Orange Hotel (Beijing Jinsong Bridge West)
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... Emperor, his wife and concubines, the eunuchs, and invited special guests....there are
9,999 ROOMS---that's a lot of concubines. Tian'anmen Square was huge and houses Mao's mausoleum---so LOTS of visitors. Had to have Peking Duck while in Peking/Beijing. The Great Wall was Great as Advertised.
... day due to the heat as everyone was exhausted following the early start.
We did still visit the North Wall and North Gate in the baking heat. It was getting late and I wasn't sure what to expect. However, it proved to be very interesting, amazingly well maintained. 'A Great Wall', if not 'The Great Wall'. 10m wide and 14Km long circling the old town. 78 steps up, although there was some debate between the kids on this point. You could hire bikes and Tandems ...
... to the coach station bumped into a very lost looking JT - our room mate from Moscow to UB which was a great surprise and so we all headed out together.Hit the Mutianyu section of the Wall, mainly as it has a cable car up then toboggan run back down, far larger than then Queenstown run - this looked awesome but 10mins before we wanted to set of down it got closed due to rain. Gutted!
Met up with JT early doors. Went to see ...
... steep but the views were well worth the struggle and we couldn't have asked for a better day. We spent about 3 hours walking on and around the wall before heading back to the train station and onwards to the hostel. Since the start of the trip i have had a craving for dumplings so today we headed to Mr Shis Dumplings for some traditional Chinese cuisine. This cafe honestly sold most fillings imaginable so we went for a small selection plate to try a few different ones. we then ...
... for the mosquito's!!!! We did squish a few but more just kept appearing so have no idea where they were coming from. Leigh did get a nice big bite on his bum cheek :) It's been a bit of a manic morning, due to having a rubbish sleep last nite we didn't get out of bed until 11 and had to rush to make sure we were packed and showered and out the room before 12. We got some lunch in the hostel, unfortunately I didn't realise my dinner came with glass so ...