Category Archives: China

Three temples in one day

The third temple we visited that day was Ditan (“Temple of Earth“) Park which is home to the Temple of Earth, one of the four “cosmological” temples of Beijing that each occupy one of the four compass directions: Temple of the

Three temples in one day

The third temple we visited that day was Ditan (“Temple of Earth“) Park which is home to the Temple of Earth, one of the four “cosmological” temples of Beijing that each occupy one of the four compass directions: Temple of the

Another temple – Confucian this time

We came out of the Lama Temple and had a better look at the road the entrance was in. There we saw a tablet explaining that this was the Beijing Imperial Academy road and we saw the Temple of Confucius

Another temple – Confucian this time

We came out of the Lama Temple and had a better look at the road the entrance was in. There we saw a tablet explaining that this was the Beijing Imperial Academy road and we saw the Temple of Confucius

Around the Lama Temple

Yonghe Gate, originally the main entrance to it is now called Devaraja Hall (Hall of the Heavenly Kings), as there are the statues of four very powerful Heavenly Kings located on both sides of the inner palace walls. Located in

Around the Lama Temple

Yonghe Gate, originally the main entrance to it is now called Devaraja Hall (Hall of the Heavenly Kings), as there are the statues of four very powerful Heavenly Kings located on both sides of the inner palace walls. Located in

Entering the Lama Temple

After the conference, we set off by metro to the Lama Temple (Yonghe Lamasery). We had been there on our previous visit but decided to go again, as we did not remember it that well. We went by metro again,

Entering the Lama Temple

After the conference, we set off by metro to the Lama Temple (Yonghe Lamasery). We had been there on our previous visit but decided to go again, as we did not remember it that well. We went by metro again,

Picture of the hat!

I spent the long Easter weekend at my parents’ and asked my mother about the hat from the last post.  She pointed at the wall and said: “It’s the one that says Beijing on it.”   Updated to add:  the

Picture of the hat!

I spent the long Easter weekend at my parents’ and asked my mother about the hat from the last post.  She pointed at the wall and said: “It’s the one that says Beijing on it.”   Updated to add:  the

The hat from Houtong

The next day I decided to go shopping, we had agreed that seeing that it was wet and misty going on a tour to the wall was not really a very good idea. I took the metro into the centre of Beijing

The hat from Houtong

The next day I decided to go shopping, we had agreed that seeing that it was wet and misty going on a tour to the wall was not really a very good idea. I took the metro into the centre of Beijing

Olympic craft display

The following day we walked over to the Olympic park.  After admiring the Bird’s Nest from the outside we arrived at a wide paved area which leads up between the various different venues.  The other side of it is what is known

Olympic craft display

The following day we walked over to the Olympic park.  After admiring the Bird’s Nest from the outside we arrived at a wide paved area which leads up between the various different venues.  The other side of it is what is known