China Trip – Beijing (Day 6: Summer Palace, Li Qun, Tiananmen Square)

Our first day in Beijing started as a gloomy one. This was probably the busiest leg of our trip in China as they were celebrating the start of their National Holiday. I really think that there was some cloud seeding involved with today’s sudden downpour.

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First line of business was to head to the Summer Palace. The place was packed even if the weather was such a hindrance.

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I was surprised to see the infamous giant rubber duck along the lake. Just shows how massive the grounds are. Due to the bad weather and all, we weren’t able to go around that much.

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As soon as we left for lunch, the weather quickly became dry and sunny. I told you there was cloud seeding involved before the start of their National Holiday.

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It took us an hour or so wandering around and asking how to get to Li Qun. This place was highly recommended for us to try out. They are known for their peking duck. Just follow the duck symbols and you will find it.

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Food did not disappoint! We actually ordered two ducks to satisfy our craving!

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In the afternoon, we headed to Tiananmen Square. The place was packed and there were barricades everywhere. There were specific entry and exit points for the National Holiday.

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Despite the crowd, it was a great time to just lounge around the square – cool weather and all. Too bad I didn’t notice that my camera lens fogged up until we headed back to our hotel.

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Tomorrow is another big day for us. There’s just so much to see in Beijing.

China Trip – Beijing (Day 7: Great Wall of China, Beijing Olympic Park)

– The Tourist Pao

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