Here Are The Photos Taken In Beijing China

By on December 23, 2015

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My family and I went to Beijing China on the 14th and came back on the 21st December 2015 (8 days and 6 nights trip). We took the Apple Vacation tour package and the group had about 32 travelers excluding the two tour guides. Before we went, it was reported Beijing had thick smog and the Air Quality Index (AQI) was about 300 to 400 plus which were very hazardous. Since I already booked this trip 6 months ago so I do not have choice other than to go ahead with the vacation. Thank God, when we came out from the Airport, I could not believe that there was no smog at all and the AQI reading was only 30 to 50! For the past 7 days we were in Beijing, we were blessed with blue sky and clean air!  On the 8th day just before we left Beijing we started to see smog. I just checked the AQI today and it was 425 (Hazardous)!

Ok back to the trip. During this trip we went to many places such as the “Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, Ming’s Tomb, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China,  Silk Street Complex (to bargain for goods), Live Kung fu Panda Wushu Show, Live Dance Opera Night Show With Acrobatics, Nanshan Ski Village, Panda Zoo and etc. The temperature was between 1 degree Celsius to minus 5 which was extremely cold. I wore five pieces of clothes and used lots of heat pad. For your information this was my first time to experience such a low temperature.

The tour guides brought us to many different restaurants to try out their local dishes and one of the famous food over there was Peking Roasted Duck. It was delicious! The number one reason why I took the family tour package instead travelling on our own was the arrangement. The tour company (AppleHoliday.com) arrange everything for you and you do not need to worry about the documents, hotels, food, places to visit and etc. You just enter the bus and enjoy the journey. If you are tired, you can take a short nap inside the bus and once it reached to another destination, you will have the alertness to visit the new places. Wishing all of you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Here are the photos taken during the trip:

beijing china trip

forbidden city china

Forbidden City Of China

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Inside the Forbidden City5

panda zoo china

panda bear in china zoo

Panda Zoo

kungfu panda wushu show in china

Kung Fu Panda Wushu Show

great wall of china

Great Wall Of China

great wall of china

ming's tomb china

Ming’s Tomb 

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mask opera painting

Mask Opera Painting

hotel renaissance china

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old village in china

Traditional Village 

chinese restaurants

One of the Chinese Restaurants In Beijing

meal time in china

nanshan ski village

nanshan ski village china

Nanshan Ski Village

apple vacation group photo to beijing china

Temple Of Heaven 

If you plan to go to Beijing China,  guess you need to check out this video:

 

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34 Comments

  1. Anouar

    December 23, 2015 at 3:26 pm

    Hi Mr jestine
    Nice picture ,wish you great vacation bro

    Anouar

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 23, 2015 at 4:05 pm

      Hi Anuoar,

      Thanks bro!

      Jestine

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  2. Steve Nordquist

    December 23, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    You got more stylish as you went, wow! Got the Ming Tomb visit in there, neat. (No photos inside permitted, eh?) What's the place with the big volumes in there around the concert hall (141?) Plus a decent hot pot set! Good shots!

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 23, 2015 at 11:02 pm

      Hi Steve,

      Yes you can take photo inside but I did not take it. I took the photo outside. What is 141? The hot pot is like a small steamboat where you can cook your own favorite food.

      Jestine

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  3. Roberto S.

    December 23, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    Nice pictures. Have a good new year!

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 23, 2015 at 10:57 pm

      Hi Roberto,

      Thanks. Happy new year to you too.

      Jestine

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  4. Albert van Bemmelen

    December 23, 2015 at 7:07 pm

    I am glad Jestine that you could make this trip to China without the SMOG that was on the news for many days. (which as we know comes from the words Smoke and Fog). The photos look great ! Thanks.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 23, 2015 at 10:56 pm

      Hi Albert,

      We were really surprised there were no smog on the day we arrived! We truly had enjoyed this trip.

      Thanks.

      Jestine

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  5. Suranga Electronics

    December 23, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Oh .. Mr- Jestine Very beautiful and Smart All Your Photos and Nice Locations.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 23, 2015 at 10:53 pm

      HI Suranga,

      Thanks.

      Jestine

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  6. beh

    December 23, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Jestine
    thank you so much of sharing the nice photos of your journey with us
    i am happy after one year hard job you deserve to have one week in vacation and happy you enjoyed of the journey but for next time i want to recommend that the best season for Beijing is jun or July also if you want to go to Moscow is just in the summer time ,,,cheers

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 23, 2015 at 11:19 pm

      Hi Beh,

      Yes work hard first and enjoy later. Thanks for the suggestion. Since my family and I have not been to winter season before (Malaysia have only wet and dry season), we purposely have to choose the month of December to experience the cold season.

      Jestine

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  7. Charles Borromeo

    December 24, 2015 at 12:19 am

    Hi Mr.Jestine Yong, Very nice photos, Merry X'mas and a Happy New Year to you. Charles Borromeo Burma (Myanmar)

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 24, 2015 at 11:57 am

      Hi Charles,

      Thanks and same to you Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      Jestine

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  8. Paris Azis

    December 24, 2015 at 5:52 am

    Hi Jestine

    I believe that this was a pleasant trip for all the group of visitors. I happened to visit the most of those places you referred to at the end of February 1996, after finishing a professional travel there, at the Shenyang territory just above Korea.
    My strongest memory is that when the local colleagues of mine were telling me “it’s a good day today” they meant an average temperature of -23 to -25 Celsius grads, whereas “a bad weather” was meant as having an average temperature of approximately -45 C.g…And their advice to me always was “never touch the antenna tower with your bare hands or they will stick there permanently”…!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us your journey (and also refreshing my memory)!

    Best Regards

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 24, 2015 at 11:56 am

      HI Paris,

      I was told the northern area was very cold and this is why many of the population there migrated to some other cities and countries to work. Even in my country Malaysia many of them work in the massage center. I guess the summer there is only few months. Thanks for the advice.

      Jestine

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  9. Parasuraman S

    December 24, 2015 at 6:51 am

    Hi Jestine:

    So, you have got cold charged your 'capacitors' to be very active for the coming year! You and your family, and those who traveled with you had God's grace indeed, to have the smog clear away during your tour! Awesome photos! Have a great year end and ushering in the new year! Best regards to you and your family!

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 24, 2015 at 11:52 am

      Hi Parasuraman,
      Yes you are right, got to charge up my capacitor for the coming year ha-ha! In China, I have gained weight (we ate a lot) and now have to do more exercises to remove the fats. Wishing you and family Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

      Jestine

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  10. esau

    December 24, 2015 at 7:43 am

    Congratulations Mr. Jestine beautiful family your children have grown.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 24, 2015 at 11:49 am

      Hi Esau,

      Thanks. The kids really grown very fast and we are getting older.

      Jestine

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  11. Robert Calk

    December 24, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Hi Mr. Yong,
    I would say that God blessed your trip! I'm glad yall had fun and got back home safe. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 24, 2015 at 3:04 pm

      Hi Robert,

      Thanks. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

      Jestine

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  12. Yogesh Panchal

    December 24, 2015 at 3:13 pm

    Sir ,
    Thanks for providing us "On line" tour; feel like we are part of the tour and nice Pics! thanks for sharing your experience.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 24, 2015 at 3:58 pm

      HI Yogesh,

      Thanks and I liked the word "Online tour".

      Jestine

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  13. Lawrence Mc Coig

    December 24, 2015 at 9:49 pm

    Thanks for sharing your trip with us. We will have to get you in more cold environments to get you toughened to wintertime.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 25, 2015 at 10:32 am

      Hi Lawrence,

      You are right, got to go to winter places few more times to get used to it.

      Thanks.

      Jestine

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  14. daniel

    December 25, 2015 at 6:31 pm

    Happy holidays to you and your family and thanks for sharing your online tour .

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 25, 2015 at 8:41 pm

      HI Daniel,

      Thanks.

      Jestine

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  15. David

    December 28, 2015 at 12:01 am

    Very nice pics. Thanks so much for sharing.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 28, 2015 at 8:39 am

      Hi David,
      You are welcome.

      Jestine

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  16. Chad Jessup

    December 28, 2015 at 6:45 am

    Hi Jestine. Nice to hear about your family's vacation trip. Thank you for sharing. Just remember, you are always welcome to come to Northeastern California to visit me during the winter where you can experience shoveling snow when the temperature is minus 30 degrees Celsius.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 28, 2015 at 8:43 am

      Hi Chad,

      Good to hear from you again. Wow! Minus 30 degree Celsius! If I have the opportunity to go to California I will contact you. Thanks for the invitation.

      Jestine

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  17. reza

    December 30, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Hi mr Jestine Yong
    A good time to travel?
    Thank you for your beautiful photos.
    China is beautiful.
    With luck for you.

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    • Jestine Yong

      December 30, 2015 at 5:46 pm

      Hi Reza,

      You are welcome.

      Jestine

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