The oldest Catholic church in Beijing

May 15th - Beijing

Today we attended a Catholic service at The Church of the Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary. It is the oldest Catholic church in Beijing. The architecture was intricate and beautiful. The service we attended was given in English and it was a lot like Catholic services in America. In the afternoon we went shopping at a large indoor market where we bargained for clothing, jewelry and other souvenirs. The bargaining process is an interesting one; the vendors are very forceful and are not hesitant to physically pull you into their stations and offer you ridiculously high prices for their goods. You can then haggle with the vendors to bring the price down so you can walk away with a fairly cheap t-shirt, knick-knack, etc.

~ Laura


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