"Hongbo Square - Hongjun Jie Area" China Off The Beaten Path Tip by szivhk

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  Longmen Hotel ex Russian Consulate
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  • Longmen Hotel ex Russian Consulate - China
      Longmen Hotel ex Russian Consulate
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  • Inside the Longmen Hotel - China
      Inside the Longmen Hotel
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      Train Station Kiosks
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  • Heavy insulation keeps the heat in the station - China
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If you walk down the hill towards the train station from Hongbo Square, you'll see classic russian architecture on both sides. The real gem is at the bottom of the hill, though, on your right as you approach the station. The low yellow building with the large canopy above the main door is the 'Lungmen Grand Hotel'. According to the plaque, this used to be the Russian Consulate. Art Deco features abound. The coloured glass, the wrought iron work, the wood and brass revolving door, the grand staircase inside... it's a beauty.

The train station itself is interesting. Stark and functional, it houses every ethnic group you can imagine. It's a real melting pot in there, hectic, smelly and a real thrill.

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  • Updated Feb 26, 2010
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