A mix of 'Painted Veil' and Oriental elegance. Beijing is the perfect city to shoot it. Centuries old Palaces are intact, well preserved for the next generation to enjoy. We were speechless, in awe of the beautiful architecture and sceneries. For our curious readers, we shot these all over Beijing: Hou Hai Lake, Imperial Palace (Forbidden City), Summer Palace, Lama Temple, little alleys and also Aman Resort Beijing. This is definately a city we'll come back for more.
Beijing is a city full of surprises! Having heard a lot about it, i guess it's time to discover the city with my own eyes. I thought i could get away with my rusty mandarin, but to my surprise i get thrown out of the airport taxi for not being able to pronounce my hotel address right. That was funny! Next thing i found out that my hotel was near the Tiananmen Square. Having been to many big cities, this is the first city i've been that has 12 lanes in city center (plus bicycle lanes)! How cool is that?!