The Lama Temple
|Bell Tower at the Lama Temple
|Entrance courtyard of the Lama Temple
Olympic ParkAt some point your tour guide is going to take you to the Bird's Nest and The Cube. These are the Olympic stadium and Swimming venue from the 2008 Olympics. They are interesting to look at, especially if you drive by at night when the light shows are on. We visited on a very hazy day.
|The Bird's Nest
|Hotel - The top is a stylized Olympic flame
The HutangThe Hutang is actually the name of the narrow streets and alleys in the oldest parts of the northern cities. The streets are lined with traditional courtyard houses called siheyuan. These houses are four small buildings built around a central yard. One building was for cooking and the other three were living quarters for family, children and servants.
The tour through the Hutang, including a lunch in a siheyung was done by rickshaw. Today they use a pedicab.