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... are buried there somewhere, but you don't visit their tombs. There is a broad walkway through the park that is lined by huge marble statues of emperors, animals and mythical creatures. It was very pretty there with lots of weeping willows and piped in music. At the end is a gigantic jade turtle with a huge stele coming out of his back with the story of how the site for the emperor's burial was chosen. It is said that if you rub his tail and nose you ...
... construction project where they were building six high towers - all at the same stage of construction. Very little distance between large buildings. Saw one set of 4 office towers that were so close together, people in one office could have stuck their hands out the window and shaken hands with the people in the next building - you might have had an office with a window but there wouldn't be any natural light coming in!
... this week and Sebastien from Chile who is staying at the same hostel as me in Beijing. A very small world when you consider how many hostels and hotels there must be in a city like Beijing! Beijing is vast, with a population in excess of 20 million! So at least I had a travel buddy once we got off the train to work our way to the hostel together thanks to the help of Pete's mate who lives in Beijing and popinted us in the right direction for the subway to get here.
... White Dagoba, we wondered into a cave which had a lot of these creepy looking figurines of emperors and warriors. Once we were done and back down the hill, we walked the Botanical Gardens which still had some flowers even though it was very cold. It wasn't long when we left Bei Hai Park and walked over to Jing Shan Park. The park is built atop a mad made hill. Each hill has several peaks each having their own shrine on top. So, ...
... the conservative English background I looked for a cubicle or less public changing area and there was none to be found, so took residence in the loo! At the poolside we got asked for a deep swimmers card (this allowed you to swim in the real pool that was 2m deep) which we did not have so we had to stay in the shallow end with the beginners. When we stepped in the pool it came up to my waist and basically Geoff's knees! We felt a bit silly and to top it all off the pool ...