Dinner Farewell UIBE Yi Jia Ren Family 一家人

Today, we held a farewell dinner because some of our friends will go back home for good. We celebrate it at my friend’s apartment and dinner homemade food.

Dinner Birthday Party # Beijing – China

It’s my friend birthday party and she treat us dinner.

Beijing Capital Museum 首都博物馆 # China

The Capital Museum 首都博物馆 is an art museum in BeijingChina. It opened in 1981 and moved into its present building in 2006, which houses a large collection of ancient porcelain, bronze, calligraphy, painting, jade, sculpture, and Buddhist statues from imperial China as well as other Asian cultures

Part of the museum’s collections were formerly housed in the Confucius Temple on Guozijian Road in Beijing.

The Beijing Capital Museum today contains over 200,000 cultural relics in its collection. Only a small fraction of the collection is exhibited, and a significant percentage of the museum’s art collection comprises artifacts unearthed in Beijing.

source: Wikipedia

This is UIBE Trip so it’s free. I don’t know how much the ticket price.

Mutianyu 慕田峪 Greatwall (2) # Beijing – China

Another trip with UIBE to Mutianyu Greatwall. This time, we determine to climb until the very top (tower 23). Some of us, going upstair using cable car.

The sun shine so bright
Rest for a while before climb the stairs
The highest tower that we can go in Mutianyu, because it’s broken already

Just like the first time we go there, we are going down by Toboggan.

Happy Valley Amusement Park 欢乐谷 (2) # Beijing – China

Another happy time at Happy Valley Amusement Park 欢乐谷. And we play until night is coming.

It’s beautiful at night.

Summer Holiday Yunnan 云南 Trip # Yunnan – China

I didn’t go back home this summer holiday, and my friend, VV ask me if we want to take some tour to other province. We decided to go to to Beijing Tour BTG office, located near Guomao. My friend “A” take his parents to tour using this agent, and he said it’s good.

Actually, I forgot where is the office located because I heard that it’s moved. That time when I visit the office, they are in renovation.

After looking for some tour package, we decided to go to Yunnan 云南 because the date is suitable for us and I heard Yunnan 云南 is very beautiful. We take Kunming 昆明 – Dali 大理 – Li Jiang 丽江 – Shangrila 香格里拉 Tour for 9 days tour with price RMB 5.500/person.

We depart from our dorm at evening, to take flight to Kunming 昆明 at night. If I’m not wrong, our flight is at 21:00, China Eastern and will arrive at Kunming 昆明 at 00:50 the next day. Arrive at the airport, there’s staff from BTG agent that waiting for us at the airport and help us to check-in.

waiting room

Arrive in Kunming 昆明, our guide has already waiting for us at the arrival. Then we go to hotel to rest.

This tour agent has very good service. We stay at 4* hotel.

Rio BBQ # Beijing – China

It’s really summer holiday, and many of our friends back for good or go home for holiday. So it’s only our 5 girls stay at the dorm. And every day, we visiting new place to try new restaurant or shopping.

This time, we visit Rio BBQ at Wu Dao Kou.

Wangfujing Church 王府井天主堂 / St. Joseph’s Church 大圣若瑟堂 # Beijing – China

Credit: Wikipedia

St. Joseph’s Church 大圣若瑟堂 commonly known as Wangfujing Church 王府井天主堂 or Dongtang 東堂 is an early 20th-century Romanesque Revival church that is one of the four historic Catholic churches in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Beijing. It is located in the Dongcheng District of the city at 74 Wangfujing Street.

The construction of the church was finished in 1655 by Jesuit missionaries. Due to renovations and reconstruction, the current structure dates back to 1904. The church is the second oldest in Beijing after the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception.

How to get there: take Beijing metro line no. 1, Wangfujing station. Go north along Wangfujing walking street for 10 minutes, church is on your right.

We go there at night and the light is so beautiful. There’s so many people in here, especially family and couple. The atmosphere is very peaceful and suitable for those who wants to relax.

When I study in China, it’s 1 years before 2008 Beijing Olympiade so there’s so many Olympiade mascott in there. One of them is in Wangfujing.

Obiwan Cafe # Beijing – China

Still in holiday mode. Our activity is hop on-hop off cafe in Beijing. XD This week, we go to Obiwan Cafe.

Yonghegong Lama Temple 雍和宫 # Beijing – China

The Yonghe Temple 雍和宫, “Palace of Peace and Harmony”, also known as the Yonghe Lamasery, or popularly as the Lama Temple, is a temple and monastery of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism located in Dongcheng DistrictBeijingChina. The building and artwork of the temple is a combination of Han Chinese and Tibetan styles.

The Yonghe Temple is arranged along a north–south central axis, which has a length of 480 metres. The main gate is at the southern end of this axis. Along the axis, there are five main halls which are separated by courtyards: the Gate Hall of Harmony and Peace (Yonghemendian), the Hall of Harmony and Peace (Yonghegong), the Hall of Everlasting Protection (Yongyoudian), the Hall of the Wheel of the Law (Falundian), and the Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses (Wanfuge).

The Gate Hall of Harmony and Peace is the southernmost of the main halls, it served originally as the main entrance to the monastery. In the center of the hall stands a statue of the Maitreya Buddha, along the walls statues of the four Heavenly Kings are arranged.

The Hall of Harmony and Peace is the main building of the temple. It houses three bronze statues of the Buddhas of the Three Ages, the statue of the Gautama Buddha (Buddha of the Present) is in the center, it is flanked by the statue of Dīpankara Buddha (Buddha of the Past, right) and the Maitreya Buddha (Buddha of the Future, left). Along the sides of the hall, the statues of the 18 Arhats are placed. A mural in the hall shows the bodhisattva Avalokitesvara.

The Hall of Everlasting Protection was Emperor Yongzheng‘s living quarters as a prince and the place where his coffin was placed after his death. Today, a statue of the Bhaisajya-guru (healing Buddha) stands in this hall.

The Hall of the Wheel of the Law functions as a place for reading scriptures and conducting religious ceremonies. It contains a large statue of Je Tsongkhapa, founder of the Geluk School. The hall also contains the Five-Hundred-Arhat-Hill, a carving made of red sandalwood with statues of the arhats made from five different metals (gold, silver, copper, iron, and tin).

The Pavilion of Ten Thousand Happinesses (sometimes referred to as “The Hall of Boundless Happiness“) contains an 18m tall (with an additional 8m underground, making it 26m in total) statue of the Maitreya Buddha carved from a single piece of White Sandalwood. This was a gift from the seventh Dalai Lama to the Qianlong Emperor and took three years to transport from Tibet to Beijing. The statue is one of three artworks in the Temple which were included in the Guinness Book of Records in 1993.

Credit: Wikipedia Yonghe Temple