Gehua New Century Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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... many items of indeterminate use. Walnut shells that people roll in their hands until they are smooth and polished were in heaps, as were a 4" long seed pointed at either end with surfaces etched in intricate designs. You choose one you like and they polish it to a smooth surface to reveal the design. The seeds were quite heavy and looked like wood in the end. The market was quite bustling but you wonder how anyone makes a living.
Next we went to the Temple of ...
... plaza. They had already begun decorating the Square for their National Day of Celebration at the end of September. On the Square we could see the National Museum, monuments to the heroes of the revolution as well as the final resting place of Mao. From here we walked the 2.5 miles of The Forbidden City. My Jawbone Up recorded 18,400 steps yesterday before the battery ran out!!! The Forbidden City was home to the Chinese Emperor and ...
... fun and cool to be a part of.
After walking through the green areas, we finally got to the Temple of Heaven, which was so beautiful. The colors that ancient Chinese architecture uses is so bright and beautiful. I loved it. We got a lot of time to walk around and look at different parts of the grounds. The emperor would go through a series of places on his worship, and Wei walked us through the process. There is an area that the emperor would stand on and ...
... for photos (they even ask my permission!).
Setting foot inside the palace in times past would have you instantly killed, now every man and his bare bummed baby are allowed to enter. The architecture of the city is beautiful, different coloured ceramic roof tiles line the large pillared temples, flowers and dragons display beauty and godliness. Giant bronze statues of lions guard the entrances, carved rock stair murals ...
... and we were left to our own devices. A plate of something resembling duck was put on our table with extreme pride and when I asked what it was I was informed with a massive grin that it was the ducks heart! Lucky us lol. We ate our way through the whole duck and all of its crispy delicious juicyness. I was so full afterwards and we somehow rolled on back to our hotel (stopping off at Haagenndas to share a sundae on the way home!!) Thank you Beijing - you have made me fall in love with ...