A heavenly place to hang out

This is the Temple of Heaven in Beijing. As well as having a round altar building for good harvests, it is a lovely park where retirees make music, play chess and mahjong. A good place to wander about!

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Not a walk in the park – climbing the Great Wall

We climbed the Great Wall at JuYong Pass, where there is a bus park almost on the level of the wall. Watchtowers are placed at strategic intervals but getting from one to the next is a challenge. Steps at this section of Wall were built during the Ming dynasty and are steep and uneven, with shallower steps at the edges.

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As pretty as a ….Tujia people of China’s Yangtze

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20130602-083546.jpg The Tujia people are one of China’s minority groups. The Three Gorges Scenic Spot is a park that shows their heritage in an idyllic setting. It’s well worth a visit you are on a Yangtze cruise in the Yichang area as we were last month.
In September 2013 this photo was awarded ‘photo of the month’ by our local travel agent. The prize is a blown-up version on canvas. Quite a buzz!

As pretty as a ….Tujia people of China’s Yangtze

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20130602-083546.jpg The Tujia people are one of China’s minority groups. The Three Gorges Scenic Spot is a park that shows their heritage in an idyllic setting. It’s well worth a visit you are on a Yangtze cruise in the Yichang area as we were last month.
In September 2013 this photo was awarded ‘photo of the month’ by our local travel agent. The prize is a blown-up version on canvas. Quite a buzz!