GreenTree Alliance Beijing Temple of Earth Hotel
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... I saw how silk is made, from the silkworms to the cocoons to ladies stretching the cocoons to make blankets. They also had a large portrait on the wall of George W Bush in a Chinese silk robe. From there, I was taken to my hotel. It was a big, Western-style hotel (a Best Western brand). However, it was built along a tiny side street. From my hotel, I walked down the street and found a sushi restaurant for dinner. I did the chef’s choice, and wow. I always thought I liked ...
... universe and this was how the city was built, based on these principles. For example water, wood, earth, fire, and metal all had to be evenly balanced throughout the palace to achieve harmony, which is kind of neat because everything in the palace had a purpose. Some dignitary was visiting when we arrived so some parts of the city were blocked off, which stunk but we still got to see most of the most massive and elaborate house I have ever seen. My favorite spots though ...
... accommodation, but Mark (the guy who runs the apart-hotel where we were staying) wasn't available until the evening to see us about getting the form. Since we couldn't handle the Visa situation that day and had already spent most of the day in the apartment trying to figure everything out we made our way back to the hutongs and grabbed some lunch/dinner at a western themed vegan restaurant. On the way to the restaurant we encountered a ...
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The boys and I only have one expectation of China: visiting the Great Wall. Other attractions are on our to-do list but the wall is the most anticipated. Feel free to submit any suggestions that are safe and child-friendly.
We are at the start of our travels and we have already experienced so much; I can't start to even imagine what our other destinations hold for us.
... us there, of course. But we were well used to the Chinese crowds by now so we weren't too worried. We came to the entrance of The Forbidden City which is on the North side of the road from Tiananmen Sqaure and crossed over the 50 metre-wide moat via one of the many bridges, then through Tiananmen Gate (this is where the square takes it's name from). We weren't quite sure when we were actually in the Forbidden city, as we walked across two huge large squares and under ...