terça-feira, 14 de junho de 2016

Beijing, China - Tiananmen Square and Temple of Heaven

The famous Tiananmen Square is a great way to experience the Chinese history. Many visitors come here. Some to see the Mao Zedong Mausoleum nearby or to explore the Forbidden City.

The Forbidden City was a imperial palace were the emperors ruled the country destiny for almost 500 years.

This place is built in a form of a rectangle with almost 1000 meters from north to south and 750 meters east to west so prepare to walk a lot! But it's worth it, the decoration and architecture transport us to the dynasties times.

Then we make a visit to the Beijing hutongs, the old part of the city with narrow streets or alleys. The trip is made with a cycle ricksaws, so we can dive more into this culture.

Finally we arrive to the Temple of Heaven, a complex that was used by the emperors to annually pray for a good harvest. The hypnotic blue of the temple make us stay for a little longer, as we appreciate the typical board games played by the older locals.

Special thanks to Lernidee Trains & Cruises

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