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For us, the portrait of Mao Jie Duna, in front of us are one of the largest areas in the world. Our translator Jan Bao Hin talks about Chinese sages and ancient traditions of Chinese democracy. In particular, he says, on this square, any Chinese can become and say everything he wants, for example, scold his boss. Yang, I say, and maybe a simple Chinese, criticize a member of the Politburo, or, for example, to expose the audit the thesis of the Great Cordchego "The worse, the better"? Yang rushes a look somewhere in the distance, for the House of National Assembly. He has almond eyes and wide cheekbones. He does not apply to the title nation (Hanza), he is from Donggan.
From the square go to "Purple Forbidden City of Googun" – Chief Palace Complex of Chinese Emperors. This is one of the most ancient palace ensembles, preserved to our times in prior. Palaces and Pagoda are mainly made of wood. Chimneys are not visible, already in those days were heated floors.
From here, the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Previously, a simple mortal had no right to look at the emperor and could not enter the Forbidden City. Europeans, regardless of rank, began to go here only at the beginning of the last century.
Then our way lies to the Great Wall. Yang stops a taxi and for 300 yuan (about 50 USD) negotiate with the driver. Pretty quickly leave Beijing in a dense traffic flow.
Mid-October. ************ Trees thick supped bright orange fruits. Together with multi-colored garlands and lanterns, a fee is created, right new year.
Ends the plain, the slopes of the mountain ranges can be seen. Stop dine in a roadside restaurant. The class of the restaurant shows the number of multi-colored lanterns hanging at the entrance. Waiter runs up. Neither halo! (Hello) We are tasting dishes "***********" Kitchen Yang Muslim, he does not eat pork, but frogs are absorbed with obvious pleasure. For dessert, sweet cucumbers and cottage cheese with pepper. Together with the score bring souvenir medals in red boxes in special appreciation. "Russian with chinese – brothers forever"?. Thank you – "CESSI" and declare.
Raise mountain serpentine. On the vertices of the ridges snakes stretch bastions of the Great Wall. It can be seen that they were not renovated so long ago. Fit and dilapidated areas. We rose to Mount Badalin. Height of about 2 thousand. meters. Before entering the wall, a large area with souvenir stalls. Circus performance occurs here. On the stage of the guttaper gymnast, bending and twisted into incredible postures. Yang translates the inscription, drawn on the Great Wall of the Great Kormchim: "This Chinese can only be considered the one who committed the wall". Almost as for Orthodox Hajj in Mecca.
The wall suddenly turns out to be quite wide, in the old days there could be two carts harvested by horses. Near the towers are soldiers dressed in ancient form. There are statues of ancient warriors in lamellar lats and with alabards . Pretty cold. Blowing penetrating wind. From the height of the wall, the ridges of the mountains and lifeless gorges opens. From a military point of view, only an overvalued loss could decide to storm the wall from the side of the already impregnable mountains and gorges. The function she carried rather frightening, so that the barbarians did not even have thought to attack the middle empire.
And, of course, the Chinese goggy orders had to take their numerous people.
So I built a fortress wall with a length of five, then six thousand kilometers. It turned out the most ambitious structure on the globe, which is rightly considered one of the seven wonders of the world.
At the end of the trip we get a certificate of climbing on the wall in a booklet with golden embossed. So now we are real chinese.
On the way back, we manage to visit the underground palace "Digun", which is at a depth of 27 m. Inside the Kurgan, swore. There they rest in granite sarcophagas Emperor with his wife. In the halls of the palace, located in three levels, many objects of home utensils of that era, figures of horses, livestock, etc., In general, there is everything necessary for the afterlife.
Climb on the surface. We go to the pavilion, the arches of which are supported by 60 columns from solid southern cedar. Affects the diameter of some trunks – more than one and a half meters.
Here, behind a high wall, there are tombs of emperors of the Ming dynasty, created in accordance with the teachings "Feng Shui".