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To get to the Summer Palace in the Haidian District of Beijing, catch the Line 4 Metro north to Beigongmen Station (北宮門). From there it is just a stone's throw to the Summer Palace.
The price per pax is 60 RMB (adult), 30RMB for seniors.
Contrary to what I have believed, the Summer Palace wasn't built by the …
... about 4-5 km around and it was full of locals getting their morning fix. One guy was standing alone playing a saxophone looking out to the lake. There were group tango lessons, hundreds of people doing tai chi, others running, some walking, some singing. Amazing to witness. Near the island was an ornate bridge so I ran on and up the many steps to the top where the Buddhist temple was, then back, past a sea of lillys or lotus flowers and ...
... is a broadly ethnically homogenous population. The people generally look serious and getting them to smile has been one of my targets for the day. However once you make some contact they are generally pleasant and help as best they can. We had one mother try and get her young son to be photographed with us; he refused and one young girl who after I had 'liked' her flamboyant phone case ran after us to be photographed with us. She had no compunction ...
... dinner in China.
I sit now in my hotel room grinning ear to ear at the idea of going home tomorrow.
The 12.5 hour flight doesn't even seem like that bad considering I get to be home soon.
I am looking forward to the following things:
- seeing my family (kinda have to put this first)
- seeing how big my puppy is now
- Tim Hortons
- Western Food
- Driving on roads that are not insane
... to be Senior's Day. The chairlift on the way down provided for the best, unobtrusive views, as no one is jostling you for a spot of the view, and more details of the landscape are unveiled as you travel downwards.
We also visited a temple right next to the park. The temple had one room in particular filled with buddhas in a line, shoulder to shoulder, all with different facial expressions and hand positions. It ...