Our first adventure of the day we went to the beautiful summer palace. The queen was the only one who stayed in this huge place. We visited the huge Buddha which was at the top of the palace which it is one of the rarest of them all. The queen that lived in the palace lived the high class life. She had the entire place to herself in the summer and was waited on hand and foot. Story says that she had over 120+ different dishes that could feed over 5000 people but it was all to herself. She used stainless steel chop sticks to see if they changed color if there was poison in the food. She was constantly worried if people would poison her food. After the Summer palace we visited the Olympic stadium. The Olympic stadium in Beijing is one of the biggest events in china. The track and field building is made of bend metal cubical beams that were in a strange but impressive looking design. The track and field stadium holds 90,000 people during the Olympic Games. We also visited the water cube which held the swimming pool that Michael Phelps won 8 gold Olympic metals. This was my favorite part of the Olympic Complex because I was a swimmer in high school. After the Olympic complex we went to a place that specialized in tea. We got to test tea from dragon tea to fruit tea. The tea was very good I enjoyed the tea that is spouse to help people who are always on the computer. I really enjoyed the pecking duck at the fancy restaurant that we went to. That was the first time I had duck and it was very good. To end the night majority of the students went to go get a foot massage at a place that was walking distance from our hotel. Overall a great day!
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