Cloud Villa Resort Hotel
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- Swimming pool
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- Fitness/Health center
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Travel Blogs from Beijing
... factory will be on the way to the Great Wall. It is really is interesting to see how much work goes into making a pies with this technique! Tedious and arduous are two words that come to mind.
The silk factory was another treat. The life cycle of the silk worm is about 1 month. in that time the eggs get laid, hatched, the caterpillars grow about 200 times their birth weight, they spin the single strand of silk that is about 1200 meters ...
... train before our next stage.
We made a conscious effort not to try and absorb the myriad of facts, figures and historical significance of the places. We are not particularly up with the Qing and Ding dynasties, the height width and length of the Wall - that's what Google is for! We still have 9 countries / cultures to go.
What did we think of Beijing? Amazing place. ...
... is Altar of Heaven) was built during the reign of the Yongle Emperor from 1406 to 1420. The Yongle Emperor, Zhu Di, was the third emperor of the Ming Dynasty, reigning from 1402 to 1424; he named his era 'Yongle’ or the time of Perpetual Happiness. The complex of holy buildings was visited by emperors of the Ming and Qing Dynasties for annual prayer ceremonies to heaven for good harvests.
The Temple of Heaven park houses loads of beautiful ...
... where we ate today was that they actually had toilet paper in the bathrooms! WOAH! :) Score!
After a filling lunch (they really know how to feed us), we made our way to the Silk Market - apparently the place where all foreigners go to shop. The bus ride was long due to the heavy Beijing traffic but we made it to the market with about an hour and half to get some shopping done. Like I blogged earlier, shopping in China is all about bargaining ...
... vehicles to prevent the driver ripping you off. We set off in the tuk tuk and then disaster struck. After about 10 minutes we stopped and the driver indicated that the station was just at the end of the road but he couldn't go any further. We handed over the CNY 3 and at that point the driver pulled out a card that said he was disabled and demanded CNY 300 (£30) for a ten minute drive! We were shocked and didn't know what to do; we didn't even have that much cash on us and ...