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... which in symbols is "弓长白忠ั 5;站" - so we would therefore look for:
A snake, letter 'K', a Ladder, a Robot reading a book, a Robot sat down at a table eating a fish and Robin Hood with a machine gun.
Today we woke up at 6.45 for our guided tour to the Great Wall of China. We had booked to visit the Mutianyu area of the wall which is less touristy and a more challenging climb than the popular, Badaling section of the Great Wall. At 7.20 our guide met us at our hostel, charged us an additional £5 than we had expected to pay, and took us to the mini bus that would seat the 10 people participating in the tour. The next hour and a half was spent driving ...
... was Tiananmen Square - saw the Chinese Congress, Chairman Mao's mausoleum and the first of the gates we'd walk through on our way to the Forbidden City.
The Forbidden City was mind blowing - I had no idea it covered such a huge area and the idea of an entire community living solely within these walls was fascinating. While there we bumped into Peter and Nan - a couple we'd chatted to on the ship for a while one day while having coffee. They are ...
... fu show but not enough time :(
we slept in a little later and had a small breakfast @a cafe along the water before hitti ng up the old and new summer palace. The old summer palace was OLD and full of ruins but the new summer palace was beautifully put together. We were starving this day and our feet hurt the most! Probably because it was the hottest day. we ate homestyle cooking in the summer palace along the water and bargained our way out of the ...
... on both sides rapidly began to fill in with stores selling incense and offerings. Passing beneath the huge gate, we wove our way through the tour busses and taxis, and bought our tickets to the temple.
The Lama Temple complex is the biggest Buddhist temple in Beijing, and is also the biggest Tibetan Lamasery outside Tibet. It was the residence of a count in the 1700s, and was turned into a monastery when he became emperor Yongzheng.
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