No plans at all so far... I arrive at 1.30pm on the 19th of May and leave the following morning at 8.30am. I've hardly done any research but I know the city of Beijing is BIG, so any ideas/recommendation are welcome!
I'd like to do a bit of walking to explore the city, maybe even rent a push-bike? Although I think I'll wait to see what the safety (i.e. traffic) is like first and then decide on renting a bike. Whatever I do I can't get injured. Months of training are preparing me for the big Gobi 2011 desert trek that's starting a few days later, so no risks in Beijing.
With the limited timeframe, what do you think I should focus on?
Temple of Heaven?
Chinese cooking class?
Will anyone be in Beijing at the same time? Foreign or local I don't mind, but company would be lovely :)
19 Hours in Beijing
Still looking for flights? You can have flight experts compete against one another to find you the absolute best and cheapest flights.
Lauren Tianamen Square and some ducky sound good - on the agenda. I'm getting good at haggling so will hit Silk Alley or some Hutongs. And then maybe I'll hit Houhai at night for dinner and drinks. Will look into Forbidden City vs. Summer Palace vs. Great Wall