[Travel] The Fantastic Family Vacation on Spring Season at Beijing, Hangzhou & Shanghai, China in April 2014! @Day 1 & Day 2

by - Friday, August 08, 2014

Okay! Finally, I got time to update the story about my first family trip to China on April as I called The Fantastic Family Vacation on Spring Season at Beijing, Hangzhou & Shanghai, China in April 2014! 

Before this, I was post the small part of story about this trip; click here to get the general view before read my whole stories.

Now, our story about trip at China is beginning… (^_^)

As you know, when tour period is 8 days 6 nights – that mean the tour agent count day start on the day of they meet all the people in tour group at airport. That why, it was have extra 1 day in this tour. 

The situation at Beijing Capital International Airport
Actually, we flight from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Beijing Capital International Airport on 6 April 2014 (Sunday) around 12:25 am. The same time of plane Malaysia Airline (MH 370) was gone on 8 March 2014. Of course, after hear that news we feeling a little bit scare and worried; but we were safely landing at Beijing Capital International Airport on 6 April 2014 (Sunday) around 5:25 am. 

The situation at Beijing Capital International Airport
We using plane Malaysia Airline Air Bus (MH 318) for this trip. We were so thankful to the Malaysia Airlines crews for everything going smooth until us safely landing. Actually, based on the schedule trip – they estimate us safely landing at Beijing Capital International Airport around 6.35 am but we arrive there early 1 hour.

There are not have different world time between Malaysia and China. Only the weather have the different between Malaysia and China, which are China have 4 different seasons – not like in Malaysia. 

The temperature on that day is almost 8 – 12 Celsius at Beijing, China. It’s quite cold for me plus if have wind. 

The Beijing Capital International Airport was so big. We take train from the place plane landing to another building of arrival areas, which is to the immigration counters. It does almost take 15 minutes by train.

Actually, we hear so many rumors after the news about plane Malaysia Airline MH 370 was gone from Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) to Beijing Capital International Airport on 8 March 2014. But everything was back to normal at the airport. I glad nothing like the rumors I was hear it before.

Since we were arrive there early 1 hour, so our tour guide not yet waiting us at arrival gate because on the schedule we will arrive there around 6:35 am. After we meet our Beijing tour guide, then our trips around Beijing City are beginning.

The entrance gate of the Summer Palace

Our luggage was straight take to our hotel, since we were check in room on 3 pm; but all our luggage are keep at the lobby hotel before we check in room. So tour guide take us to first place in our schedule in Beijing, China is Summer Palace.  

The Summer Palace is a vast ensemble of lakes, gardens and palaces in Beijing, China. The Summer Palace is mainly dominated by Longevity Hill and the Kunming Lake. It covers an expense of 2.9 square kilometers (720 acres), three-quarters of which is water.

Longevity Hill is about 60 meters (200 feet) high and has many buildings positioned in sequence. The front hill is rich with splendid halls and pavilions, while the back hill, in sharp contrast, is quite with natural beauty.

The central Kinming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers (540 acres) was entirely man-made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palace, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.

Summer Palace is famous place to tourist and China citizen especially during summer season because Summer Palace is quite cold during summer season in China.  Summer season in China is quite hot and because in the Summer Palace have big lake that make the temperature in the Summer Palace not too hot like another place around Beijing, China. That why, China citizen like to go the Summer Palace during summer season – same like the name of “Summer Palace”. 

After that, we visit the foot massage in Chinese herbal medicine center. This is among the compulsory place that we have to visit when using travel agent, if we don’t want to go among this place, we need to pay some fee to China government. This is the way, China government want to support their tourism department. Actually if take tour agent, its still have the compulsory place among the tour even other country. That normal if take tour agent for vacation; not like when you travel as free and easy travelers.

Then, the time I waiting for Lunch Time!!

What can I said? Most our meals in China is Chinese style and the quantity is almost 11 to 13 meals in one table. It’s quite a lot for 9 peoples in this group for this tour. The number of meals on the table must be odd. I not sure why… maybe they like number of odd.. Hihihi~

After lunch, we straight go to our hotel for rest before we process to Acrobatic Show. For me, I not really like Acrobatic Show but I not sure other people. Mostly during the show, I was sleeping in the cinema until the last performance that they using motorbike.

Night view of our hotel at Beijing
 We were stay at Rosadale Hotel Beijing in Beijing, China for 4 days 3 nights. Then, we back to hotel for rest. I’m so tired on my first day trip at Beijing, China but it was so fun.

<<<Stay tune of next stories>>>

Here, the link of others stories about my family vacation at China:

Day 3 ~ click here

Day 4 ~ click here

Day 5 ~ click here

Day 6 ~ click here

Day 7 ~ click here

Day 8 ~ click here

Enjoy your reading.. (^_^)

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