A selection of clips from Programme 9 of Real Chinese.
Chairman Mao, Communist China's first leader, used to hold conferences in the seaside resort of Beidaihe. Since then, its holiday villas have increased many fold to cater for much more ordinary folk wanting to spend their holidays by the sea. This clip covers the word for hotels.
The Summer Palace in Beijing was built by the Qing emperors to escape the hustle and bustle of court life. An imposing Buddhist temple overlooks a vast artificial lake, surrounded by elaborate pagodas and bridges. Little wonder that this idyllic place now draws hundreds of tourists and residents wishing to spend a leisurely day away from the city centre. This clips covers hiring a boat, including asking about prices.
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