I am a woman who will be traveling alone on a business trip. I have about 4 full days to see Beijing. I have never been to China before. I have Sun Aug 8- Weds Aug 11 available for sightseeing Beijing. I will be staying at the Grand Hyatt. I am pretty active, an experienced traveler , but I don't like to spend too long at any one place. If the averag eperson spends 3 hrs at an attraction, I am probably bored in 2 hrs. LOL
I think I would like to see and do the following:
Tian amen Square
Temple of Heaven (for early morning exercise)
Shopping (silk market? other market?- would love to have a few shopping experiences as well as getting some dress shirts & ties made for my husband- I will bring his favorite fitting shirt with me)
Houhai Lake area. Early evening stoll with a few bar visits./Nanluogu Alley hutong area
Mutianyu Great Wall (1/2 day)
Summer Palace (1/2 day)
Peking Duck dinner
I possibly would like to spend 1-2 days on guided tours and the other days on my own.
Not sure the best ways to organize these. Advice?
Not afraid of the metro (NYC gal here) or traveling alone. Definitely will hire a driver for the Great Wall visit if for no other reason to save time.
TIAEdited: 27 July 2010, 03:45