We endured almost 10 hours just to get to Beijing from KL. We’re flying with Thai Airways – so it is a-must for them to stop at Bangkok for few hours before continuing the journey to Beijing. So, at 9pm we left KLIA and reached Bangkok International Airport (BIA) at 11pm. Then we waited till 2.40am before leaving BIA. We arrived at Beijing Capital International Airport at 6.30 in the morning – and we were exhausted!
The immigration and check-out procedure was smooth, unlike my last trip to Shanghai (where we waited for an hour just to get through) and we immediately went to our bus which was already waiting outside. It was freaking cold too!
The tour guide assigned to us was a relatively mid-age man and horribly, his Mandarin was hard to listen even for those who understand him. Wasted no time, we were drove past the city – to Tiananmen Square, our 1st destination.
Tiananmen Square is the world’s largest square that can accomodate a million people at one time. Located at the center of Beijing City, you can visit the Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and see the national flag raising ceremony. Thousands of people come to the Square every day. It is the must place to visit in Beijing City.
Tiananmen Square. Tiananmen Tower is on the left.