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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:25 PM   #121
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Took off again…




Flying away from Busan…




… but rewarded with some beautiful Korean aerials









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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:32 PM   #122
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Development is creeping to the mountains…












Two dams up high

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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:40 PM   #123
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Can’t believe that these clusters of residential buildings are located in the middle of nowhere.





There’s even a huge stadium




Urbanization of the countryside









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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #124
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Damn, Korea is so heavily urbanized!!

btw, your trip report is beyond the horizon of the awesomeness.

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Old January 20th, 2010, 12:47 PM   #125
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Seoul’s Incheon International Airport and Korea's longest bridge.













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Old January 20th, 2010, 01:25 PM   #126
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There is not straight flight between tokyo and beijing?
why you transfer in busan?
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Old January 20th, 2010, 06:20 PM   #127
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it's usually cheaper to get transfer flights than straight flights...plus, it's kind of nice if the transfer is in another country
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Old January 20th, 2010, 10:01 PM   #128
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Quote:
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Damn, Korea is so heavily urbanized!!

btw, your trip report is beyond the horizon of the awesomeness.

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Thanks a lot for appreciating...


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There is not straight flight between tokyo and beijing?
why you transfer in busan?
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it's usually cheaper to get transfer flights than straight flights...plus, it's kind of nice if the transfer is in another country
You hit the point @poptart.
There are lots of direct flights from Tokyo to Beijing.
It's my preference to have a stop-over in Korea simply to have a glimpse of the country and of course it costs a few hundred bucks cheaper. It's only a couple of hours difference in travel time anyway.
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Old January 20th, 2010, 10:19 PM   #129
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Great, hope you have a nice time in China then
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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:19 AM   #130
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It was great. Photos coming up soon...
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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:33 PM   #131
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CHINA!

The eastern seaboard of China along Bo Hai is your first glimpse of the country if you’re flying to Beijing from the east.








The flatlands of either Tianjin or Hebei province, where agriculture competes with urbanization.







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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:40 PM   #132
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Old January 21st, 2010, 12:46 PM   #133
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New railways and highways (like this long strip of viaduct) help propel the development of the countryside.






No wonder China leads in the global manufacturing business.






Residential blocks probably purposely built for the manufacturing workforce.




Some residential buildings look like container vans from above



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Approaching Beijing…









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Freeway less traveled…






Millionaire’s enclave?





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Old January 22nd, 2010, 01:25 PM   #136
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BEIJING CAPITAL AIRPORT

Beijing Capital Airport is 32 kilometers northeast of the city center. The expressway to the airport is well-maintained.








Toll gate








Approaching Terminal 3






Departing passengers drop off area



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The new Terminal 3 which opened in time for the 2008 Beijing Olympics.










Terminal 3 has 3 buildings which are linked underground.





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Control tower






Bridge to the aerobridge?




Buses in waiting




Inside looking out






Chinese carriers with nice liveries






Across the taxiway is probably the presidential/state terminal




Terminal 2




Apparently Terminal 2 has a control tower as well, which is probably no longer used due to the new control tower of Terminal 3




Terminal 2 (foreground) and the smaller Terminal 1 behind.

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INSIDE BEIJING CAPITAL AIRPORT’S TERMINAL 3


Deserted area from the arrival gates to immigration…




Impressive ceiling




Up close




Immigration




Welcome greetings in different languages






Terminal 3 is so huge that you have to board a train to get to the baggage claim and main arrival hall



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To baggage claim








Main arrival hall





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