The Hu Tong Neighborhood


Tour Day Five: Wednesday, April 25, 2001

A Visit To An Imperial Garden

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Wisteria In The Imperial Garden
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Tea Is a Reason For Ceremony



This young lady demonstrated the proper way of preparing tea.

She also sold us a small can of jasmine tea.



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The Imperial Pond Gets Some Royal Maintenance.

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Owen Poses With Cabbie

This young peddled us and another couple all afternoon. This experience was unique, and something that is not available to all tourists in Beijing. We thought it interesting to see the old neighborhood even if it was not genuinely pristine, and the government had interferred a bit in making it a bit more proper for the tourists.

The streets of Beijing were clean. They were clean everywhere we went. The Chinese are proud of their country, and serious about making a good impression on everybody.

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We'll pay a short visit the Palace Hotel next.

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Page last updated June 5, 2001.