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A beautiful sunny day, unseasonably warm at 29⁰C and we are off to see the Wall. The early start to beat the crowds is frustrated by the weight of traffic. We drive very slowly through the northern suburbs; the main road is again flanked by roses and the high rise apartment blocks are set among trees and greenery. Outside the city is a flat plain with canals and what appear to be vast tree nurseries, all neatly tended. Later we get to the hills, where there are holiday sites ...
Rode 4 subways, all for $.32, out to Olympic Village to see the "Bird's Cage" and rode around the complex on a tram - thank god, because it was hot, humid and BIG. Then went to Hutong, small old chinese village within the city to view how the real Chinese live. We wanted to see a home which has a inner courtyard and instead got not only the yard, but a show all in Chinese. A man twirling ...
... that Badaling pass has a very strategic importance, it was just like a key to northern gate of Beijing, without this key, the north gate of Beijing would be open to danger.
At here , those who are not physically fit, also can enjoy the Great Wall by a cable car , Besides ...
... if you want a guide (cost about 100RMB), or the audio-guides (which Pat said were ****) or if maybe there is any contempt for the lavish lifestyles of the former rulers (apparently Mao wanted to tear down the Forbidden City, but ran out of cash to do so!).
We strolled amongst the beautiful gardens, waterways, bridges, and buildings. Although it being winter and very cold that day the grounds are still nice to walk around. We (note from ...
... 3rd, 4th and 5th Ring Roads. On the edge of the built up area, we stop at a motorway services for a few minutes and then carry on to the 6th! The worst jam is at the expressway toll booths where everyone waits for ages to pay a maximum charge of 2 Yuan (20p) - they should be able to build several more new motorways with that!
Eventually we leave the motorway system for narrower roads and go through a flat fruit-growing area, leading towards the ...