25 July 2011

Beijing Day 9, Summer Palace, Panda Zoo and home.

This is the last post from our trip to China.
We have been home for quite a while.
I took several hundred pictures, I have some serious scrap booking to do!
The Pandas are stars at the Beijing Zoo.
The habitat in the Panda House are quite nice.
These guys are quite charming.
Apples evidently make a tasty breakfast. 
You can't adopt the pandas and bring them home,
but the gift shop has plenty of things they will be more than happy to send with you.
I liked this Tea set, but not enough to carry it home.
I did find a pair of earrings that were much lighter.
An excellent way to view the old section of Beijing.
We took a trishaw tour through the Hutongs.
Fun and interesting. We visited one family,
with our official guide and translator of course.....
Our driver.
This picture is from the Summer Palace.
It is of the long corridor, a covered wooden walkway through gardens and beside a lake.
Every surface is painted. The pictures are works of art in their own right.
This is the walkway's destination.
A marble pleasure boat.
No, it does not float (I had to ask).
Nice place for the Empress to take tea.
One of the pavilions at the Summer Palace.
Who is that handsome man in the center?
My traveling companion!

Hope you enjoyed the pictures.
We had a great trip.
Next up,
Summer at our place.


  1. that marble boat looks very cool...bet the trishaw ride was fun too a great way to take in the city...and the pandas are adorable...

  2. I really like that pleasure boat, and the lady on her tricycle!!!

  3. The lady in the last pic is just wonderful!! I love the look of determination on her face and her complete disregard for anyone! LOL! brilliant!!

    Awww pandas!! Awwwww they're so cute!! How wonderful to see them!! Awwwww!

    Glad you and your hubby had such a wonderful time. Thanks for sharing your experiences and fab pics here. It was truly a memorable experience! I hope you both get to return soon! take care

  4. That was a wonderful vacation! I enjoyed the pics so much. It seems like you guys take a neat vacation almost every year, if my memory serves me right.

  5. Such a sweet little Panda!
    xo Catherine


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