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Every Friday there are English lectures, so I went to see Charles talk about the history of English. He finished his talk early, and if I took the bus to the train station, I'd be bored, so I just walked. I had a peppy podcast episode of Podrunner, designed for speed walking. That meant I shaved off about 30 minutes from my usual 1.5 ...
... is where the royals escape the unbearable summer heat for up to 6 months at a time. Rather than a palace it is more a collection of pavilions and temples surrounding the enormous Kunming Lake. Unfortunately we couldn't do the boat trip as it was too windy. 100,000 labourers completed the gardens and dug the lake. The scale of the Palace is unbelievable. Peking Duck banquet this evening and another huge meal at the Five Dragon Pavilion for a snack ...
... amazing in scale (961 x 753 metres) and in the number of (Chinese) people visiting. Not so much forbidden as forbidding, there are huge spaces devoid of trees at the front on account of feng shui, although things are a bit more intimate and green at the back. Here we search unsuccessfully for the Hall of Clocks and view the bridal chamber of the Last Emperor Puyin. We have plenty of time to look at the latter as two of our number misremember instructions and ...
... all over the City and I'm sure if one was to really study it, even the stones in the ground had special meanings JK. Except the stone floors went down about 15 feet to discourage assassins from tunneling into the city.
Umm...I think that's all I have to say about Beijing. It was nice but it was definitely a tourist stop and I was only there about 2 days so I'll go back ...
Lama Temple build 1692. Biggest lama temple in China. The tiles on roof are blue and pretty! One large statue is made from a large tree. Once statue was made then they made the temple. Religious in china is Buddhism then Christianity. Burning insists with Buddha and food mean good luck. Lama is a monk they wear red color. Master is when theymarry. ...