Somerset Zhongguancun Beijing
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... sides, opening to the south and protecting the dead from evil spirits carried on the north wind. Thirteen emperors, seven concubines, and one eunuch are buried here. The site is more than 80 square kilometers and is about 50 kilometers from the center of Beijing, but is still within the Beijing city limits.
We walked the elegant Sacred Way that leads to the tombs. Beginning with a grand marble gateway that is more than 400 hundred years old, the long avenue is lined with ...
... to build Longevity Hill. Longevity Hill is the focal point of the Summer Palace. We enjoyed the lovely stroll around Lake Kunming. There were many ornate bridges to cross over and lotus flowers to view. Many locals were also enjoying the park. We enjoyed seeing the different types of hats people wore. We found it interesting to see young women wearing ankle socks with pretty little sandals! We returned on the ...
... to pose for photos. There is markedly less hassle from vendors and none at all from taxi drivers; I am, however, really looking forward to being in a country where I don't have to haggle any more.
Despite the ever-pervasive smog, the city is beautiful. We spent hours walking round historic hutongs (traditional alleys and courtyards) and admiring Confucian and Buddhist temples, at least from the outside. The Forbidden City is stunning, and everything in it ...
... growing all over the wall, not to mention we were surrounded by beautiful mountains and we were all alone. We eventually came to a portion of the wall where it looked like we could climb down and catch a taxi back to town, but there was another obstacle. A man had built a later to climb down and wanted us to pay him some unknown amount to pass through. After arguing with him for a few minutes the ...
... the first night we were all craving American food and found a TGIF. And just as ashamed to admit that the second night we found a Papa John's. Though for lunch one day we did visit a Chinese (not American Chinese) restaurant, and that was a wonderful experience. Oh my goodness, and I almost forgot the best part... I successfully used what I like to call a "squat pot." Yep, it's what you think...
One of my ...