Thursday, July 12, 2007
Yet more Temple of Heaven
A few thoughts occur to me. First, I am the most misanthropic of tourists. People who look at my pictures frequently express surprise at how few people are at some famous site or other. In fact, I take pictures at angles which exclude on purpose, as many tourists as possible. And my favorite sites are those which have as few people as possible.
Second, the Chinese government is ridiculously shrewd. Once you pay the gate fee you also have to pay separately to see all the famous sites. These are generally not worth it.