TianBao Holiday Hotel
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We met Claire, our Chinese guide, at 8am to catch the bus to the Summer Palace. It was only a short bus ride away and cost ¥1 (10p) For a journey anywhere. The Summer Palace visit was especially interesting for me as it's something I've read a great deal about. It would be a fantastic place to bring my Chinese history students. Once inside it was easy to see why ...
... restaurant from the guide book that specialised in the local dumplings. Beijing is what it is, a New York or a Paris or a London in many ways, but here was our maiden voyage through one of that myriad of Chinese cities, the type whose name is entirely new, but where the population surpasses our second city's on the Lagan (yes I'm reinvoking Article Two).
For an array of new images, it was an enriching excursion. Morning fireworks had alerted us to the ...
... Puning I) which contained the largest wooden statue of a Buddha in the world. It certainly was impressive. The atmosphere was slightly spoiled by the swathes of souvenir stalls and opportunities to 'dress up' and have your photo taken. One day I maybe tempted - watch this space. I then spent the rest of the afternoon reading and snoozing then, following a quick trip to the supermarket, my evening meal was a cake. I didn't need anything ...
... and looked at a few of the hutongs (residential streets) that were very run down. We then headed to some shops located under one section of the wall. There was definitely some nice jewellery that looked authentic and had the expensive prices to go along with how they looked. There were also some of the most amazing vases I have ever seen! After visiting the market we decided to climb up on the wall. This wall was built to ...
... br> From there we took a cab (20RMB) to visit a few of the 8 outer temples of the city. Traveling along the river, the cab driver dropped me off at the mini Potula Palace (cos this temple resembled the Potula Palace in Tibet)