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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... and restricted. I also have no knowledge of the study of acupuncture, and I did not understand why needles were inserted in my shins to cure my cold. I did not understand how it was used to help manage internal diseases, and not just physical pain.
My bed was positioned next to a vent, and I could hear very clearly the doctors and patients talking in the room below us.
After all the needles were removed, ...
... as you explore the huge
compound and the various rooms in the palace complex. Your tour also
includes the interesting horologe room.
This afternoon, we will explore the Hutong (traditional neighborhood) by
bike. We ...
... for a night cap. There was hardly a soul about in the Hotel. Peter asked reception where the 'bar' was. I think it was lost in translation as the bell boy escorted us to the 3rd floor.....to the 'Spa!' He knocked on various doors as there was clearly someone there, whilst we tried to tell him we wanted the 'bar'. I turned around to see a scantily clad young 'lady' totter round the corner into the spa in high heels and fishnets!! We retreated to our room sfor a nightcap ...
... string instruments. They burn incense. They sacrificed animals. The academy had about 200 students at any time. It was rigorous. They were often taught by the emperor himself (who more often than not, was an idiot).
Next: We're pooped. We're tired and want to head home. We skip the bell tower and drum tower (the ancient way commoners were made aware of the time) and the historical example of a courtyard untouched.
... temple complexes in China and a pardigm of Chinese architectural balance and symbolism. Time permits, you take a phot stop at the "Bird Nest" and visit the exterior portion of this huge complex - the main stadium of 2008 Beijing Olympics. In the afternoon, you tour the idyllic Summer Palace. Weather permitting you can take a Dragon boat ride across the picturesque Kunming Lake.
Later transfer to the aiport for a flight to ...