Museums Tomb Sweeping Holiday

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Went out to the historical part of the city in the rain, so we decided to dodge the weather by sitting in a Chinese barbeque bar.  Honestly, I’ve never seen a barbeque bar like this.  Every table has a little stove where the servers put in coal and light up the fire for you.

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Then you heat up the barbeque pieces on your own, dip in soy sauce before putting your taste buds to work.

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Oh another good, blue-sky day in Beijing, so I decided to visit the National Military Museum.  I got recommendations for this place from many people – locals and expats alike.

Except it was all walled up for renovation.  Visitors are not allowed to go inside its impressive, 3 floor exhibits.  A few rather impressive items were decked out under the temporary pavilions for the next two years.

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Including an old cannon made in U.S.A.

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First generation Chinese heavy-duty vehicles.

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Personal cars for leaders of the first generation Chinese army.

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Chinese first generation fighter planes.

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and missle

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Trucks and tanks.

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Since the military museum was closed, we decided to visit the Capital Museum.  I remember passing by this impressive building near here.  Is this impressive building it?

Nope, but thank god there was a map right next to that building, which simply told us we have walked the wrong direction and this is the headquarter of the National Railway.

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Now, this impressive building looks more like a museum.

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and its impressive front lobby

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This is how you enter the exhibits, just like going into a treasure cave.

Buddhism section totally reminded me of the temples in Mongolia, they have very similar statues.

Beijinger Cultural Section, where the exhibits center around a traditional Peking Opera theatre.

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Peking opera traditional make-up faces.

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Early life style.

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Looking out the museum from the top floor

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Hanging out at my neighbor’s place, where she taught me how to cook Thai rice.

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Gotta love running under the beautiful Beijing weather on Sunday.  Pollution, what?

2 thoughts on “Museums Tomb Sweeping Holiday

  1. Jenny! I thoroughly enjoyed reading through your blog! The website looks nicely done. Love the banner and the in-depth view of your life in Beijing. 🙂 The quality of the pictures are impressive! They seem to hide all the dusts successfully. 🙂

    I had no idea you’re also a Dr. Pepper fan! Glad they have it in Beijing. The Machu Picchu pictures are awesome! I always wanted to go. Looks like you have a good support group and social circle and I’m happy for you.

    • I was just wondering about you. So you made to Wuhan safey. Yeah come back to Beijing, it’s a lot of fun here! 🙂

      Have fun in Wuhan, keep in touch.

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