Trip Start Oct 07, 2012
Trip End Dec 14, 2012

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Flag of China  , Jiangsu,
Tuesday, November 6, 2012

This evening, after work, Rushi took me back to Fuzimiao - this time i got to spend time in the temple (isnt this pic o Confucius great) and look at Jiangnan Gongyuan - this is now a museum it shows how ancient Chinese governments choose officials. It was the biggest imperial civil examination school in China. The main building of Gongyuan was a three-storied Mingyuan Tower which is surrounded by 20,644 examination cells, called 'haoshe' in Chinese.  (like in the pics below)

where they sat to take examswhere they sat to take examswhere they sat to take examsme taking an exam ;)

 The area around Fuzimiao is filled with restaurant and shops of everything - from pets to clothes and food. We got one of these skewers with sugar coated fruit ( much like mini toffee apples except the fruit is not apple).  At dinner Rushi took me to a noodle bar to let me taste duck blood and noodles made from Lotus.

fruit sticks fruit stick  Noodle Bar  Noodle Bar

I went to have a look at the local tea and was given a tea demo with tea to taste.

Tea Shop  Tea Shop

i atually got a few vids uploaded today!!! enjoy!

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Elaine Q on

You've seen and done so much already, it's great! :oD

Steven on

Some good pics there Rebecca. You got plans to visit the Forbidden City in Beijing? x

jean redden on

Wow and this is all just a bus ride away, fantastic I love seeing all these things, well mostly, not so sure about the duck blood though!

rebecca_redden on

Glad you are enjoying it :) x

Jim Scriven on

Looks like you are having a great time. It looks an absolutely amazing place.

rebecca_redden on

Yes Steve i do have plans to visit the fobidden city in Bejing before i go home - if i have time anyway - am working like mad so that i can get some trips in too x

rebecca_redden on

yeah it is a great way to see the place - better than a holiday. - get to see the REAL China this way :o)

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