Trip Start Jun 02, 2013
42Trip End Jul 12, 2013
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Since Michael is in Korea for 2 days, we got a guide today to show us some sights. Her name was Sunflower and she was fantastic! Her name fit her beautifully; she was full of life and always smiling!
Our first stop was The Temple of Heaven, an enormous park, bigger than the Forbidden City and it only had 3 buildings in it. This temple was used by the Emperor to give thanks for the harvest. The temples were interesting and beautiful and Sunflower provided us with insightful information about the tradition and history.
Each area of the park had a theme: Ballroom Dancing, Karaoke, Badminton, Singing,Yo-Yo, Exercising, Tai Chi, Hake Sack....it was truly amazing and inspiring. Everyone was so active and happy. The pictures don't even capture it but it just made you feel good to see these retirees playing like children.
Our next stop was the Silk Market.....lots and lots to buy. We will return on a rainy day. We found the biggest toy store ever and the girls could have stayed there all day. My favorite stop was back to the Hutongs to walk the shopping streets and have lunch.