Saturday, March 29, 2014


Flowers are blossoming all over Beijing. Very beautiful even though for couple days the weather was smoggy. 

Summer Palace

Summer Palace was built for summer  vacation when the weather was hot in Forbidden City. Meanwhile, China was close to being changed into a republic. The Emperor pretended everything was fine but a majority of the country was in poverty. The longest walkway is over 870 meters long. Inside are over 10,000 paintings from four traditional stories. Stone boat cost over a million ton of silver. 

Traditional House

When people built Beijing, they built each house like a garden right outside of Forbidden City. There are not many traditional house left today. Mr. Wang is forth generation to live at this family owned house. Right next door, the house is in the process to be rebuilt. His bird can speak, like hello, how are you, good bye. Very interesting. 

Lotus Market: 什刹海酒吧街

There are few man made lakes in Beijing around forbidden city. This was rebuilt for international restaurants. You can find Starbucks, German, Russian and local traditional food. A true mix of international. 

Street Vendor

There are a lot street vendors in China. Very convenient to live there. The owners are from all over of China. 

Friday, March 28, 2014

Bird Nest and Water Bubble: Olympic Park

2008, Olympic opening was held at Bird Nest. Most Chinese famous Chinese building has deeper meaning than just its look. So, there is egg looking building to make the nest completed: China Opera House. 

Great Wall

This part of Great Wall is climbed by million people yearly. Today, the weather is very foggy so we can not see very far. This side is much easier to climb. The locks show lovers' hearts to be connected forever.