After Temple of Heaven, most of my group mates decided to have their last minute shopping spree in Beijing. So, we went to Silk Street Market again.
After an hour of shopping, we grabbed some sandwiches and sodas at the lower ground of the mall and sat there for a little while. Then we headed back to the bus while we waited for the rest of the group to arrive.
Soon after, we went to one of the famous restaurant where we enjoyed the Royal Banquet Style Dinner.
The imperial-style restaurant features costumed waitresses, some traditional Chinese art embellishments and furnished with tables and chairs that are elegantly decorated with red, yellow and gold colors.
We enjoyed a variety of exquisite food from former Chinese dynasties, such as Bird's Nest Soup, Sea Cucumber with Pigeon Eggs, Frog-Shaped Abalone and a lot more. One of the most popular entrees on our dinner menu is the shrimp, which comes with orange bird-like sculpture carved out of carrots.
During dinner, imperial entertainment includes the dramatic entry of the Chinese musical with traditional folk dancing.
I had a chance to have my picture taken together with these two beautiful ladies. The result? Oh my goodness I looked like a midget here.
But don’t be deceived by the look of this picture. If they’re not wearing these towering headdresses and super elevated shoes, I’m probably taller than them. :) Anyhow, I like their colorful outfit they looked cute.