Our last day in Beijing was a great way to end our stay there, we started with a trip to the temple of heaven and went to the shopping mall afterward, following lunch at a hot pot restaurant. My most favorite part of the day was the temple of heaven tour. I learned that the area is four times larger than the forbidden city, and learned the many uses of the area. I enjoyed learning about the echo wall in the temple of heaven. It has been proven that if one person were to quietly speak to the black part of the wall near the entrance, we could hear what that person says about 50 meters away by listening to the wall. What I also liked about this area were the marble tiles; if you stand on the first, second, or third marble tile and clap, you are able to hear an echo of your clap one or two times depending on what marble tile you are standing on. Lastly, tourists enjoy standing on the marble circle because it is apparently the closest interaction they can get to heaven. Therefore they stand and pray on the marble circle. My time in Beijing has been amazing, I hope I will be able to visit the city again in the near future and spend more time there. I would love to explore the city more and learn about Beijing's history.
Last Day in Beijing
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