijing with a rich cultural and historical history.

A trip to Nanluogixiang Hutong(南锣鼓巷)  brings you back to the Yuan Dynasty (1271 – 1368)  when the earliest hutongs and courtyard houses along Nanluoguxiang started to be built.

Now almost every Beijing first-time visitor wants to be lost in the maze of Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷)hutong teemed with side lanes.  People want to be lost in the past, in the tradition, in the passing  passengers, in a fad and in the future. Time is flying here and getting older.

Plan your Beijing tour? A walking tour of Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷)is definitely recommended.  Nanluoguxiang Hutong looks quiet and peaceful against the buzz of the crowds flocking here every day.

The 786-meter long south-north Nanluoguxiang Hutong (南锣鼓巷) is lined with numerous trendy bars, yummy restaurants,  unique hostels, lively themed stores and itinerant vendors.

There are also 8 hutongs hidden on the east and west sides of the main and wider lane of Nanluoguxiang(南锣鼓巷)  as well as former residences and mansions where loyal families and celeraties who once lived.

If you are interested in Beijing’s traditional architectures, Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷)won’t let you down. Its vernacular courtyard houses, grey-colored, accompanied by old trees, showcase the solid books of Beijing’s traditional architecture.

Nanluoguxiang (南锣鼓巷)is easily accessible by Subway Line 6 and get off at the station of Nanluoguxiang. Then enter the south entrance to Nanluoguxiang and exit from its north.

You can also walk further northward from Forbidden City’s northern gate to Nanluoguxiang over half a hour.

You can also walk from Forbidden City’s northern gate to Nnaluoguxiang.

The southern entrance has over dozens of placards to illustrate the past and present of Nanluoguxiang(南锣鼓巷).

One storey grey building and brick paved road

One storey grey building and brick paved road
One storey grey building and brick paved road

Special and yummy restaurants

Special andyummy restaurants
Special and yummy restaurants

Fashionable girls and cool red lanterns

Traditional grey-colored buildings lined along the lane

Traditional grey-colored builings lined along the lane
Traditional grey-colored buildings lined along the lane

Nangu Renjia Snack Restaurant

 Nanluo Renjia Snack

Nanluo Renjia Snack

A fashion store

A fashion store
A fashion store

Say Goodby to Nanluoguxiang

Say goodbye to Nanluoguxiang
Say goodbye to Nanluoguxiang

Peking Downtown backpacker Hostel

Peking Downtown backpcker Hostel
Peking Downtown backpacker Hostel

A back lane

A back lane
A back lane

Carpenter Shop

Carpenter Shop
Carpenter Shop

A rickshaw

A rickshaw
A rickshaw

A happy chat

A happy chat
A happy chat

Tip:  Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for guided tours to Beijing:

Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Great Wall Tour
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

南锣鼓巷旅游小贴士
Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Night Snack Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Beijing Huguosi Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

Celebrate Chinese New Year at Beijing’s Highest Place

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022
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Different from the Gregorian calendar, Chinese New Year ( Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival ) marks the first day of the New Year in the Chinese calendar.  Every Chinese lunar year is represented by a zodiac animal sign. The 2016 Chinese new year is  the Year of the  Monkey ( the new year first day: Monday, February 8,2016 ).

If you happen to be on your Beijing tour during the Chinese new year, you will be probably tantalized by the question ” Where to celebrate Chinese New Year ( or specifically the new year’s eve )? “.  Basically You have a plethora of options to spend the  Chinese new year considering the size of the metropolitan Beijing.  Do you have the fancy idea to greet the new year at Beijing’s highest place?

The China World Trade Center Tower III, a supertall skyscraper with 81 floors 333 m / 1083 ft, is the highest building in Beijing.  It is a comprehensive building with office and hotel space. The floors 1 – 55 for office space; 64 – 77 for the luxury hotel – the China World Summit Wing Hotel; the floors 79 – 81 for dining and drinking.

The 80th-floor-330-meter-tall Atmospher Bar (云酷酒吧) is the highest bar in Beijing. It offers a rich variety of high quality tea and refreshing cocktails. The drink menu lists some 300 cocktails, 90 whiskies and 560 wines, along with beers and soft drinks. Price starts from about USD15 per glass. Atmoshpere Bar also serves wonderful afternoon tea.

The bar’ biggest draw is the dazzling skyline viewed from its 80th floor. If you are lucky to have a nice and clear sky, you’ll have a panoramic view of the glitzy central Beijing, extending from China’s Central TV Station, dubbed as “Giant Pants” to the massive Forbidden City.

Having a cup of afternoon tea and viewing the sunset glow over the golden Forbidden City is an unforgetable piece of peacefulness. Overlooking the colorful evening Beijing, you sip the wine over the music, talking about your new hopes in the new year. So life is beautiful!

Add: Floor 80,   China World Trade Center Tower III ( No.01 Jianguomenwai Dajie), Beijing
地址:建国门外大街1号北京国贸大酒店80层
Tel:010-65052299 ext 6432/6433
Opening Hour:2:00 pm -02:00 am ( Weekday) ; 12:00 pm -02:00 am ( Weekend)

The China World Trade Center Tower III, a supertall skyscraper with 81 floors 333 m
The China World Trade Center Tower III, a supertall skyscraper with 81 floors 333 m
The 330-m height Atmosphere Bar
The 330-m height Atmosphere Bar
A Panoramic View of the central Beijing
A Panoramic View of the central Beijing
Lively Jazz Show
Live Jazz Show
The Amazing Cocktails
The Amazing Cocktails

All Photos from Internet, any questions, just drop a line.

Add on 

Top things to do in winter in Beijing
What to see and do at the temple fairs in Beijing

Tip: Hassle-free Beijing Guided Tours

If you don’t want to go the do-it-yourself route and prefer the hassle-free escorted tours,  here are some options for Beijing guided tours:

Beijing Day Tour
Beijing Tour Packages
Beijing Winter Tour
Beijing Autumn Tour
Great Wall Tour
Car Rental in Beijing
Beijing Tours
China City Tours
China Tour

Further Readings


Best Time to Visit Beijing
How to plan a trip to Beijing

Top 10 Attractions in Beijing
How to Visit Forbidden City
How to Visit Temple of Heaven
How to Visit Summer Palace
How to Visit Ming Tombs
How to Visit the Great Wall of China
How to Visit Tiananmen Square
How to Visit Hutongs
How to Visit Olympic Sites

Top 10 Markets in Beijing
Top 10 Shopping Malls in Beijing
Beijing Shopping

Wangfujing Walking Street
Qianmen Commercial Street
Gui Jie ( Ghost Street) Food Street

Any questions, just drop a line.

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