Xixi Friendship Hotel
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... We were asked to be in several random photos with Chinese people, as apparently it is good luck for them. It was a bit odd, sort of like being a celebrity, but I found it funny and we were happy to do it. The Forbidden City is behind the Square, and is very large. Apparently it dates back the 15th century, and has been rebuilt a couple times over several different Dynasties. It was interesting to learn about. Afterward, we went to a locals house as part of the tour to ...
... bottom of the hill we had the option of walking up, or paying 100¥ to get a cable car. As we only had 3 hours there we wanted to see the wall more, so did the cable car. We found out a couple of days later that Taylor, a guy from Texas, walked up, and still got further along the wall than us!! Mental. Anyway, the wall is pretty amazing. Can't really describe it as well as pictures can but I'll try. There was a bit of a mist covering the surrounding hills that made ...
... In addition we asked for a map (RMB 10) which turned out to be completely useless but it did contain some basic information about the particular sights standing within the complex.
Thus, we found out that the Summer Palace covered an area of over 290 hectares and became popular for the nice scenery thanks to the following features:
- West Hill and Jade Spring Hill silhouette against the imperial garden.
- Tall ancient pins and cypresses and ...
... Ci Xi.
We liked this more than the Forbidden City as it had a huge lake as
part of the garden – there were lots of different types of boats
and we went on one for a little cruise to an island then walked back
over a picturesque bridge.We visited a silk factory where we were shown the amazing process of
producing silk, both spinning and the fascinating way they make the
wadding for quilts. One silk worm's silk can be stretched to become
one layer ...
... hostel as the roads over here are just frantic!! I think mine and Liam's hearts were beating ten to dozen and we could possibly have also been blue from holding our breath that much due to the near fatal crashes every 30 seconds!! I think we are both so very tired and overcome with the huge culture difference that we haven't really had time to enjoy the fact we are actually here!! ...