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Next on our list was the Temple of Heaven!
For any of yous that don’t know the Temple of Heaven is the largest existing sacrificial buildings in China and was built in 1420 for the Emperors to worship the heaven.
Our adopted Chinese tour guide, Becky, convinced us to go there instead of the Forbidden City. The day started out with a trip to Wu-Mart with a random Chinese man deciding that since we are western, we need to ...
... 13th. I'd planned to use my work computer to print off my Beijing travel guide and some confirmation emails at lunchtime - except that the computer system wasn't working. In half a year in this job, this was the only day everything was down (due to construction work next door), and the one day I most needed it all to work. We needed to upload some files to ASIC before Monday, now I feel sorry for the other staff as they'll have to work over the weekend, while ...
... after that we prayed. Somehow it all works.
Age 70 driver's license is gone. Besides our guide, we had a driver. He would let us off and when it was time for a pickup, the Guide would call on his/her cell phone and the driver would magically appear. A couple of times when he was parked nearby we would find him sleeping, I can understand why! For the most part, they were very good ...
... tomb area with the most emperors buried.
Every year millions of tourists come to the site to appreciate its long
history and palatial architecture.
In the scenic area, each
mausoleum has its own independent unit. The layout and arrangement of
all the thirteen mausoleums are very similar, but they vary in size as
well as in the complexity of their structures. Each of the ...
... we visited the Temple of Heaven built between 1406 and 1420 by the same Emperor who built the Forbidden City. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After dinner we headed to the train station to board our sleeper train for Xi'an. There were no single accommodations on the train and I shared the compartment with a fellow traveller. The other two single women were not so lucky, they were ...