Today was a day of wandering around Beijing, picking up a few more sights, and taking a few photos. They say it best:
The view of the hotel, and the street it is on. A nice area to explore.
Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum, where he rests embalmed inside. Also in Tiananmen Square.
Then the truly massive National Museum of China. Inside it is a huge, huge place! In the bottom of the Museum is the Ancient China exhibit.
After the Museum, here’s a final shot of Tiananmen, from the actual Gate that looks out over the Square, with a side street en route back to the hotel.
And… a final noodles and rice.
Tomorrow I’m off to Xi’an.