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... It was cool enough for us to stand in the courtyard of the biggest palace in the world, we didn't need to walk the two hours it would take to get through to the other side. So we made a quick exit out the side of the palace with some other families and walked around towards the entrance of the palace which is located across the street from Tianamen Square. The supposed, largest Square in the world can accommodate roughly 9 million ...
... emperors and empresses. In 1860, it was brutally burned down by the Anglo-French Forces. The garden had to be rebuilt at least twice (1866 and again 1902). In 1914, the Summer Palace was opened to the public as a private property of the Qing imperial family and was formally opened as a park in 1924. Only then the ordinary people had a chance to enter the garden.
Of course, we managed to to visit the most important parts of the Summer Palace, such as:
... they were closing early and we wandered on to another shopping
complex which we found crowded with a carnival atmosphere outside –
we think it was this shopping complex's birthday because we heard
happy birthday being played! There were lots of people in costume, a
band, fairy coaches, a marquee full of glass cases in which there
were Chinese cities made out of biscuits – but most of all, there
were crowds of people. We ventured into the ...
... around there for a while before taking our plane to Beijing... Nice short flight only 3 hours and got to catch up on much needed sleep. When we landed it was suddenly apparent how little people spoke English. So got a lift to the hotel in Beijing, twin room, was ok, nothing special tho haha definitely time for sleep now tho, very jet lagged! I'm off to a school fair tomorrow, starting work will be exciting ...
Today I am at the Great Wall of China it looks too big to do but it's not I got a Chinese sculpture of one but it's very small I climbed it but when we got to 1 kilometre and 150 steps my dad felt dizzy so we went back down it was a brilliant experience. 70% of it has been destroyed but there is still 700 million kilometres ...