Dingsheng Garden Hotel
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... countryside - groves of fruit trees, market garden type plots and just generally green and treed countryside, BUT, it is so amazing, the smog just doesn't go away! At intervals there appear out of nowhere, clumps of tall high rise tenements, the farmers' houses we are told. At least the traffic was moving. We reached the Sacred Walk at the Ming Tombs. I really think there must be something ...
... gowns who each led me down a different
corridor. Eventually we arrived at a huge room, (Duck Central ?) A new dressing
gown barked “read the menu!” and slapped me over the head (accidentally I
think) with a copy of War and Peace in Mandarin. I really should’ve taken a
picture of the menu but I was concussed. Flicking, dazed through the tome I
came to the end, eventually and the last few pages of shark fin ...
... to summarise my time here so far, I'm enjoying myself no-end, I've made some great friends, I've seen some really cool things (as well as some very odd things), discovered quite possibly my favourite food of all time in jī dàn guàn bǐng, and my teachers say that I'm making really fast progress (they love to flatter ;) ), but I personally feel that I lack the fluency and also the understanding ...
... styles. Building work on the Yonghe Temple started in 1694 during the Qing Dynasty. It originally served as an official residence for court eunuchs. It was then converted into the court of the Prince Yong (Yin Zhen), a son of the Kangxi Emperor and himself the ...
... looked like skateboards. Looks like I might be staying at the top of the wall for good! Luckily the smog that had covered the city for the last 2 days had dissipated and we had perfect weather to see the wall.
Some Great Wall factoids:
- The Great Wall stretches for 6200km’s starting in Jianguan in Gansu and ending at the Bahai Sea at Shanhaigan.
· The construction began in the 1st century BC and at the time ...