Badaling Huafeng Hot Spring Castle
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... the grass.
Finally, back to Traders Hotel Beijing, Adam and Joseph went off with Lee who looked totally exhausted, to find the mysterious underground supermarket, shopping complex and duck restaurant. Lee had assured us it was under the hotel, but as the lifts had no buttons lower than the Ground (Floor 1) I had had my doubts. However, in a hidden corner of the ground floor there was an escalator that took you to a bustling shopping ...
... Emperor Yongle of the Ming Dynasty
As you enter the sprawling tomb area, the main hall is now an exhibition hall featuring the daily stuffs of Emperor Yongle, as well as his "crown" .
Finally at the back of the compound will be his elaborated tomb. Visitors are allowed ...
... that I had to turn back before I completed the 3.5 Km's, and I was doing so well too.
I started back towards the beginning of the path, which appeared to have grown in length. I finally reached the beginning again, and met up with a few of the other people in my tour group. We sat down for a while chatting and then decided to head down for lunch. On the way down, rather than taking the ski lift back down I opted for the toboggan ...
... considering what you’re seeing (I think initial entry fee is 20 RMB, which is about $3 Aus, and to go to the three 'VIP’ sites, it was an extra 10 RMB each, so about $1.5 Aus). We paid the extra bit, and 2 out of the 3 were worth it, but more on that later.
Must say that there is much more to see and do there than at the Forbidden City...over the course of our travels since Beijing, everyone we’ve met has felt the same. ...
... at the front. It's not long before we see the first watchtowers of the Great Wall a long way above us, though they're no more than vague outlines in the mist. Our progress towards them is pretty slow as there's a need for frequent rest stops in the oppressive conditions.
Eventually we're walking alongside the Wall (with quite a few people scampering along the top of it, just above our heads), but it's still quite a climb before we reach a place ...