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... especially the retired ones seem to sit around day and night playing cards and Chinese chess which we're told is different from our chess- the tiles look like mahjong but it definitely isn't. They're also massive on exercise; Thai Che, going on exercise equipment in parks (which I thought were for kids), running round the park and lake in their speedos, playing a game with a triple sized badminton coq that's like volley ball but they use their feet and head as well ...
... What a great experience :) The last two days in Beijing consisted of a lot of walking. We took a day to visit the Lama temple and the Summer Palace. Again, there was a theme of red buildings and blue rubes! The llama temple has an 18 m tall Buddha and it is still a working lamary today. The summer palace had a number of beautiful arched bridges and small temples with large climbs and great views. We made it halfway around the lake before ...
... country. It was however soon time to move on and begin our trip south - the best way to move around this massive country is by train, and what better way to experience train travel than on our first Chinese sleeper train to Pingyao...
Going from ...
... even with their large housing area,
did not look particularly well kept. Still, on the whole the zoo was
good (though Paignton still our favourite!) and we managed to find
what we called 'Garden of Peace'; a little area where no-one else but
a few meditators seemed to wonder. The aquarium at the south gate of
the zoo looked great with a grand entrance and water feature.
However, by the time we got there we would have only had and hour and
half to look round and ...
... ride via the
Tiananmen Square to the new egg-shape National Theatre and stop at the
entrance of the Forbidden City from where you will start a walking tour in
the imperial court. China’s imperial history unfolds ...