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Temple of Heaven Temple of Heaven was constructed during 14th century was built by emperor Yongle of Ming Dynasty. By Chinese believes earlier earth was considered to be square and heaven was considered as circle. So that is the uniqueness of this temple where temple in center of square complex, directly connecting heaven from hearth. It was the place where Ming dynasty emperors used to pray for good harvesting. Temple of Heaven ...
... of us. We end up being a spectacle everywhere we go. Some people try to hide it and some people blatantly take photos of us. We will be standing our our teacher listening to him talk and five other people will come up and join our group. I was getting so frustrated when we went to the Forbidden City that I started taking photos back of the people who we're taking photos of ...
... so early and wouldn’t be able to check into the hotel, David decided to take us to Tiananmen Square. The square was not as crowded as it was in the summer of 2011, so we didn’t feel rushed. Mao’s Mausoleum was closed for the day; that is one place I still want to visit someday. It was very cold by now, so our visit was brief. David pointed out a few of the highlights of the area. We then took a group photo with the Forbidden ...
... but alas, the exterior area itself is quite... dirty. The US Embassy is next to the Israel, India, and French Embassies. Apparently security for US Embassy is far more heightened than for others, for obvious reasons. It was hard to get any clear view of the building itself from the outside, even though it takes up an entire square block (and a block in Beijing is at least two NYC blocks, in my experience).
The interior itself is quite modern looking. I won't go ...
... points blocking the way. We walked around a large section of the lake to where the main sights were, but got to a point where we couldn't really get any further due to the bottle necks. When I went before in the winter, it was really quiet - so we decided that a return visit was due another day to explore properly. The scenery was stunning, especially across the lake to the mountains as it was such a clear blue sky day, not often seen.
Finally, we got what we wanted - a ...