Unfortunately we had spent so much time trudging across Tiananmen Square and exploring the Forbidden City, not to mention the traffic in Beijing not being very cooperative, that we had about an hour to explore the place. This of course is not nearly enough time to really explore the place. So we wandered around a bit and took some pictures.
Here's me in front of the Tower of Buddhist Incense
Marble Boat! I'd seen pictures but had forgotten where it was.
Back on the bus, we were taken for a "traditional Beijing noodle dinner" in a restaurant that was very much westernized. When we got there the place was packed with American and European tourists. Our table was laid out as such...