Day 3: Beijing: The Temple of Heaven, Pearl Market, Drum Tower, Bell Tower, Qianhai Lake, Nanluogu Hutong, Suoyi Hutong, Wangfujing
With our stomach already toned and with enough energy to continue our trip to China for free, we go to the Donsi metro station and take a ticket to Tiananmen Square for 3RMB per person
We observe that, here in Beijing, the topics we had read are not fulfilled, perhaps because we are in the capital, but they are not spitting all day, in the subway you do not push «always«, If not only when it does not fit and you have to make room. They don't say that no constantly, they only do it when they can't help you or are ashamed to speak English. Nor do they stare at you. They look like we would do in a town where there are never tourists and suddenly a Chinese appears 😉
We arrive at Tiananmen Square after making a transfer in Dongdan a few minutes before 8.30 in the morning and we meet again with the same controls that we saw last night.
We go straight to one of the accesses and do not give credit seeing all the people who are queuing to pass it. How is it possible that all of China is here?
Just to cross the street, (yes, yes, cross the street. Here even for that they put controls), and access the Tiananmen Square We have to make a queue in which we are more than 45 minutes, as it passes through batches and after crossing the street and reaching the square, we must pass a new security check. All this imprisoned by hundreds of Chinese who want to be in front of you as if there was no tomorrow. A little overwhelming, so that we are going to fool ourselves.
Crossed the street and passed the security checkpoint, we access the Tiananmen Square and finally, after waiting, we have one of the views we are used to when we watch any report from Beijing.