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... of person the building was designed for. Each building that we saw from the outside and the inside was absolutely beautiful and once again we were reminded of our experiences all over the world where after we tour the palaces it is no surprise that all of these dynasties and absolute rulers have been overthrown throughout history.
After our tour of the Forbidden City was over our time with Jessie had come to an end. As we waited outside the exit gates for the ...
... or was back when it was built). It was built for an empress and this was her pleasure ground. We jumped back on the tube to go see Qianmen area quickly. The tube just before Qianmen there was an announcement in Chinese. When we went past Qianmen without stopping we realised that was the announcement. We just decided to go back to Dongsi (the station closest to our hotel) and stock ...
... took one look at the stairs and decided it wasn't happening. Instead we opted to scale the wall around us just to avoid going up and down these stairs. By the end the majority of us were literally crawling up the last flight of stairs. These stairs on the wall were killer.
We overcame the last flight of stairs and plopped down, ready to settle in for the night. Before we went to bed we decided to do a scorpion check of the vicinity. We thought the odds that ...
... was right in the thick of it, the traffic was mental and there were masses of people everywhere, it was completely overwhelming! We dumped our backpacks in our (as Lois would describe) bricked prison cell of a room, grabbed some teriyaki chicken and crashed! We awoke the next morning with a new found optimism for Beijing and were pleasantly surprised to find that the hostel put out free breakfast...so ...
... inside of the temples, only the outside.
Summer Palace and the Pearl Market
On Tuesday morning we got up and headed to the Summer Palace. This was, in our opinion, more interesting than the Forbidden city. Although it is not steeped in as much history. The Summer Palace is, like many other attractions here, ginormous. The grounds are bordering water and has a large wall around them. There is a large hill in the middle and the ...