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... since we would need it to explore Forbidden City. The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 7,800,000 sq ft. Forbidden City is an UNESCO World Heritage Site and has the ...
... the offer of going back to their lair, I mean studio, and walked on. To be fair the 3 ‘artists’ that have stopped me in the past 2 days have been the only people I’ve engaged in conversation with, so maybe they should keep coming. I was told by one of the artists that Beijing is very touristy, and that makes sense as it’s one of China’s 3 biggest cities, but I think the only tourists I’ve seen are Chinese. I stick out like a sore ...
... to get a feel how China wants to see itself. Fascinating in its own way.
Overall, I think we spent about 3 hours in the National Museum of China. Clearly, there is a lot to see and we could have spent a lot more time here. Definitely worth going to!
We had mentioned in a conversation to our guide that we wished we had included seeing locals doing their early morning exercises at a park somewhere on our Beijing itinerary. ...
Beijbling: ****** souvenir jewellery that people force on you in the capital.
Just a quicky to try and bring you up to date as we are oh so far behind!
After arriving back in Beijing we returned to the 365 inn and found ourself sharing the dorm with a cheeky chappy from Hong Kong. Quite shy, but nice enough guy. Just decides to put on very noisy coats at 5 every morning!
Anyhow, not going to bore you much this time, ...