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... are not really what I was expecting- a little underwhelming to be honest. But here is what I learned about the Ming Tombs
Some Facts About Ming Tomb
- There are 13 Ming tombs but only one is open.
- Zhu Di was the 3rd emperor but the first in Beijing because Nanjing used to be the capital for the Ming Dynasties.
- Emperors would think they were just ...
... Finally back on the subway, with our feet aching, we dozed throughout the 40 minute subway journey to Pearl Market near our hostel. When we got off the subway, we couldn't see any signs for Pearl Market (and didn't have a map as our hostel assured us we'd be able to navigate Beijing without one), so settled for a Chinese fast food version of a chicken Katsu curry for late lunch - no chopsticks needed. Wandering around aimlessly, unable to find anyone that spoke English and ...
... 8220;unusual” yet to report on the cuisine side…). Then we head to the Forbidden City, for a great two hour walking tour. It is a government facility of amazing size and scale, first opened in 1421 AD and home to 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties, which stretched through 1644. From 1644 through 1911, the emperors of the Manchurian dynasty also used this complex as their headquarters. We just read a biography of Empress ...
... at a poorly maintained gas station. The gas station smell is purer. Because of the pollution, it was dark fairly early around 6:30pm. I am interested to see tomorrow if there will be any sun at all. It seems that my sunny Florida days are behind me now!
Thankfully, I did not travel alone. Angie and Avery, two of my friends from Fordham, were on the same flight as me, which made arriving more bearable. We got separated when ...
... So anything could I say to this place beside amazing?
not only great wall, I also saw the great architecture of the CCTV building on that day. It was terrific.
August 24rd 2012
I was exhausted. I just laid back in the friend's place until 11 o'clock. After that, I walk very slow in the city and track evey step I've made the day before. It's the goodbye day to Beijing and ready to hit the city of Shanghai in about 20 hours.