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City Tour part 1: Forbidden city, Temple of Heaven, a pearl factory

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This was the beginning picture of the second day. We were in front of the north gate of forbidden city.
After a good sleep last night, we started the first city tour in Beijing. I forgot to records our arrival in the hotel because it was late and we were all tired and just wanted to go to bed and sleep.

Beijing was in the changing season from winter to spring. It was 6 degree Celcius and misty.

Our guide was totally a catastrophe. He barely spoke English, his pronounciation was terrible and he did not explain much. I was very dissapointed with him that I decided to find all information by myself. We just took picture each time we passed a new building that we did not know what the use and what the history of that building. I did not make a research before coming to Beijing because I count on the tour guide to explain. Since our tour guide is hopeless, we purely lost in space in this huge area.

Forbidden city is unbelievably huge. If you are not fancy with walking, even more if you are not interested with history that attached to this tourism object, just stop the idea of going through this site. Walk out as soon as possible to the nearest gate.

The worst thing of this experience was we did not know what the use of each of those buildings and rooms. Of course, there were some explanation written in English on each section but we did not have much time to read all of them and too many to see and to go through.


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North Gate
North Gate
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There was an imperial garden with…
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The flower inside the imperial ga…
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One more problem: the whole area …
Another gate, another building.
Another gate, another building.
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The rooms in forbidden city were …
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All the fence were made from whit…
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The buildings were so many and sc…
A souvenir shop inside the palace.
A souvenir shop inside the palace.
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This compound, 961 m long from no…
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The door was so large and incredi…
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So many tourists, mostly were dom…
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Raka was not interested with the …
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Finally, we come to end. South gat…
Finally, we come to end. South ga…
Mao Zedong was at the back.
Mao Zedong was at the back.
Tiananmen Square where the bloody …
Tiananmen Square where the bloody…
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In the past, it functioned to be …
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Wow..the sacred necklace glowed..…
My husband with the guide.
My husband with the guide.
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The lunch we had was delicious. O…
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This was the restaurant where we …
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In front of Temple of Heaven's ga…
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My family was soooo tired after a…
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This is the place where the emper…
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They said you can whisper and the…
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We went to a pearl shop as a "mus…
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A short show on how to harvest pe…
After the deathly surgery. Poor sh…
After the deathly surgery. Poor s…
Black, green, grey pearls...who is…
Black, green, grey pearls...who i…
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