Friday, January 30, 2004

Back in Bejing. During my last trip here I mentioned Shun-shih, the Qing emperor who invited the Fifth Dalai Lama to Beijing in 1651. To commemorate this event he had built the so-called White Pagoda, located in what is now Beihai Park. This is still one of the landmarks of the Beijing sky line.

The 121-foot high White Pagoda in Beihai Park

Closer View of the White Pagoda