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My 3 Days Tour in Beijing, Full of Enjoyment

My trip to Beijing last week has been as amazing as it could be. I really had a great time over those days in the city and had fun as well. There seemed to be so many fun things to fill my agenda everyday in Beijing. Visited a whole bunch of historic sights with my guide Liu.

Forbidden City
First day, visited the Tiananmen Square. Then we headed to the Forbidden City by walking through the square. The palace is really huge and looked like a maze of palace, enclosed wall and courtyard. I felt dizzy while walking around the palace. I would have been lost without Liu by my side. She also filled me in with the history of the palace, which made my visit more fun and enjoyable. I also visited a few halls to see plenty treasure exhibits - all very marvelous. Really had a god time and an eye-opening trip to the palace. After lunch, we moved on to visit the Temple of Heaven. Also my favorite historic site that day. In the evening, Liu took me to watch the acrobatic show. The performance lasted for over an hour and was really spectacular. I really enjoyed the show and had a wonderful time in the theater.

Next day, we got outside the city proper and visited the Ming Tombs first. It was a massive tomb area where many Ming emperors and empresses were buried. To be honest, there is nothing special about the tombs down there. After lunch, we moved on to see the Great Wall at Badaling. I got to say, the wall is way better than the tomb. And I really enjoyed an incredible trek on the wall and did some sightseeing too. I totally enjoyed myself taking in the sight and walking the wall over there. It was fun and I just loved the fresh air and countryside with greenery all over the area.

Summer Palace
My last day was spent visiting narrow lanes in Beijing and the world famous Summer Palace. It was really fun to see the lovely lanes on a rickshaw ride. Definitely a whole new experience for me in Beijing. The Summer Palace is amazing too with spectacular sights all over the park. Had fun in the park too. Did not like the crowd though.

It was a great trip I did to Beijing and worth it all!

Cloudy Weather but Totally Happy Holiday

Last week, under the suggestion of my friends, we had a happy holiday in Beijing. Studying in Beijing for three years, this is my first time having such a terrific tour. We all liked the tour guide - Lily very much.

Mutianyu Great Wall
First, we climbed the Mutianyu Great Wall. If you say Badaling Great Wall is the most famous and best preserved, Mutianyu Great Wall is more charming in my opinion. It is very suitable for climbing. Upon arrived at the foot of the Great Wall, I was impressed by the tranquil environment nearside. Weather on the day is cloudy which make this environment more mysterious. Standing for a while, all my nerves are inspired by the luxuriant green trees. After doing everything preparation, we started to climb to the top point.

Perhaps because of the cloudy weather, the ground seemed to be watered by rain. Tourists are less and we just enjoyed the leisure hiking journey. After passing through the beginning steps, we come to the watchtower buildings. Standing here, the mysterious ancient building seized all our minds from modern days to the ancient times. The bricks, building designs, watchtowers and the gates all are matched to Chinese ancient war times. It is very easy to understand the windows built on the wall. I really did not know how the ancient labors carry the large scale brick on such high altitude under the poor condition. I imagined even though the weather is rainy, I like it very much, because it is natural without any decoration. Sitting on the ground, leaning on the wall, fully relaxed. We drank up the water and ate all the snacks we brought. There are many rubbish boxes in the wall in case of the littering anywhere. About one hour climbing, we arrived at the top. This time, we shouted, echoing sent and back. It seemed to be that only we three existed in the mountain but nothing. This kind of feeling is really unforgettable in my lifetime.

Summer Palace
After the Great Wall climbing, we came to the Summer Palace. The beauty and charming view have been mixed into the cloudy weather. It is just like a fairy summer resort housing breathtaking sceneries, delicate pavilions and large sale water areas. We stepped on the Tower of Buddhist Incense and have a pray. The design is really my favorite point. Ancient people are very smarter with each corner designed perfect.

Although it is cloudy, it has typical advantage to make everything more charming!

Just Gone Back to Ancient China

Climbing the Great Wall is always my dream these years. My father and grandfather all liked Chinese culture very much. Just on business in Beijing, I booked this bus tour to challenge Badaling Great Wall. The price is cheaper than I expect.

Summer Palace
On the departure day, I prepared enough waiting for the bus. For several minutes, I saw a bus and met the tour guide. On the bus, there are tourists from different countries and soon we became friends and talked about the attractions we would travel. First destination is Summer Palace. I did not have complete idea about this attraction. Once arrived at this large scale garden, I felt its power. Truly impressive! Tour guide led us and ordered us follow her. She explained this garden was built for the Dowager Cixi for getting rid of the summer heat. It is a large scale royal palace for entertaining and recreation. How luxury it is! Large water area is called Kunming Lake. Many young couple boated on the lake leisurely. I want to do so! After that, we walked further. Each corner was designed very perfect. All the pavilions are carved with lifelike patterns.

It is always said Badaling Great Wall is the most famous and magnificent. I finally got it. It is deserved all the high fame. To be lucky that the day we adventured the section is not crowded as the tour guide said. Together with my friends, we carried our food and drinks starting the climbing journey. Hiking journey is very terrific that we saw the local sceneries and the ancient buildings. To our surprise is that the Great Wall is decorated with handrails in case of slipping over. In the beginning, we did not feel any tired. But in the latter sections, all my muscle was stiffness. Under the help of my friend, I passed through the steep steps. Standing on the wall, appreciating the sceneries far away, it is really a kind of proud feeling. Some tourists took the cable car arriving at the top. I thought climbing is more terrific.

Much thanks to the tour guide. She gave us much help on the whole visiting journey. It will be the lifetime experience staying in China!

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