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We enjoyed our stay in downtown Beijing...in a hutong that was designated as protected in an attempt to preserve this aspect of Chinese cultural history. Hutongs are narrow streets that are formed by lines of siheyuan, traditional courtyard residences. We could walk to the Forbidden City & Tian'anmen Square and loved just wandering through a …
... stroll through the Sacred Way that leads to the tombs. The path, slightly curved to fool evil spirits, is lined on either side with willows and large remarkable carved stone animals and human figures which gave lots of photo opportunities.
We then had dinner, followed by the Chinese Acrobatics show. The show lasted an hour and a quarter with brief intermission. And boy did we need the break. Not because of the show - but ...
... paving slabs. It poked my head into the only food hall left in the park, a hub of activity surrounding it, still serving unidentifiable dishes including 'fried lump' and 'fried cat ear (noodle products)'. I decided that I might find something better elsewhere! The final must see site was the elaborate 'Forbidden City', the Empirors main residence in the city. We'd had a huge thunder storm, so much of the humidity had dissipated, but the heat remained. We entered the tourist site ...
Finally, after a 18 day trip around the rest of China, I finally returned to Beijing. I feel like I have a better understanding of China, its culture and how people both high and low live. Coming back to Beijing was like coming back to the familiar. I know more about its situation, what to do, who to meet and more of its character. After stopping by the hostel for showers and to store our luggage, I mailed one of my bags ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service