Xicui Zhilv Beijing Guanganmen Hotel
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... including the enormous 25m Buddha carved from one sandalwood tree. Huge! (There is a little certificate from the Guinness Book of Records to confirm this is true!!)
We put incense in one of the braziers in front of the first temple,turned a few prayer wheels, saw the monks and generally had a good look around the temple.It is very elaborate and the decoration very grand. The largest pavilion housing the scriptures and where the monks recite their prayers, is double ...
... People would use your act of involvement as a way to scam you.
While we were sitting, other old people came to our table begging us money. The fuwuyuan (server) yelled at them to leave us alone. Then, as we were walking to the main street, the same old creepy man with the little girl approached us. We kept on walking.
We returned to campus passed midnight. I walked with Natasha to the basement lounge. Then, we decided to go with Virginia to ...
... buildings were old armament factories from the Mao-era that had recently been converted into art galleries. Tons of shops and cafes, we even got to stop by a Plastered 8 store and pick up a tee-shirt.
We leave Beijing on Thursday night, and until then have another 2 guest lecturers who I am looking forward to. Beijing has definitely been fun so far but certainly is rough around the edges, and I cannot wait to return to Shanghai in a couple ...
... price was a little pricy.
We spent our last day in Beijing at the Summer Palace and Heavenly Temple. Both are images of Beijing foreigners familiar with and we added a few more photos of our own. Heavenly Temple was where the Emperor gave thanks to Heaven and asked blessing for a good harvest for the New Year. This building was one of very few "blue" among the sea of "royal yellow" tile roofs. Summer Palace was where the last Qing Dowager Empress Cixi spent ...
... some of the sites and ended our days because we couldn't stand to be outside. 4 days was long enough in the Capital but it was great to see it again with my best friend by my side.
We came to Shanghai and were so pleasantly surprised with the upgrade to our new Hotel...It was beautiful: comfortable beds, no sewage smelling bathroom, and an amazing location and about $20 a night. It was a good find! Our first day was spent ...