Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Behai Park, Beijing

In the center of the city, we found this jewel!


66 hectares of imperial gardens, including a 39 hectare lake and boats of all sizes


built more than 1000 years ago during the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907) and enhanced over several dynasties


The White Dagoba (Tibetan style monastary) sits on a hill - it was believed that it would protect Beijing against floods


lotus blossoms on the lake


the emperor and empress would come to the garden to fish, admire the moon and watch fireworks

A must-see spot!!! The Dagoba is closed for restoration, as are many sites in the city, all in preparation for the 2008 Olympics.

5 comments:

  1. Wow - what beautiful photos! I really would LOVE to see that part of the world. I LOVE seeing your pictures!

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  2. Oh wow, what a place to see! It's beautiful! I love those lotus flowers!

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  3. It looks so lovely and peaceful! I love the lotus blossoms in the water!!

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  4. You remember our trip really well. I forgot about all those details. I'm so glad we went with you, shared this amazing experience together and have wonderful memories to share for years to come. I did a point form journal entry yesterday on the train to try and remember everything we did. I can't believe we did so much in 7 days, and I probably forgot half of it. Love and miss you.

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  5. WOW I missed those sites. Great pictures!!

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