Tim's China Trip

My family and I are traveling to China to meet my new baby sister, Elizabeth YunDan.

Friday, November 21, 2008


Beijing Sightseeing Day 1

Today, we went to the Water Cube. It was very cool. It had blue bubbles on the outside and that’s where Michael Phelps won a lot of medals. Guess what? It’s surrounded by water.

After the Water Cube, we saw the Bird’s Nest. It was round and closed for tourists. The Olympic Village is where all the athletes stayed during the Olympics. There are a lot of apartments there and they now cost over $350,000 each!

Next, we went to the Forbidden City. It was so special to China because their Emperor lived in there. It was a secret city. The town is really old because it was build over 600 years ago. It also surrounded by a moat of water. It is cool because all the building have golden roofs. The have huge iron pots that hold water. The Emperor had a crystal tomb.

After the Forbidden City, we went to the Silk Factory. The get silk from silk worms and one thread from a silk cocoon is over 1,500 yards long! A Silk thread is 1/10th the width of a human hair and very strong. They make bed covers out of silk and also make clothes, pictures and rugs.

We then visited Tiananmen Square and I got my picture taken with someone I didn’t know. Tiananmen Square is the world’s largest public square and can hold over 1,000,000 people.

While Mom got a foot massage, Dad, Matt and I went to Pizza Hut but we didn’t get any service so we went to KFC.

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