Monday, February 22, 2010

Beijing (8) Summer Palace

Beijing (1) The idea to go

Beijing (2) Leaving Korea
Beijing (3) Arriving in Beijing
Beijing (4) Welcome on the bus 
Beijing (5) Lunch on Saturday PM
Beijing (6) Forbidden City is Closed
Beijing (7) Cute Pandas

 

When we walk into the Summer Palace, Jenifer explains to us that these mythical lion/dragon figures always guard Chinese homes and palaces. There are always two - one is a male and one is a female. How do you distinguish the two?
The male is on the left and has a ball under its right paw.
 
 
The female is on the right hand side and has a baby under its left paw.
How can we remember which is male/female?
Jenifer says: The female is always "right" :-)

 


 

We were told that this is the longest corridor in the world. It is a covered walkway along Lake Kunming and runs for about 2400 feet before reaching the famous marble boat. I was very happy to get this shot with no tourists!


  

  
The famous marble boat





 






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