Travels in China – Day 5

Tuesday 6th September – Beijing.

Today was the day we were to see one of the wonders of the world, The Great Wall of China.  But first we visited a silk factory where we bought some silk garments.

Silk Making machine with silkworm cocoons

Silk Garments

Foolishly we took the steepest way along the Great Wall but the view was magnificent.

The wall is truly a wonder but contrary to popular belief it can not be seen from space.  However, I gave a cheery wave in case this information was untrue and any aliens were watching.  Our promenade was followed by lunch in a nearby coffee house, then we returned to Beijing and went for a leisurely rickshaw ride through part of the old city.

Finally I learnt to haggle in the nearby clothing market and bought two polo shirts and a tee-shirt to commemorate my conquering of the Great Wall.  Tomorrow we fly home to England our holiday wishes fulfilled.

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