China Day 3
November 26, 2011 § 2 Comments
Last day of our tour, as usual free chinese breakfast. After breakfast we waited for our ride. It was so cold that I started sneezing. Allergies!!! wooo! Hate those allergies. I took my medicine for allergies and hoped it will end soon. We went to pick-up the others.
The first three tourist spots that we were going to see that day were all near. They were just few blocks away from each other. First we went to the National Center for the Performing Arts.
National Center for the Performing Arts
Tiananmen Square is a a large city square in the center of Beijing. It 440,000 m² – 880m by 500m wide. It has been the site of several important event in Chinese history.
Forbidden City was the imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty upto the end of Qing Dynasty. It served as the house of emperors, households and other official. It is divided into two, the Inner court where the emperor, empress, concubines & other households resides & was used for day-to-day affairs of state while the Outer Court where the ceremonies are held.
According to our tour guide: this pavement is made up of 15 layers of bricks
In the Imperial Garden there are a lot of Cypress Trees planted because they believe it means LONGEVITY.
Fast Fact: These cypress trees are more than a 100 years old.
After the Forbidden City, we ate lunch at a thai restaurant. The food was okay. I think thai food here in the Philippines was better. 🙂 Anyway, we went directly to the Temple of Heaven after our lunch.
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven is the place where the Emperors of each Dynasty pray for good harvest and for thanksgiving. The Emperor would fast inside and talk to God by himself. Nobody could see whatever the Emperor is doing inside. It is also said that the Emperor is the one nearest to God.
Jumpshot again! 🙂
Ohh… I forgot! In china if you go to their public restroom mostly these are the urinals.
I wont forget about this urinal, China!
After seeing the temple, we went to the Wangfujing street. I smell shopping! 🙂
Wangfujing street is one of the most famous shopping street. Wangfujing street is also home to a number of large department stores, souvenir stores, streets food stalls and other goodies. In the street food stalls you’ll see a lot of unusual food being served. They have scorpions, starfish and many more. Didn’t try those because just thinking of the starfish being barbecued is kind of gross. I just like them in the sea. 🙂
Behind us is a big department store.
Street Food Stalls
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