Friday 28th October
Morning – The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace, Yiheyuan in Chinese, is the most celebrated imperial garden in China. The garden came into existence early in the 1750s and had once been a summer resort for the emperors. It is acclaimed as a museum of gardens in China, for a visit to this garden bestow on sightseers a glimpse of representative scenes all over China
Afternoon – Silk Alley and Friendship Store
Friendship Store was set up by the Chinese government during the 1950s. At that time, friendship stores sold Western products only to foreigners and they only accepted foreign exchange certificates for merchandise. However, foreign exchange certificates ended in the 1990s.
Friendship Store of today store sells many types of products to tourists and local Chinese customers alike. While you can still find Western products such as Starbucks and Pizza Hut in Beijing’s Friendship Store, there are also many Chinese goods and handicrafts.
Evening – Kung Fu Show
The Legend of Kung Fu follows the story of a young boy found wandering outside an ancient temple. Like every boy in China, he dreams of becoming a Kung Fu master. On the road to enlightenment the young monk encounters many difficulties and temptations.
The show has English subtitles shown above the stage to keep you informed of the story line. The actors do not speak, the show is all Kung Fu, dance and acrobatics. It is the fusion of modern dance with Chinese traditional arts which make this performance unique and spectacular.