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China |Beijing’s Summer Palace

The freezing lake immediately caught my attention. The Summer Palace or the Royal Garden is located ten kilometers to the northwest of Beijing and used to be a summer residence of Qing Dynasty emperors and is now a public park. It is an imperial garden famous for its architectural […]

China | Temple of Heaven

Upon arrival at the Temple of Heaven complex, I noticed people playing cards along the corridors. Some are having dancing exercises at the lawn while others do some sort of martial arts exhibition.  And some others are knitting. All these observations made my visit here more interesting. The […]

China | Ming Tombs

In the afternoon, we visited Ming Tombs. Ming Tombs is the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 – 1644). The mausoleums have been perfectly preserved, as well as the graveyards of each of the many emperors. Because of its long […]