Shindom Inn Beijing Taoranting
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... back in time and entered the Forbidden City (http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forbidd en_City), the residence of two dynasty's of emperors and in some cases his wife and 3000 concubines. It is a national treasure and is the largest palace in the world and China's largest collection of well preserved ancient buildings in one site. It's name derives from the fact that only the emperor and his chosen subjects were allowed to enter the palace for over 500 years. I ...
... wanted. Most people got off the boat in the morning to go up a smaller gorge in a smaller, though 100 person capacity boat. Again I am afraid we opted out. The weather was poor and the gorge is I expect beautiful but we have both been in a great many gorges in our time, one with vultures this year in Spain. We stepped ashore for an hour to inspect the very new town, the dam flooded the old one, but it was not particularly exciting. After lunch our guide gave us a ...
Our travel from Xi'an to Beijing was on China Airlines, our third Chinese airline experience. The other two, Hong Kong Air and China Eastern were very similar to a Southwest Airlines in its infancy. Amazingly enough, all the flights were under two hours yet a meal was served. I always passed on either the noodles or rice selections but Rick's reviews were fairly good. Not knowing if a meal was to be offered on ...
... believe this was the most packed tourist site of all?! We just walked through it to get to the Imperial Palace AKA Forbidden City.
Temple of Heaven
I'm in the Temple of Heaven a place where the emperors would come to worship heaven. The three tiered cake-looking temple is the centre of the large park grounds that are filled with plants and specific gardens.. the ...
... yongwan rice, autralian spicy beef. They claim they enjoyed the dinner. I hope they are not just saying that to please me. However, I longed that meal since the day we got here and it was great! It sure beats MacDonald's!
So there it is! Our day in three Ps: prayer, play, Peking duck. I hope your day was as Pleasant, Productive, and Phantastic as ours!