Zhongyou Hotel (Liupukang)
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This morning was an earlier start than I've had so far on this trip.... but I've been pretty spoiled in that sense, so I'm happy.
Pia came over after I had had a shower, and dropped off some things that I had left accidentally in the room before. One was a present Vesliana had given me...oops! I gave Pia her onesie and necklace, and she loved it!
Pia also gave me a card she wanted me to read later. I did read it on the plane, ...
... entrance into the changing rooms had mermaids painted on the walls, and the floors were made to look like water. The hot springs themselves were shallow indoor pools. The walls were all made to fit in with the mermaid theme. For so late at night, they were still so busy. It was so pleasant relaxing in the warm water, chatting and lazing around in the pool.
The next morning, we had a welcome sleep in before some lunch at the hotel. We then went to ...
... around 57000 people each day, and it felt like it reached half capacity by the end of our stay. Definitely not the peaceful retreat the Emperor originally had in mind. From here a little bus sighting seeing is in order, and we cruise down to the Olympic park and viewing the water cube and the birds nest stadium. Now when I say cruise, I mean watching and feeling our driver fight the traffic. I thought Shanghai was bad! ...
... of the museum. We decided to start from the bottom and work our way up... we never got past the first level... The level we went to was call "Ancient China" area. We saw many interesting items. The were from all time periods of China. IT was really interesting to see all the ancient relics. Some of my favorite things I saw were: a royal empresses headdress, little guardian figures, and the "jade ...
The following day consisted of a peaceful stroll at the Summer Palace, the retreat of the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Again, we had expected just a building, but upon arrival found a giant complex more like a huge park, complete with a lake in the middle. We wandered through the crowds to the other side of the lake, finding solitude in the empty paths that wound through vibrant flowers and weeping willow trees.
The Olympic Stadium