A Cultural Journey
Recently, I have been to Beijing for 4 days. It was my first time to get there. Before the trip, I was so excited that I had a great preparation. The night before the first day, I didn’t sleep well because I thought about how to have fun there all night!
After four hours’ ride on the train, we arrived at Beijing. It is such a big city but there are few high buildings. Why is that? That is because there are some quadrangle dwellings which are not very high. They are very important to this city. They are a symbol of the Old Beijing.
After a great lunch, we went to the Great Wall. It is such a long wall that we can’t see the edge of it! After having a search on the Internet, we found it is over 20 thousand kilometers long! That is fantastic! We took a deep breath and started to go. Although I didn’t sleep well last night, I didn’t feel tired at all. We ate nothing but climb from afternoon to evening. We got such a strong feeling of joy and satisfaction when we found we had 20 thousand meters’ walk! We walked one thousandth of the length of the Great Wall!
On the second day, we went to the National Museum. There are so many people there! After we get into the museum, we went to see the Ancient China. There are many valuable cultural relics there such as Houmuwu ding, Four-goat Square Zun, etc. Before I could only see them on the history books, but this time I was able to watch the real things in front of my eyes! I took a lot of photos to review the relics.
That night, we tried something different — Copper Pot Instant Pork. That was so delicious that we ate four plates of meat. We got very full at last but still want to eat more!
Next day, we went to the Tiananmen Square in the morning. It is a large and beautiful square. We could clearly see the big photo of Chairman Mao on the wall. We all kept serious and thought a lot. Without Mao and other leaders, we wouldn’t live a happy life at all!
In the afternoon, we got to Sanlian Bookstore and read there for several hours. We found many good books there and bought a few of them. Maybe it is the best bookstore I’ve ever been!
The last day, we had a look at Qianmen Street. We bought some snacks there and saw something interesting. After there hours’ walk, we felt bored and went back to the hotel. Then we had a lunch and went back to Bengbu in the afternoon.
It was a nice cultural journey to Beijing. We reached many places of interest, enjoyed the dietary culture and also had a good time at the bookstore. This way, I have a deeper understanding of the Chinese culture. As a middle school student in the new era, I will study widely and try my best to help realize the China Dream.