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... was with plenty of little stalls selling souvenirs and authentic food items.
The following day was another day packed with touring. We started with Tiananmen Square, located in the heart of modern China. Although this huge courtyard does not have much to see, it was quite interesting for Suresh and I as every time we tried to take a photo we would get grabbed by other Chinese tourists who insisted on having photos taken with us. We were celebrities for the day although ...
... in Asia...guess the sun got to the Emperor. We also took a short ride across the lake (man made for the emperor) in a dragon boat. It was nice and all but I was underwhelmed. The walkway was beautiful as each small section was painted with a different scene. Tonight was an optional tour but we opted out. It was the Chinese acrobats and I have seen the touring companies plus several Cirque shows. (Checking with people later, we were glad we did not ...
... so because of my dark complexion.
Then, Jacky showed me pictures of his vacation in Shanghai. He showed me pictures he took of an art exhibition by the famous Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama. It was awesome when he told me about how Kusama used lights in a small room to create an optical allusion of the room appearing three times bigger than it actually was.
Near the end of our tutoring, Jacky asked about if I was ...
... way to the park. The entrance fee for the park was quite steep (20 RNB no student ticket) considering that I got into the Forbidden City and the Summer Palace for the same price and less, but we still paid and needless to say, like all places in Beijing, this park was very nice and completely clean due to the immense amount of staff.
Unlike other places in Beijing however, you had to pay extra to go basically in all of the houses, which was a ...
... around the top of the 600 year old structure. The view into old Xi'an and out over modern Xi'an was impressive. Since it was a cold day, there were very few people out and about. Here is a description of this remarkably engineered structure:
"...The wall now stands 12 meters (40 feet) tall, 12-14 meters (40-46 feet) wide at the top and 15-18 meters (50-60 feet) thick at the bottom. It covers 13.7 kilometers (8.5 miles) in length with a ...