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Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part V (Longest Escalator Ever)
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Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part V (Longest Escalator Ever)

The escalators that went into and out of the Beijing metro system were unbelievably long compared to the deepness of other metro systems we've seen around the world. This video shows an escalator ride out of the subway system in Beijing.Related Posts:Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway (video)Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part II (video)Things to Do in Beijing: The ...
Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part IV
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Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part IV

When we arrived in Beijing, we wanted to find our own way without taking a guide with us or having a driver from the hotel drive us all over the city. On our first day there, we thought about taking a taxi  or a tuk tuk, but ended up on the subway. As it turns out, the subway in Beijing is really easy to use as long as you're comfortable standing really close to other people. We used the Puhuangyu Station ...
Things to Do in Beijing: Walking from the Hotel to the Beijing Metro
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Things to Do in Beijing: Walking from the Hotel to the Beijing Metro

One morning, I recorded the walk between the Yongdingmen Hotel and the Puhuangyu Metro station. The thing I remember most vividly were the men building windows along the way, but there were all kinds of things to see. It took about 30 minutes to walk the entire distance between the the hotel and the metro station, but it was one of the most educational things that we did while we were in Beijing. People ...
Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part III
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Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part III

The Beijing Subway was always an interesting experience for us. Once, a quadriplegic man crawled onto the subway on his belly with a little donation cup hanging out of his mouth. The restrooms were some of the darkest, grimmest spaces I'd ever seen. A few times, people were puking into the trash cans as we went down the stairs. And of course, during rush hour, we squeezed through the doors into packed cars, ...
Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part II
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Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway Part II

Navigating the Beijing Subway is pretty straightforward, but during the busiest times of the day, you have to force yourself through the doors with a mass of people. Everyone crowds on and off the subway at the same time, so we had a protocol with Lydian. If she got left behind she was to stay at the station where we got separated. Otherwise, it would've been really hard to find her. When the doors on the ...
Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway
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Things to Do in Beijing: The Beijing Subway

It was impossible to safely get footage inside the subway during rush-hour in Beijing when we were packed into the cars like sardines. I didn't want to risk breaking the camera. Squeezing through those doors as the woman with the calm voice says that the doors are going to close is definitely not an experience for squeamish people. Inside the subway, the smell of "breath" would fill the cars when they were ...
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