We started our day with a trip to the Temple of Heaven. There are numerous historic sights in this park which is open to the public. There were many senior citizens there enjoying each other's company, playing games of cards, dominoes, mah jong, etc. There were also a very large number playing music, dancing, and do their morning exercises (kind of like group aerobics, but outside).
We learned a lot of the meaning of the colors and the numbers related to all of the buildings in the park. Unfortunately my camera battery died while we were there so the rest of the pictures and video will be uploaded later.
I did learn to play a few games, tai chi badmitton (I bought a set of paddles to play it with Jim), and a type of ping pong (without the table).
We then went shopping at the pearl market where I got lots of good deals on gifts for friends and colleagues.
We also went to the Forbidden City and the Imperial Palace. The immense grounds and structures created were beautiful and very extensive.
We ended our last night at an incredible acrobatic show, with lots of impressive athletes entertaining us.