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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