Grand Metropark Yuantong Hotel
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... and domestic. And vendors selling hats and assorted other souvenirs. There were also numerous photographers anxious to take photos of groups or individuals for an outrageous price.
The police and army presence was also great. I guess they were on the lookout for anyone trying to mount a political demonstration or otherwise protest something. I stayed on my best behavior.
In the center of the square were two massive ...
... was a sign which indicated that we had reached the limit, but we saw a few people at a further tower, so we, too, decided to cross through and see the next one. That part of the wall was crumbling and filled with overgrown plants, which was probably the reason why they wanted you to stop, but it was actually my favourite part. We stood atop of the next tower, everything around us was breaking down, or had already disintegrated and it was sort of magical. Steve ...
... outstanding - and so cheap - although we didn't have to pay. We had bok choy, chinese cabbage in a soy sauce, Kampot chicken, some kind of beef and black bean, tomato with egg and jasmine rice. So so scrumptious.
After lunch we went to the Temple of Heaven - lots of seniors around in the way in and out - playing cards and mahjong, practicing tai chi, or playing the pan flute. The sights and sound will be with me forever. The colours at the ...
... structure of the roof. They are colorful and most of them are legends that many children are told by their parents like the story of the monkey king. Inside the rooms of the Emperor and his wives you can see lots of luxury, with vases of porcelain, lacquered furniture and jade sculptures. The seats are silk embroidered in bright colors and the story goes that the wives that accompany the ...
... little guard who does open the gate for me, so all is cool.
Ok, so we are now on our bikes and ready to roll. However, before we can get onto the campus we must first ride across this big crossing where cars come at you from every angle. This morning there were so many bike riders, scooters, and cars that I decided to walk my bike across. Oh did I tell you? I was also trying to hold up my pants at the same time, they are too big and I don't ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center