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Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« on: March 17, 2018, 05:04:43 AM »
Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera

"When most people think about Chinese opera, they think about the Peking Opera. That’s not a surprise; it’s the most famous and well-known kind. To catch a Peking Opera performance on the same Royal stage that emperors did, just hop Beijing subway line 4 out to the Summer Palace.

The Summer Palace itself reminds me of a stage set. In Qing Dynasty times, a court visitor would first stand before the magnificent entrance gate. From there he, or she, would look up at the towering halls and temples on Longevity Hill’s steep slope. If you want to feel small, stand on that spot..."

https://www.ngccoin.com/news/article/6491/Chinese-coins/

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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2018, 11:10:48 PM »
Headed to Beijing for the first time this week, will definitely check it out.

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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2018, 11:52:12 PM »
The subway stop I use for the Summer Palace is Beigongmen (line 4). In my experience this is much faster than taking a taxi. It just snowed in Beijing yesterday, but that shouldn't stop someone from Wisconsin! Have a great time Arif, Beijing is a fantastic city. Incidentally, while the rules are that a passport is required to get tickets for museums and major monuments, my driver's license/photo ID has always been accepted at cultural attractions everywhere in China. No need to carry the passport around with you except for changing money.

Oh, I think the China Numismatic Museum is still closed for another week due to its proximity to the governmental activities that are making news now.

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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2018, 05:09:25 PM »
Don't forget:    The Forbidden City

Or a hike on the Great Wall  (out beyond the tourist area where they drop you off)

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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2018, 12:14:26 PM »
Headed to Beijing for the first time this week, will definitely check it out.

Have fun, be safe, and WATCH YOUR WALLET!  NEVER carry your wallet/phone/valuables in back pocket.

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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2018, 07:38:09 PM »
Headed to Beijing for the first time this week, will definitely check it out.

One of the things I really enjoyed during my trip to China was the food; fresh, healthy preservative-free cuisine. Lots of vegetables in the diet. You have to eat the Peking duck. It is a right of passage.

It is still cold now but try and climb some part of the Great Wall, another must do!

Get on their bullet trains. An engineering marvel. Safe travels.

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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2018, 09:43:33 PM »
One of the things I really enjoyed during my trip to China was the food; fresh, healthy preservative-free cuisine. Lots of vegetables in the diet. You have to eat the Peking duck. It is a right of passage.

It is still cold now but try and climb some part of the Great Wall, another must do!

Get on their bullet trains. An engineering marvel. Safe travels.



All of the above +1

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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2018, 07:41:10 PM »
Here's another view of the opera medal and the Summer Palace. The palace takes a little while to get to from downtown Beijing, but it's really worth the effort. One thing not mentioned in the article; the hill that the palace is on is made of dirt that was scooped out to make the lake. All of that done back in the 1700s.



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Re: Chinese Coins: A Day at the Opera
« Reply #8 on: March 21, 2018, 08:41:17 PM »
Here's another view of the opera medal and the Summer Palace. The palace takes a little while to get to from downtown Beijing, but it's really worth the effort. One thing not mentioned in the article; the hill that the palace is on is made of dirt that was scooped out to make the lake. All of that done back in the 1700s.



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Here is a photograph of the Longevity Hill with the Tower of Buddhist Incense:
http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=11056.msg66420#msg66420

It is also depicted on this medal (see#3):
http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=11056.msg72892#msg72892
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