Walking Tour of Beijing

Whirlwind tour!

In order:
Jiuguloudajie (Old Gulou Street)
Gulou (Drum Tower)
Dianmendajie (Peace on Earth Door Street)
Jinshan Park
Tiananmen/Gugong (Peace in Heaven Door, Old Palace, otherwise known as Forbidden City)
Tiananmen Square, with National Museum of China, Hero’s Monument or something, some other massive government building, Mao Zedong’s mausoleum
Qianmen (Front Gate)
Qianmendajie (Front Gate Street)

10.6 miles, 7 hours, including a lovely lunch of traditional Chinese food a.k.a Vegetable Fried Noodles and Egg and Tomato Fried Noodles and Tsingtao beer. Also had milk tea for snacks/breakfast! Also lots of shopping including:

Panda backpack
Light up and music playing “dreidel” is the best word for it I think
Packs of cards with top sites of Beijing printed on them
Scarves, scarves, and more scarves
Lots of tiny little embroidered gift bags
Yet another pair of gloves for Maria since it was much colder out than we thought it would be…
Porcelain container set
“Cereal” (puffed corn and rice)
“Golden Brick” (wonderful chocolate bread) and pre-sweetened/pre-creamed coffee and “chocolate” sticks

Photos to follow!

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emily | April 10th, 2010 

wow, this was all in one day!? i bet you were exhausted after. beautiful pictures, thanks for posting.

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