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... made the heart pound and he knees ache. Initially gate 22 was our goal but we're Aussies so we left the tourist area of gate 22 and entered the hiking area alone because there was only one family ahead of us. This was a good place to sit and talk and drink in the foggy mountain view. Today it is about 7000 kms long and at some places 680 ft above sea level. The famous Mao Tse Tung said, "If you come to Beijing and have not climbed the Great Wall, you are not a ...
... br> It has now been about three weeks since we arrived in Beijing and we are still discovering new and interesting facets of this remarkable city. As Sonia said to me the other night, I feel as though we are still barely scratching the surface.
On Monday we decided to throw caution to the wind and check out the Wangfujing area of Beijing. A co-worker of mine had mentioned that he stumbled upon ...
... The buildings resemble all those Buddhist temples we've visited so far, one after another with huge courtyards in between each one. They all had interesting names, like Palace of Heavenly Purity and Hall of Supreme Harmony.
We had a rest stop in the courtyard of the royal concubines, and got a lot of information about their hierarchy and customs. It must have been good to be the emperor.
As we left ...
... downhill. It is very crowded. There are other, less congested, sections that can be visited.
The Great Wall was built over a period of 2,000 years beginning as early as the 8th century BC. It spans nearly 4,000 miles. It is quite impressive.
... the British price tags still on show, each book was priced at £2.50. In comparison, the RMB price was at 32! Even better was the box set of 34 priced at 1085 RMB (that's over £100). Now if you do the math with each book at 32 RMB, you only save 3 RMB by buying the box set! Luckily my parents will be bringing over a box set of the Mr. Men books more appropriately priced at £40ish. After spending about an hour ...