Marco Polo Parkside Beijing
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... of the Forbidden City was a demonstration of Chinese skills and thought. It was built over 14 years (1407-1420) using 15,000 skilled tradesmen and some 200,000 laborers. Materials were shipped from all parts of China through the network of canals constructed over the previous 8 centuries. The heaviest objects were slid across ice lanes during winter.
The design was driven by China's 2000 year architectural tradition, expressing principles from the ...
... The first structure inside the inner court is the Palace of Heavenly Peace, the emperors' sleeping quarters. Behind it is the Palace of Union and Peace, where the imperial seals were stored. The third hall is the Hall of Terrestrial Tranquility, the emperors' wedding room. Besides the three main buildings there are the six eastern palaces and six western palaces, where the emperor used to handle everyday affairs, and which was the living quarters of the ...
... of was getting back to the hostel, freshen up and fill my tummy (spicy chcken
with veggies, a peanut sauce and rice) ... and so I did!!
Tomorrow I’ll probably go and explore the Muslim quarter of Beijing and if I
still have time i’ll check out the Temple of heaven.
After that there’s only one day
left in Beijing before I head off west to Datong... inshallah!!
... title 'animal sacrifice pavilion' which I found a little unnecessary. The intricate detail in the doors, walls and ceilings is easily taken for granted. Despite the cold its a glorious sunny day and the whole park is full of small trees so you can easily escape the world for some peace. What you can't escape is the busy 'long pavilion' where people are singing, playing cards, mahjong, bat and ball and even some sort of hacky-sac ...
... air being hydro-statically bound to my body's exuding moisture. I wandered into a temple opposite Tienanmen Square, more for want of escaping the traffic and smog and finding some shade. After paying the three yuan I discovered some comfort in the shade of some 600-1000 year old cypress trees, planted here during various dynasties' reigns. The aimlessness of my gait must have caught Gao Shan's attention. He bowed his head sideways as I walked by and with a huge bespectacled ...