Lama Temple + Confucius Temple
Tuesday 19th July
We wandered through Jingshan Park, where it was already warm. People were doing tai chi, some alone, some in groups, some to music, some using children's play equipment as props. Others were ballroom dancing, playing cards, playing shuttlecock with their feet, and so forth; gardeners were pulling out clover. It was already warm enough that we were sweating just sitting around.
We took a taxi to the Yonghe Lamasery (or Lama Temple) — the driver discouraged Peter - "no! no!" when he tried to use the seat belt. The temple is a mix of Qing architecture and Tibetan Buddhism, not dissimilar to the monasteries we had seen in Mongolia.