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... contains glass in the upper story as sky lights, which I thought was a bit unusual as not much glass is used in these old buildings.
Next we walked across the road and up through an elaborate arch to the Confucius Temple and Imperial College. This has an array of pavilions and work rooms of the old college showing the history of the old imperial examinations. Stupa were arranged in rows with the names of those who had passed the examinations and the Chinese come here to ...
... at the station and traveled to the Beihei area
where Stefan had told us there were lovely walks around the lakes with
shops and cafes around. It was another very warm day but there was a
lot of pollen like dandelion clocks blowing around from the trees which
was really irritating for your eyes and nose. It has been falling in
Beijing for a couple of days now and coupled with the pollution is not
good for health. Added to that ...
... dragged Sara around the square in the pouring rain trying to find a highly recommended locale. Since it was getting late and duck takes an hour to prepare we had to improvise and ask for suggestions on where to find a good duck restaurant. We landed over by the night market at the Beijing Hotel. Both surprisingly enjoyed it especially the duck skin with a little sugar and spice it melted in your mouth. Beer and duck was a nice way to spend our last night in ...
... a western bar mainly for people from Australia, America and the UK. The food is awesome, the atmosphere is great and the drinks kept flowing - a must go for any traveller!
There are many bars that we are keen to experience. 20 years ago there were no bars in Beijing, but today, the scene has exploded. There is a place called 'Bed' I'm keen to see, furnished with traditional Chinese beds to relax ...
... building. While in Beijing, we heard something about a great wall...? So decided to check this out...! This was the second of the four Seven New Wonders that we would see on our trip. We visited the section of the wall at Bedaling and it was amazing. We went after lunch when it was quieter and had some parts to ourselves! Seeing it snaking into the distance in either direction was incredible... worth our year long trip ...