Trip to Japan and China 2013 – Part 7 of ???

continued from Part 6

The Day 3 in China started with some baked goods. Some are with bean paste, some are with sweet yam (?) paste, etc.

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Then we head out for more touring!

The first stop was Gong Wang Fu (Prince Gong’s Palace)
This is a house of a rich family… well, something like that…
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A patch that placed in front of their formal attire
A patch that placed in front of their formal attire

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some socializing game that you place water in the channel, and read poem before the cup float from the top reaches the end
some socializing game that you place water in the channel, and read poem before the cup float from the top reaches the end

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gorgeous chair.  so beautiful but it doesn't look comfortable at all...
gorgeous chair. so beautiful but it doesn’t look comfortable at all…
so hard to imagine having like this "Garden" in one's "Backyard".
so hard to imagine having like this “Garden” in one’s “Backyard”.
similar to what we have in Japan.  write a wish and hang on the fence and tree etc.
similar to what we have in Japan. write a wish and hang on the fence and tree etc.

After Gong Wang Fu, we went to a personal hotpot place for lunch

Entrance
Entrance

each individual get a choice of hotpot broth
each individual get a choice of hotpot broth
Dipping sauce stand.  you can mix your own dipping sauce
Dipping sauce stand. you can mix your own dipping sauce
for 3 hot pot, we got this many things to put in.
for 3 hot pot, we got this many things to put in.

After getting so full, we walked the area where a lot of small stores and food stands.
but first, we got some drink
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traditional umbrella shop.
traditional umbrella shop.
A Post Office
A Post Office
A very busy street
A very busy street
Starbucks
Starbucks
a old guy was showing off his calligraphy using a big brush.
a old guy was showing off his calligraphy using a big brush.
he has a really good handwriting...
he has a really good handwriting…

Then, we were off to Dinner (already!), at a restaurant specialized for Beijing Duck!

Stir fried vegitable
Stir fried vegitable
some fried stuff
some fried stuff
more fried stuff ^^;
more fried stuff ^^;
After they show the duck to us, they take it back to the curving station.
After they show the duck to us, they take it back to the curving station.
the best part of the duck.  fatty and crispy.
the best part of the duck. fatty and crispy.
The main part of the duck... still can't help thinking of the "Beijing duck" in Japan....
The main part of the duck… still can’t help thinking of the “Beijing duck” in Japan….
Duck neck meat
Duck neck meat
Fish in duck broth
Fish in duck broth
Finishing with the duck soup
Finishing with the duck soup

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