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Beautiful Shichahai & Bustling Wangfujing Commercial Street

Do not know if the profound Chinese Complex or others emotion, seems every Chinese who never have chance to Beijing has a small wish to look at the imperial city with reverence. Beijing, the old city with long history, leaves us many sincerity, sacred, solemn, familiar, leisurely, or helpless. What do you think of Beijing?
Old people said reading history let people wise. The Beijing in my sight is sagacious, and lively. Shuttling back and forth in the old hutongs, always pieces of historical pictures flash before me. The places known in book still silently guards Beijing after so many years.

Beautiful Shichahai
Beautiful Shichahai

I like Shichahai, because it has rich culture and history, it was the place gathering temples in history, famous as the Nine Nunneries and One Temple, so named Shichahai. In Yuan Dynasty, it was the start of North-south Great Canal, with wide water area and beautiful views. At that time, the shipping industry was flourishing, which drove the area of Gulou Street to the bustling business area. The Yinding Bridge stretching across lake, built at the connection of Qianhai and Houhai. Standing on bridge, it is easily to enjoy the magnificent views of Houhai and Xishan Mountain, so it was reputed to the Yindingguanshan which is one of the Yanjing Small Eight Views. Shichahai area is also a traditional scenic spot keeps the original folk customs and the characteristics of old Beijing. And now Shichaihai has become the best place to boating in summer and skating in winter.

Bustling Wangfujing Street
Bustling Wangfujing Street

I also like Wangfujing area as vigor as Beijingers. Beijing culture reveals in everywhere, including this street. In Liao and Jin Dynasties, Wangfujing was just an unknown village, became more crowded in Yuan Dynasty, and it was built with ten prince mansions in Ming Dynasty, the Wangfujing began to task shape. The busy people get rid of burden at night, to enjoy the leisure culture at Wangfujing. Various kinds of delicious smells spread all over the street, stimulate the taste bud of people, it is a place bearing the history and full of vitality.

The winter of Beijing has less bustling and irritable, more quiet and light. After the article about Beijing culture, have already to trip in Beijing?

Professional Service in Lianhuashan Ski Resort

Lianhuashan Ski Resort is a large and inexpensive ski park that is located in Shunyi District, only about 30 kilometers away from Beijing Capital Airport. With convenient transportation, here usually gather a lot of ski lovers during the weekends. Even in weekdays, you can still find many tourists skiing here.

This is my second time skiing and I like the feeling down the slopes very much. Look at my equipments, you must think I am a professional skier, however actually I am a beginner. Now let me introduce the surroundings of the snow world. As one of the most popular ski resorts in Beijing, Lianhuashan Ski Resort provides a variety of entertainment facilities such as Snow Circle, Motorcycle on Snow Land, Sleigh Drawn by Dogs, Football on Snow Land, etc. Besides these entertainment facilities, there also have Russian-villa style guestrooms and a green ecological restaurant which offer chafing dish and Korea Cuisine. The newly decorated ecological restaurant and Korea Barbecue restaurant can accommodate 800 persons simultaneously. It is really a good relaxing place of Beijing in-season.

Light fog on top of the mountain

The weather today is not very good, with light fog, so that standing at the foot, I could not see the top of the mountain clearly. It's time for lunch, but on the snow land there are still a lot of people. Everyone here enjoy a happy skiing time with sweet smile on the face, even though uncollected fall.

Skillful coach teaching skiing

Not all tourists here are good at skiing, most of them are like me, just the beginner. In order to ensure the safety and meet the needs for beginners, in Lianhuashan Ski Resort, you could find many professional coaches. Usually they are standing on the snow land dress in coach suits. Seeing you standing on the ground or with poor ski stills, they may come and ask you whether you need to learn from them. If this is your first time for skiing and fear for tumble, then hire a coach to teach you will be a better and ideal way. The fee for the coach is 180yuan per person per hour. Although a little expensive, after an hour learning, you could understand the basic skills for skiing and could try to ski in the primary and the secondary ski routes, worthwhile.

Happy Skiing Time in Lianhuashan Ski Resort

During winter seasons skiing is one of the most popular sports and theme tours in Beijing. Also in Beijing there are a lot of ski resorts with advanced facilities and comfortable environment. According to the limit time, we choose Beijing Lianhuashan Ski Resort, which is nearest to Beijing downtown.

Take bus No.918, after about 2 hours driving, get off at Liangshanzhuang Station, we go to the destination – Lianhuashan Ski Resort. Walking along the road lead to the snow world, we saw some pedlars selling gloves, hats and glasses for skiers to keep warm. In order to keep warm while skiing, I also spent 20 Yuan to buy a hat.

Main Gate of Lianhuashan Ski Resort

Lianhuashan Ski Resort was opened to the public in 2003 and it is one of the biggest ski resorts in Beijing. To accommodate the crowds, here built a large parking lot, almost 6000 square meters. It is said that during the weekends and the holidays, here usually full of cars.

Entering the main entrance, looking around the white mountain and the pure white snow, I felt excited. I cannot wait to change my clothes and enjoy the skiing time. At 10:00am, here has already gathered some ski lovers. Some of them are very good at skiing. The excellent skills and the fast speed really impressed me. How I wish I could ski freely like them!

Panoramic View of Lianhuashan Ski Resort

All the ski equipments were offered in Ski Service Center. It is big enough to accommodate nearly hundreds of people changing at the same time. Here you could find the ticket office, boots rental area, snowboards rental area, ski suits rental area, changing area and one ski equipment shop. The entrance ticket includes the fees for snowboards, ski sticks, ski boots, conveyor and the cable car. And also each person should pay 300 yuan as the deposit in security before getting the ski equipments. If needed, you could pay 30 yuan for ski suits and 10 yuan for the locker. As the beginners, it took us nearly half an hour to change our suits and put on the ski boots. Well, got all the ski equipments ready in the changing area, I found myself too fat to move. However, this did not reduce my enthusiastic of skiing. Carry the ski sticks and the heavy snowboards, come to the real snow world now!

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