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Chinese Wishing Tree

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Red ribbons tied on a Banyan Tree are a wishing tree or happiness tree. The higher you tie your ribbon on the tree the more happiness it brings you. When I took the photo I had no idea what the ribbons meant, I just thought it would make a nice picture. The more I travel, the more I appreciate the …

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Ming Tombs in “Valley of the Kings”

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This is China’s equivalent of Egypt’s Valley of the Kings. The Ming Tombs was my first stop on my very first trip to Beijing. I’m itching to return here with a proper camera. This was with a little Canon point and shoot. I was trying to zoom on that temple on top of the mountain, and with a small camera …

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Ping Pong Park in Beijing

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So you thought they practiced Kung Fu on every street corner in China eh? Not so. There are lots of parks around China, mostly for gathering and working out in groups around one shared interest or another. This one is specifically a ping pong park. Not all of them are welcoming to just anyone and in fact this one is …