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Visiting a jade factory

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Globe in pink. Look: Indonesia!
The third day. The hotel restaurant was located in the basement where we had our breakfast as included in the price. I forgot to take pictures inside and outside the hotel. We stopped for a few minutes to take pictures in front of "the bird nest". China will use it for olympic venue.
Actually, it was forbidden to stop in this highway to take pictures like this. The guide told us to stop there so we stopped. We did not have any clue that it was not allowed to do so.

The Jade factory was not in our official itinerary. It seems that every tour and travel in China like to drop us to whereever government factories lied. So, this time, the tourist guide made us stop here for a while. Though it is not scheduled officially, we have quite a great time here, looking at many diversities of handycraft made from jade. The skills were very high and I admired how careful and patient the people that do the carving. It needs months and years to finish. No wonder the prices were expensive.

Now, I have just known that jade can come into different colors. I have never recognised it before. It can have red, white, yellowish color beside green color that is more common.


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Globe in pink. Look: Indonesia!
Globe in pink. Look: Indonesia!
Raka looked like a little scarecro…
Raka looked like a little scarecr…
In the lobby hotel
In the lobby hotel
Bird nest.
Bird nest.
Not yet finished.
Not yet finished.
Beijing National stadium: birds n…
Beijing National stadium: bird's …
Raka continued his sleep in the ca…
Raka continued his sleep in the c…
This is one of the mandatory visi…
This is one of the "mandatory vis…
The carving.
The carving.
A huge showroom
A huge showroom
In China, a cabbage simbolyze good…
In China, a cabbage simbolyze goo…
White jade.
White jade.
Chrystal balls? No, jade balls...
Chrystal balls? No, jade balls...
They carved it deep through the ba…
They carved it deep through the b…
The two buildings on the left and …
The two buildings on the left and…
Jade globes.
Jade globes.
Foot and body massage tool. If you…
Foot and body massage tool. If yo…
The stamp holders. The guy behind …
The stamp holders. The guy behind…
Massive carved stone.
Massive carved stone.
the labour smoothening a statue.
the labour smoothening a statue.
A war coat.
A war coat.
This was made by 2 people. Took 3 …
This was made by 2 people. Took 3…
It had 2 sides of carvings.
It had 2 sides of carvings.
Another jade pond with golden fish…
Another jade pond with golden fis…
Map of China where each jade type …
Map of China where each jade type…
Arrived at Ming Tomb.
Arrived at Ming Tomb.
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