It’s been more than a month since I came to Beijing, China. It is my second time to be here, but not as a tourist anymore. I am doing my internship program in one of the companies that Centennial College is working with – China Forestry Holdings (you can check more about them on their website – http://www.chinaforestryholdings.com). I am exciting to be here and work with them; everyone is so friendly and nice. My workplace is located in the financial part of Beijing, where you can meet a lot of foreigners and see extremely high buildings.
I will tell you more about my free time. I was extremely lucky; I was on the vacation for 12 days, because of Chinese New Year, so I had time to explore Beijing a bit more.
The first place that I’ve visited is the Temple of Heaven. It really looks like a heaven, breathtaking view from the high point of the temple. The Temple of Heaven was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 and was described as «a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design which simply and graphically illustrates a cosmogony of great importance for the evolution of one of the world’s great civilizations».
(At that day it was extremely crowded (I guess is always crowded), as you can see it on the picture)
(With one of my colleagues – Caitlin)
The second place that I’ve visited is Tiananmen Square. This place is more popular, than Temple of Heaven. Used as a massive meeting place since its creation, its flatness is contrasted by the 38-meter high Monument to the People’s Heroes, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.
That’s it for now, but still more to come! Once again thank you, Centennial College for giving me this opportunity!
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