Here’s more details on Annie Lin’s trip to China.
“The third day we went to The Temple of Heaven. The total of 3800,000 square meters. It was the royal temple used by th e emperors of Qing dynasty to “worship the heaven” and “pray the heaven”.
In my pictures there is The Imperial Vault of Heaven built in 1530. First named the Hall for Appeasing Gods. Hall of Prayer for good Harvest built in 1420 during the right of Ming emperor Yongle. The original hall has rectangular in shape and was first named the Great Hall for sacrificial Rituals used to worship both Earth and Heaven.
The rule is that you are not allowed to take any pictures from inside of the buildings.
The next stop was “The Great Wall”. The Great Wall of China was built over 2,000 years ago, by Qin Shi Huangdi, the first emperor of China during the Qin Dynasty. In Chinese the wall is called “Wan-Li Qang-Qeng” which means 10,000-L long wall.
The Great Wall can be seen from Earth Orbit, but, contrary to legend, is not visible from the Mon, according to astronauts Neil Armstrong, Jim Loveil, and Jim Irwin.
We didn’t climb to the end of the top, but “The Great Wall” was one of my favorite place in Beijing. Jerry and I wore “I climbed to The Great Wall” T-shirts. I have a Chinese hat and with Mao Zedong’s handbag, but I am not a Red Guards or Communist either.”
To see all of Annie’s photos’, click HERE.
MORE ON ANNIE LIN’S TRIP:
* July 30: Photos: Annie Lin’s second day in China
* July 30: Photos from Annie Lin’s trip to China
* July 30: More photos from Annie Lin’s trip to Taiwan
* July 28: Photos from Annie Lin’s trip to Taiwan
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