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Wednesday, September 08, 2004

The Great Wall

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This has been by far the coolest site that we have visited in Beijing. The Great Wall has been a dream fulfilled for me. We left the hotel at 8:00a.m. Saturday morning and traveled about an hour out of the city. When we saw the great wall in was an awesome site. I thought to myself, “This is a two thousand years old and it is still standing.”

The wall is not flat at all but very steep in a few places. It was a very great place to see. We spent around 3 hours at the wall. While at the wall we found out that Kent Breese is a great bargainer with street vendors. imageimage

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Emperor Mings underground Tomb

This tomb was cool because it was built in the 15th century and it is all underground. Our tour guide told us that when the Emperor died, he wanted everyone who helped build the tomb to be sealed in there with his coffin.

It was really cool to go underground about 50ft and walk into a large open area. There were four chambers in this tomb with very high ceilings. It was very beautiful and I am glad that we got experience this place.
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(Danny leaving Mings Tomb)

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Peking Duck:

imageYou can’t come to Beijing without trying Peking duck. The restaurant was very nice and had many appetizers before they brought us the main course, which was a fully cooked duck.
The chef cut the duck in front of us and served it to us. The duck was very good, especially when we made it into a wrap.
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Acrobatics:

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Today we got to see a Traditional Chinese Acrobatics show. The show incorporates dancing, high flying stunts, and extremely difficult acrobatics. One of the highlights of the show was seeing 12 Chinese girls stacked on one bike as they rode around the stage. It was a great show to see.
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