Tuesday 25th October
We arrive at 09.30 (2.30 am to us) local time.
11.30 – 12.00 expected arrival at hotel.
Location : This modern hotel was built in 1990 and renovated in 2005. Situated in the heart of Beijing, it is close to Tiananmen Square and only a 10 minute walk from the Temple of Heaven.
FACILITIES: Amongst the many facilities provided by the hotel there is a large 24 hour reception, with English speaking staff, a lobby coffee shop and bar, a lounge, garden, many souvenir shops, karaoke rooms and a large dining room. The hotel entertainment area offers a bowling alley, billiards and shuffleboard.
ROOMS: The hotel has 380 rooms over 15 floors. Students are accommodated in twin-bedded rooms, withaccompanying staff in twin rooms, or singles at a supplement. All rooms have private washing facilities, seating area, satellite television, telephone, air-conditioning and a safety deposit box.
NST SUMMARY: The Rainbow Hotel is a large, modern hotel with excellent facilities, located in the heart of Beijing, within easy reach of most of the city’s main attractions.
Temple of Heaven
The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven. It is a complex of Taoist buildings situated in the southeastern part of central Beijing. The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest.
Evening meal in local restaurant and then we visit a local market