My friends and I (4 of us) will be visiting Beijing for 5 days. We are all females aged between 20-21, physically fit. Food wise, we are not picky but my friends are Muslim hence no pork. I am a Malaysian Born Chinese and have no problem in reading and speaking Mandarin while my friends know at least basic Chinese. We would be grateful if someone would please advise whether our itinerary is suitable. We would like to blend in with the locals as much as possible. :)
Arrival time: It's gonna be early, at around 7am on Thursday 23rd May. Arrive Beijing by train from Shanghai.
Departure time: (Me) 2am flight back to Malaysia on Tuesday 28th May, friends will fly to Ningbo on Monday 27th night
We will be staying in a courtyard in the Dongcheng DIstrict.
Day 1 (23/5, Thurs):
Great Hall of the People
National Centre for the Performing Arts
Poly Art Museum
Day 2 (24/5, Friday):
Old Summer Palace
National Stadium & National Aquatics Centre (catching night view)
Day 3 (25/5, Saturday):
Great Wall of China (Jinshanling)
Day 4 (26/5, Sunday):
Temple of Heaven
Day 5 (27/5, Monday):
Confucius Temple & Imperial College
We would be grateful if there are any feedbacks - location wise, lesser/bigger crowd on a specific day, something interesting but missing, too packed etc. I was expecting a day totally getting lost in the city just wandering around joining the locals but it turned out Beijing is so huge and I have difficulty in putting the ''must-sees' within a short period while being relax and not rushing. Any suggestion?