Saturday, October 30, 2010
Today was Temple of Heaven day. KS and I went to it while PP and AB went shopping at the Pearl Market. We spent about 1.5 hours there, wandering through the lovely temples and structures. Perhaps more interesting was stumbling onto several groups of synchronized dancers. It was to some annoying music but they were all dancing the same way – mostly waving arms and hand movements with simple steps – both men and women. It was like nothing else I’ve seen.
Then we tried to find the Underground City, built basically as a HUGE bomb shelter but it’s been closed since KS's guidebook was published.
From there, we went straight on to the Wangfujing Snack Street - but that deserves its very own post.
Here's the dancing - I have a better, cuter video but it's turned sideways and I need to edit it: