Beijing Tourist Trap Tips by solopes

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Beijing - China

Poor Pandas Beijing Zoo Review

I was expecting to see a very carefully recreated environment, with small, planted and protected bamboo forests, where the pandas could live in a half free but controlled condition.

It was frustrating to see the pandas through a window cage. When we go around, the back of the cages show a small open space, but the sensation remains. I think it would be easier to do a lot better than that.

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2013
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Street vendors Badaling Great Wall Review

Some people condemn the stalls by the monuments, and their oppression on the tourists. Some times they are right - it becomes uncomfortable - but not always.

In an isolated place where thousands of people merge each day, a basic structure of support is fundamental. If they don’t force you, (and they don’t), if they are just there, hopping that you will need something they sell, they are useful. And we felt it in Badaling.

So, I don’t agree with the general accusation of “tourist trap”.

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Dec 17, 2013
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