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Busy Day Trip to New Landmarks of Beijing!

Beijing is not only famous for its historical places, but also popular for the successful of development for the city. A lot of new landmarks in Beijing which also has significant function in new history of China were built. With this one day private tour we explored and knew better about those landmarks history one by one. Our guide picked us up right in front of our hotel on the day tour, she greeted us friendly and nice.

National Grand Theater

We were really lucky because we could get such an informative and good guide. First destination in this tour is National Grand Theater or also called The Egg. Located near from Tiananmen Square, the Egg Theater is a national opera house in Beijing where is a home for many performance halls for music, theater, opera etc. The shape of the building is really unique and authentic, I could not find it in my home country. Other interesting buildings which also have unique shapes are China Millennium Monument and the CCTV Tower. We did have a chance to visit it with this tour. Our guide also described to us the functions and why the buildings were built.

Bird's Nest in Olympic Park

Oh, and two important buildings that I never forget is the Bird Nest and Water Cube Stadium. Both are the best and great buildings, important venues for Beijing 2008 Olympic. Not only has advanced facilities inside, both buildings were also located in the huge complex where also very clean and well maintained. Saw both stadiums was like a reminder from how success the Olympic being held at past. Sadly, because of the limited time, we could not enter to see the inner structures of the stadiums.

Night View of Wangfujing Snack Street

More than that, we also explored several business area in Beijing including Beijing Financial Street, Xidan Commercial Street (famous shopping district in Beijing), and Wangfujing Street (largest pedestrian street). Wangfujing Street was our last destination on that day. And because of our hotel is located near from the street, we decided to extend our trip in Wangfujing. Spent the night there and explore the night snack street was an interesting experience. During my one week vacation in Beijing, we had visited the street for about three times. Never bored roam around it, shopping or just walking enjoy the atmosphere at night. Nice!

Modern Beijing Bike Tour - Interesting Experience

Pick a fun day, I book a modern Beijing tour by riding online. Bike is really good transportation in such crowded and busy city. Riding bike to visit the modern Beijing is another enjoyment different with travel by car. Only US$ 31, I have a released tour under heavy pressure of work.

Outside View of National Grand Theater

Have visited most famous attractions of Beijing when first year I lived in Beijing, I like their strong culture and history. Now, I would like to visit its modern buildings which witness the development of Beijing as a big country. Riding along Changan Avenue, there are many modern building standing between these ancient architectures, including National Grand Theater, People's Grand Hall, New CCTV Tower, etc. They are all the representatives of modern city, which show the process of development of Beijing.

The most impressive place is the National Grand Theater, also known as Water Pearl, which is used as theater to performing arts. According to the tour guide, it is not only a culture performance place, but also a tourist scenic spot. As new sixteen scenery views of Beijing, National Grand Theater is a landmark construction, shaped by unique style main structure, clear manmade lake, large area of trees and flowers, reflect the design conception of harmony between man and nature. It is said that the night view of Grand Theater is very beautiful and majestic, really show the name of Water Pearl. The kind tour guide tells me that Chinese people prefer to name it as Bird Egg kingly.

I must say it is the happiest time I have enjoyed during 3 hours. I think it is really good way to recreation and after the tour I have enthusiasm to work again. And only half day I get myself back again, and have well understand about this city where I live and work.

1 Day Modern Beijing Tour

Since become the capital of China, Beijing has been developed fast in many sides. One side, in the same time of protecting the old architecture and historical sites, strengthen the reconstruction of old area. The other side, accelerate the development of economy. Beijing is the complex of modern and ancient with the imperial buildings and modern buildings. Visited the famous side of ancient Beijing, it left me deep shock about the architecture techniques and skills of ancient Chinese people. So I want to have an exploration of Beijing modern facilities and buildings. Without any hesitation, I booked the one day private tour to visit the modern buildings of Beijing on the local Beijing travel agency, which is my trustful tour operator for my several times Beijing tour.

Xidan Commercial Center

First to National Grand Theater, also known as the Bird Egg, is the opera house in Beijing. It was designed by French architect Paul Andreu, the designer of the terminal of the Charles de Gaulle Airport in Paris. He is one of my favorite designers in the world. Then move to the Xidan Commercial Street, I liked this street very much, because of the various shopping malls from ordinary type to top-level and from cheap to expensive. You could buy any style you like in this commercial street, including commerce, entertainment, dinning, etc. It is the second modern street just after Wangfujing Commercial Street in Beijing. If I have free time in Beijing, I would have careful tour in this Xidan Commercial Street.

Beijing Olympic Park

What shocked me were the Bird Nest and Water Cube in this modern Beijing tour. They were the main stadiums in 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. With unique shape and high-level materials, Bird Nest and Water Cube attract amounts of tourists from all over the world, especially the fans of Olympic Games and architecture. Now they are opened to public for exercising. Many tourists took pictures in front of them, and entered into them to enjoy the feelings of Olympic Games.

Still many modern buildings and places I have visited in this Beijing tour, they show the other side of Beijing, different the ancient Beijing. The perfect combination of ancient and modern in Beijing attracts more travelers for this tourist city. Enjoyed it much better, and I will continue my Beijing tour and China tour in future time.

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