Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Last Day in Beijing

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On our last day in Beijing we decided to hit a famous Buddhist temples called Yonghe Gong. Owen accompanied us and once again took some spectacular photos. The temple was built from wood that was brought from Tibet and was a sanctuary for Tibetan monks who came to Beijing. It was one of the most beautiful Tibetan temples I have ever visited. Here are a few snapshots from the temple.

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This is a very large prayer wheel.

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I love this picture. This is Jeanette with a Tibetan Monk.

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They had huge statues of different buddhas carved from wood.

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After the temple Owen treated us to the most famous Beijing delicacy, Peking Duck. What a treat it was! They serve you the duck’s breast with the skin still on and obviously the duck was friend. You put it on Chinese pancakes and top it with cabbage, green onions, and plum sauce. It was scrummy!

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Here is Owen our gracious host with his son Xavier who feel asleep on his way home from school.

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Xavier, a little more awake!

We had a fabulous time in Beijing and saw a ton of amazing places. Beijing is a definite must see if you are ever in Asia. I can't wait to go back with Jonny and the kids for a week and try and see it all.

1 comment:

Jill said...

I love the picture of Jeanette with the monk. What were they talking about?