Beijing (County), China
Can I shop for western clothes,shirts,shoes in Beijing? What are the trading hours. Are the prices better than Sydney.
Yes. Beijing has many shoping malls, and markets. Open hours: 10am to 10pm normally Mon-Sun Prices: of course better than Sydney The silk market(秀水街), and the pearl market(红桥市场) --- these are markets where you can enjoy bargaining. Yansha Outlets Shopping Center (燕莎奥特莱斯 Address: 北京市朝阳区东四环南路九号)--- good brand clothes & shoes with discount, no bargaining, local people like there There are many luxury shopping malls like The Place（世贸天阶）, Shin Kong Place (新光天地), Sanlitun Village, etc. Enjoy your shopping! about 8 years ago
There is a martial art master teaches Tai Chi in Beihai Park in Beijing. If you go to the park, go to the Royal Temple in the North of the lake. You will see people studing Tai Chi, push hand, sward there. Some of his students are foreigners, one of them used to study martial arts in Shaolin Temple. If you want to study something real, it's a good try. But be patient cause it'll be a very long jounery to became a "Kong Fu Panda". 5-10 years maybe. It take years to practice and improve your nerve's instinct reaction and compat skills. Mr. Yang Song Quan, grand son of Chen Zhaopei (陈照丕; 1893–1972) , Chen-style Tai Chi master. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chen_style_tai_chi_chuan almost 8 years ago
Beijing’s best roast ducks： Da Dong Roast Duck: (北京大董烤鸭店) Book a table – or else be prepared to wait for one – at Da Dong. 1-2/F, Nanxincang International Plaza, 22A Dongsishitiao, Dongcheng District 东城区东四十条甲22号南新仓国际大厦1~2楼(立交桥西南角) Daily 11am-10pm 5169 0329 Parking available No smoking sections Chinese and foreign cards accepted RMB 120-200 per person (RMB 198 per whole duck) about 8 years ago