China Day 3: The Great Wall and Peking Duck

Day 3 begins with a tour of Beijing Banner Jadeware City, a workshop where artisans make jade carvings.  Like all of these tours they end with shopping for the pieces you’ve been admiring for the past couple of hours.  I dutifully make a purchase.

Beijing Banner Jadeware City
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After the bus driver shoehorns our 50′ bus into a 49′ parking space we arrive at the Juyongguan section of The Great Wall.  This is the “easy” side of the climb – which we did climb – and it was not easy …

The Great Wall at Juyongguan
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Michael, Mickey, Donna, Shannon, and Peter at the Great Wall at Juyongguan
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Next we visit Cloisonne Enamel for lunch, another artisan tour, and more shopping.  No purchases for me this time.  I’m not sure how I would carry this home …

Cloisonne Enamel
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After visiting the Ming Tomb, Donna and Mickey walk the Sacred Way …

Sacred Way
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We end the day with the acrobatic show at the Beijing Theatre and then the Peking Duck Dinner at Beijing Bianyifang Roust Duck Group …

Peking Duck Dinner at Beijing Bianyifang Roust Duck Group
Ricoh GR DIGITAL 2 • 5.9mm • ISO-100 • 1/6sec at f/2.4

Tomorrow is our last day in Beijing.

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