From September 3-5, China will celebrate the 70th anniversary of the vicotry in World Anti-Fascist War as well as Chinese Anti-Japanese War. With the temporary restrictions, many areas will be closed or only with very limited access… If your travel plan involves the sites below during the time, better adjust your plan to other sites to make the most out of your holiday.
Things to be noticed
1:Jiankou Great Wall will be closed to the pubic from Sept 1 to Sept 3.
Tiananmen Gate, the building, is already closed to the public from August 1 to September 9.
2: The Forbidden City will be closed from Aug. 22 to Sep. 3.
3: On August 22 and 23, Tiananmen Square and the Wangfujing area will be closed to the public.
4: On September 2 and 3, Tiananmen Square, Wangfujing, and Qianmen will be closed to the public.
5: Beijing Capital International Airport (BCIA) and Nanyuan Airport, will be closed from 9.30am to 12.30pm on September 3. Many airlines have cancelled their flights to/from Beijing during the three hours.
6: Lama Temple will be closed on Sept 3.
7: Some subway stations will be closed in accordance with notices from the transportation department on Spe 3.
Enjoy your holiday! Or, take our advice and go to the Great Wall of China.
It’s reported online that Forbidden City will be closed between August 22 and Sept 3, 2015 due to Victory Day parade on Sept 3, If your travel plan involves Forbidden City during the time, better adjust your plan to other sites to make the most out of your holiday.
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is an interesting place to visit as part of a Tiananmen Square Tour. However, according to the hall’s administration, Chairman Mao Memorial Hall is closed between March 1 to March 20, 2015 for maintenance. Memorial Hall will not reopen until March 21, 2015. If your travel plan involves in this area, better adjust your plan to other sites.
You will find a closure notice on the official website of Chairman Mao Memorial Hall written in Chinese, here is the link: http://cpc.people.com.cn/GB/143527/143528/index.html
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall travel tips:
Opening time: 8:00-12:00, Tuerday to Sunday. Chairman Mao Memorial Hall opens only a few days a week, so inform well before going. Be aware that your bag won’t be allowed in so you’ll need to lock it away across the road (12 yuan) before you enter. Before stepping inside, you get the chance to buy beautiful white flowers for Mao’s spirit – CNY2 each. Once inside picture taking is not allowed while visiting the Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. The whole visit takes just under 15 minutes since the group is made into a line and guards are constantly keeping you moving.
Chairman Mao Memorial Hall was built after Mao Zedong died on September 9, 1976 and completed in May 1977. Since the hall opened on September 9 the same year, it has received 158 million visitors, who came to pay respects to the late Chinese leader.
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In the last month the trees at Great Wall Mutianyu have been stripped of leaves and the temparatures have plummeted but don’t be put off: winter at Great Wall Mutianyu has a different kind of magic. Yesterday we experienced the first snowfall at the start of a hike up the Great Wall Mutianyu. Quiet, breathtakingly cold and, as always, a welcome respite from the grime and bustle of Beijing.
Mutianyu Great Wall is one of the best parts of the Wall in Beijing area. Authentic and fully restored, but relative safe to go.
The steps to the Wall is covered with snow. Better prepare a pair of warm shoes or boots with a sturdy grip on the soles.
It was a Wednesday in the middle of winter, chilly and uncrowded. We reached the platform near tower 14. Once up the Wall, we then took the path to the right . This location was gorgeous and the views were inspiring.
We had the Wall almost to ourselves – just saw 2 other tourists in the entire time we were hiking the Great Wall Mutianyu itself. How lucky we are!
We went up the right side to reach tower 1. The Wall behind tower 1 was different from what we expected. Here, the tower is broken, the steps are missing. It was less ‘safe’, but much more rural and beautiful.
It is amazing to stand there looking at all of the mountainsides around you and take in just how expansive the wall is, definitely a trip worth taking once in your lifetime!
Hiking the Great Wall Mutianyu was a great day trip. The hiking was strenuous and worth every minute of it! The skies were blue and wonderfully clear, and it was very sunny. Lots of fun and a breathtaking experience.