We went to Beijing to see my closest friend last week.. I was really surprised to see how clean and spacious Beijing is. We were there for a week, went to Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Great Wall of China and Temple of Heaven. Actually we went through many more places than that – I just can’t remember them one by one – so what I’ll do, I’ll show you all the pictures that we took so you can see it for yourself – how wonderful Beijing is.
PS. We didn’t bring our fancy lens during this trip – which was such a shame – because there are so many beautiful landscape around China.
Went there for Dim Sum in the morning – the food was delicious – unfortunately – I don’t know where the restaurant is located – my friend took us around – so we didn’t really use our map when we travel around Beijing.
Oh.. I don’t know why – the people in Beijing are big on eating their food with chocolate sprinkles. Because I was raised to eat chocolate sprinkles with bread or cakes — I have to say that I don’t really like their chocolate sprinkles dishes. I do however love their Dim Sum range.
That big bowl is an old version of a fire extinguisher. There are hundreds of them – if not thousands placed inside the Forbidden City. The bowl is always filled with water and during winter, they lit up fire underneath the bowl to stop the water turning into ice.
Environmental message — Green chopsticks: We chose convenience over environment with disposable chopsticks making our world fragile like an egg. Let us stop using them now for there is still a glimmer of green hope.
If you want to experience Beijing’s local life – you have to go to Hutong. Hutong is so rich with culture – you need at least half a day to explore the area. Also, there are many restaurants around Hutong that you should try.
This is the Drum Tower. There is no lifts or elevators on this tower and there are around 60-70 steep steps. Went there with my mom and she was complaining all the way But trust me when I say this – the view from the top was amazing.
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