Visiting China was a dream come true, crossing one off my bucket list. The Great Wall of China was really amazing, it’s not everyday na bibigyan ka ng opportunity to see this man-made wonder.
On the second day of our tour, we visited the Jade factory owned by the government. Nah, were not interested, and didn’t bought any. Next stop was the Great Wall of China. Here’s some snapshots:
And of course, the best spot to take couple photo 🙂
I really liked their weather, it’s sunny and cold at the same time. A cute pair of sunnies, jacket or a sweater will do the trick.
As told by Amy (our tour guide0), there are 8 watch towers in the area, others are still under restoration. Only 3 out of 8 towers lang ang naaykat namen. The stairs are too steep that you really need to hold the railings for support. Many tourists, especially the older ones are taking a rest each after several steps making it a bit harder to climb, medyo nakakawala ng momentum ang traffic.
This was the last tower we climbed.
We also visited the Summer Palace. This was built for the emperor’s royal family to stay during summer. The place is huge, they even have a man-made lake inside it!
And lastly, we visited the Olympic Stadium where the Olympic 2008 was held. Got to see the famous Bird’s nest and got a chance to go inside. As per Amy, the stadium was rarely used for events, it’s too expensive for locals. Sayang lang yung gastos nila in building the historical landmark, nasisira na.
Before heading out for our dinner, we dropped by a Jewelry shop inside the stadium. Be warned, we were scammed. (Please see my next post for the details of our katangahan). This was not even part of our itinerary. We insisted not to go to any of the shops since we’re not interested in buying anything. But they said we cannot pass this one so we went on.
Our supposedly 3 days of day tours was compressed into 2 days, the travel agency gave us 40RMB for food refund. It was a better idea, we get to choose where to eat and explore the city on our own. We spent our day lazy in bed and shopping.
Hope this posts help you plot your itinerary when you visit Beijing.
Please feel free to drop comments/ queries 🙂