Sunday, May 27, 2012

Travelogue Beijing (part 3)

We set off early today as it was public holiday and the crowd would be much bigger.. The first destination was Tiennamen square and Forbidden city. I was really amazed at the number of local people flooding the places which we dont get to see in our country..Tiennamen square was built in memory of Tiennamnen Square massacre that happened in 1989 when the government use army tank to crackdown the Tiennamen protest. Read more on Tienanmen Square Protest

After that we walked into Forbidden City. The tourist guide warned us over and over again that the crowd would be bigger than the any other day and it's almost impossible to find us back should we got lost in our way. Yes, imagine the language barrier and all that..

The Forbidden city was an immense territory with more than 9000 rooms altogether to cater for about 1000 mistress..The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is was built in 1406-1420 and located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.We decided to tour over the first layer of the area to save on time and the rest of the place if about the same built.

It was noon by the time we reached our bus again. We then performed prayers at the Niujie mosque, the largest and oldest Museum

Our last destination before dinner was Acrobatic show. These kids were really good in their performances, i have no doubt why China managed to be to top gold medalist in gymnastic sports

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