First day in Beijing...
Weather: Super windy and chilly!
Vanue: Crowne Plaza Beijing
Mood: Well rested - ready to walk and walk and walk hehe
Hey everyone... here we are in Beijing.. we got here early yesterday morning and the plane ride was a pleasant one.. right after shower we had a nap and after zohor prayer we were already getting ready to explore the area that we will be staying at for the next 10 days: Wangfujing. Hb will be busy for the next few days with exhibition and so far we hv bumped into one Halal restaurant.. I will go out later with Sonia to walk to the other side of the street... its all abt walking ey.. just hope both sonia and I will be able to find our way back to the hotel lol
St Joseph's church also known as Wanfujiang Cathedral ..
The Wangfujing Cathedral (王府井天主堂), also named St. Joseph's Wangfujing Cathedral or to the locals, Dongtang (东堂, the East Cathedral) is a historic Catholiccathedral located in downtown Beijing, near Wangfujing. A small church was first established in 1653 on the open grounds by the Jesuit Father Lodovico Buglio. Later several earthquakes and wars gradually destroyed the church. It was rebuilt in 1904 as aRomanesque cathedral, with strong pilasters and one high and two low vaults displaying a grandiose architectural style. After the restoration in 1980, the church reopened.
Remember the St Joseph's cathedral?? this is how it looks like at night.. err plus LOTS of ppl doing line dancing in front of it! hehe