Travel Blogs from Beijing
... clearance and good harvests and to atone for the sins of their people in an esoteric ceremony of prayers and ritual sacrifices,” according to Lonely Planet.
Temple of Heaven Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The park “is a dignified complex of fine cult buildings set in gardens and surrounded by historic pine woods,” according to UNESCO. “In its overall layout and that of its individual buildings, it symbolizes the ...
... to where the wall was, including Rose who had powered through. Alvaro announced that the day he climbed the Great Wall would mark the day he stopped smoking. I hope this is still the case Alvaro, haha?
Building of the The Great Wall started in 220 BC but continued through ten dynasties ruled by different emperors, over 200 years. It extends almost 9,000km from Shanhaiguan in the east to Jiayuguan in the west. It's main purpose was for a defence mechanism ...
... City Across from this is Tian'namen Square - the 3rd largest city square in the world - see my pics with the massive fruit bowl that's part of it. We were going to venture to it but the walk to the other side seemed so far plus our hunger pains we're taking over http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiannamen_ square Pretty impressive cities to be fair and we did see them - kind of Lunch was more Chinese food, ...
... sausages, and a whole chicken (!). Head and feet intact, it was boiled with soy sauce, and then cryovacked. A tasty little bird. ^_^
Sunday, September 9
Today we were able to make a bit more of a go of it! We popped downstairs to double check the confirmation email for our Great Wall tour, but the internet was down! Damn! No contact with the outside world for us. >_< And no real way to be *absolutely* sure the tour was a ...
... the subway system, and led us to a bustling neighborhood in the Haidian district of north west Beijing called Wudaokou (but apparently also called "Koreatown" by the Beijing natives), where we had a sit down lunch at a nearby restaurant. Courtesy of Peking University, we were treated to dish after dish of Chinese-Chinese food.
I say "Chinese Chinese food" because since I've been here I've started to notice a distinct difference between Chinese-Chinese food and ...
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