So, just how cold was it this fine winter day in Beijing? This cold:
Actually, by afternoon it wasn’t too bad. While the morning cold stung the exposed skin on our faces, by afternoon we were actually approaching freezing. Still, I highly recommend going to Beijing in the off season for two reasons — few crowds, no stifling heat with humidity.
Our guide Jim Mao told us that Beihai Park is considered a romantic area by the residents of Beijing. In the summer they even enjoy cruising the lake in the contraptions shown below.
As one would expect there are a lot of Buddhist temples on the ground of Beijai Park. The Heavenly King Temple contains depictions of all four Buddhist “Heavenly Kings”.
And here are a few more photographs to tide you over until Fun Photo Friday: