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... Opera plays and a few hundred kinds of operas in addition to Beijing Opera. Unless you haven a basic understanding of Beijing Opera, you may not understand what is happening. The language spoken is Classical Chinese and most Chinese cannot understand what is spoken. It is definitely a must see. Please see the videos and photos. We are going to Hanban's Headquarters tomorrow, then to the Summer Palace. 祝好！zhuhao ...
... This is a massive zoo. A little disappointing when comparing to Australia's amazing zoo. It did have Giant Pandas!!! So cute!!! Also had a snubbed nose monkey that did not like me and jumped into the glass trying to get to me- THANK GOODNESS FOR GLASS!!! I may have yelled a few swear words ha ha ha After the zoo we went to the hotel to refresh before meeting out ...
... out to be more than 3 hours, and no more money, we were very
pleased we'd made that decision, as Lei was very knowledgeable, and although he
gave us a very speedy tour of a place that you could spend 3 days exploring, we
probably saw much more than we ever would have on our own.
start, the "Forbidden City", which got that name because no-one apart
from the emperors and their servants were allowed to enter, is over 70 ...
... We have had some great dumplings and steamed buns in Beijing, but these were a cut above. As the portions were small (obviously!), we tried a lot of food. I can remember having: Steamed buns stuffed with roast pork, Pork dumplings, Chicken and scallop dumplings in broth, Spicy noodles, Pork Chao Mai with Crab Roe, Lotus Leaf sticky rice with chicken and prawns, Steamed flour rolls stuffed with pork and vegetables, Hong Kong ...
... far from their home. It's easy to have a romantic view of these things, if you don't have to live in them!
It is also a problem that the Chinese Government is having to face. Young people are leaving the rural areas in their droves and heading for the cities, where better paid work and amenities are available. The government is offering farmers extra money to continue working the land even while providing them ...