The park around the Temple of Heaven is a wonderful place to be, especially on a bright spring day when the trees are beginning to bud. There were many Western tourists but also a lot of Chinese tourists, too, in groups with matching hats and a leader with a flag. There are vendors with postcards and books and crocheted items, but also a lot of people simply enjoying the sunshine and companionship, playing traditional instruments singly or in groups, and playing cards on the wall of a lovely covered walkway.
I’m posting some thoughts about what Beijing needs to do to get ready for the Olympics at the Guanxi Blog. It’s quite simple:
- Make it easier for foreigners to spend money.
- Improve English signage.
For details, and some amusing examples, click to Guanxionline.com/blog.