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Beijing in August

Please Advise...
15 years ago, May 3rd 2008 No: 1 Msg: #34168  
My friend and I are from the United States and we
would like to share the excitement of Bejing in
August. We are hoping to rent a room in someones house
for several days starting august 9th. ..We can negotiate a
price....please let us know...
Then...we plan to visit a little more of China..What are your favorite places?
We have until septemer 3rd...not long enough 😞
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15 years ago, May 4th 2008 No: 2 Msg: #34249  

15 years ago, May 6th 2008 No: 3 Msg: #34408  
I haven't stayed there myself so I can't really vouch for it but "Days Inn Forbidden City Beijing" was recommended to me. You can check it out at WOTIF.COM. It's about US$70 a double. I will be heading off there in September when all the olympic hullabaloo has died down.

If you stay there, I'd appreciate a review. Reply to this

15 years ago, May 7th 2008 No: 4 Msg: #34508  
Beijing is full of hostels, and has an excellent subway system which will be helpful as traffic is going to be a nightmare during the Olympics. In fact, in preparation for the Olympics the traffic is already a nightmare. I live 2 hours away in Tianjin, and have been to Beijing several times in the past few weeks and it keeps getting worse. I would recommend that you use the subway within town, and then take a train to leave town or an airplane. Once you are away from the "hullabaloo" I think you will find the coach bus service in China is very easy and convenient. It also allows you to avoid the huge crowds you can often meet at a train station. Also, coach buses do not sell more tickets than seats, so you are guaranteed a seat, unlike trains which might sell you a "seatless" ticket which means you are standing in the aisle. Or you do get a seat, but somebody else is standing in the aisle with their purse knocking your head.

If you check out hostels.com or hostelworld.com you can easily select and book your hostel. Make sure it describes itself as being within walking distance of a subway. Hostels usually have young staff who speak some English and will hook you up with cheaper tours in the town. I like these sites because you can read the reviews of other travellers and are forwarned about cleanliness, safety etc. The hostels will usually book your train, bus or airplane tickets for you, and even your next hostel or hotel. Sometimes they charge a nominal fee.

Its hard to go wrong travelling in China. Everything is pretty cheap and really cool. My husband and I prefer the less famous areas in general. I think Chengde (North of Beijing) is still one of our favourite trips. We also really enjoyed Gulangyu in Xiamen and Dali in Yunnan provinces. They were very beautiful and pleasant places. Xi'an is of course exciting, we got to see the Terra-Cotta soldiers, but there were also 3 Starbucks within 100 m of our hostel, a couple of days were plenty.

Finally, if you will be outside of Beijing, I strongly recommend you take 1 or 2 lessons in how to read pinyin. It will make a world of difference in making yourself understood. Oh, and maybe a few charades parties too.

I've been living in China for 8 months, and it is an amazing place, and 99% of people are kind and will help you resolve any issues.

Feel free to contact me with more specific questions.

Beth Reply to this

15 years ago, May 7th 2008 No: 5 Msg: #34520  
N Posts: 2

My first reply was deleted by Owner. Because of concerning promotion :-(

But if you are looking for the cheap hostel or Motel during the Summer game, you should book it now.

I booked a downtown Motel with reasonable price, Sorry I cannot list it in here(will be delete again :-).

If you need the information, please go ebay then search downtown Motel in BJ during the summer games, you will find it easily. It is really nice price and close to the subway station and the basketball stadiom.

Any further questions, contact me via

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15 years ago, May 7th 2008 No: 6 Msg: #34526  
My appologies for deleting your last post Yang, if it was not advertising. 😊
Although advertising is not allowed, recommending a place you have personally experienced is welcome.

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15 years ago, May 15th 2008 No: 7 Msg: #35288  


I just booked one room at one Courtyard hotel, pretty close to the venues. the price was good I think and they will give Breakfast, tours included in the price. it calls ¨N.E¨check it out. good luck for you. Reply to this

15 years ago, May 26th 2008 No: 8 Msg: #36445  
Hello, travel to Beijing in Aug, the biggest event is the Olympic Games. If you want to travel a part of China, you can go to visit Xi'an Dunhuang, Turpan, Urumqi and Karshgar is the ancient Silk Road tour. And the beautiful city Kunming, Dali and Lijiang would be attractive. And east of China, Anhui, Shanghai, Water town also the best choice for your China tour. Hope it can help you! There are some travel service maybe can help you, such as . I know they provide the Olympic tour. I think it will be meet your need!
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15 years ago, May 29th 2008 No: 9 Msg: #36739  
Here is the best deal of the Beijing 2008 Games, a residential flat apartment with services of hotel.

Situated at the China University of Political Sciences campus, the new apartment building has everything to make your stay the most comfortable and convenient during the games in Beijing.
Great quality rooms, 2 single beds, Great environment, located in neighborhood of Haidian at a unique price special for the fans of the games.
40 hotel styled rooms, fully equipped and spacious suites with all convenience of one of the best university campus in China.
Located at the heart of Beijing, close to most sport venues and tourist attractions. The area has a great coverage of public transport at short walking distance, no waste of time to enjoy every second of the games

Breakfast Daily for 2 persons .
Internet inside room.
Reception service 24/7– English and Chinese.
Cleaning room service.
24/7 Security.
Towels service.
Parking spaces.
Telephone (individual numbers).
Sports Facilities (all university campus attractions).

Price 90 US$ a night

check the website www.beijingrooms2008.com

my email is
Best Regards

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15 years ago, June 1st 2008 No: 10 Msg: #36995  
Book now. Get your plane ticket to China first, as you will have to have proof of it in order to get a visa. Prices in Beijing will rise DRAMATICALLY in August. I'm currently staying at the Sunlitun'r Youth Hostel and daily prices are about $5.75 USD per night. Starting August 1st, though, each night rises to $34.00 USD! So just be aware of how much more expensive Beijing will be, and make sure you can get your visa!!! Reply to this

15 years ago, June 2nd 2008 No: 11 Msg: #37072  
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Travel in China in AUG will be very hot, so I suggest you go to some mountain areas or sea beaches where are much cooler. Xiamen and Han nan Island are nice places with attractive beaches and sunshine. Fresh seafoods will let you feel they are still alive while you are biting! Huang Shan and Zhang Jia Jie are also good choices which consist of mountains and lakes. Hiking in the mountain and boating in the river will let you forget all the troubles in your daily life. Special local food and evening show let you feel Chinese culture directly.

Of course, if you want to visit some big cities in China, Shanghai is also a perfect choice. Oriental pearl tower, Jin Mao building and the bund will show you a internal modern city. Different kinds of nightlife will never let you feel boring.

If you have any questions, just feel free to contact me and I will give you information as much as I can. Reply to this

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