Hhhmmmm... what do you think you will see at the Botanical Garden during winter? Yep, you're right... bald trees with not even a single green leaf, not even a brown leaf. The entrance was 20 yuan, same as the entrance fee to the Temple of Heaven. The mad tour guide said it was a waste of money to visit the Temple of Heaven and it was equally a waste to go to the Botanical Garden as there was nothing there to see, BUT he went ahead and paid the entrance fee for everyone. None of the 23 strong group of us was interested except for mua... I have to enjoy it because there's no winter back here and our flowers are always blossoming be it spring, summer, autumn or winter.
But frankly speaking, there was seriously nothing to see. And we were given some time to spend walking around nowhere so instead of walking around, I went floating around since it would be our last day in Beijing. Pinky and I spent some time floating around the place and we were the only two left. I guessed the rest of them have left and were waiting for us in the bus.
There was a frozen pond down there with a private house. I think that was a private property because one of our friends went down to touch the frozen pond water but before his finger could even make contact with the ice layer, someone ran out of the house and screamed at him, telling him off, he quickly skipped up the few flight of steps to where we were standing. Should have just put up a sign to let visitors know that that's a private property or else how would we know that even the frozen pond in the public Botanical Garden belongs to someone else.
Anyway, the Botanical Garden was not as enjoyable as the Summer Palace. The river or was it the monsoon drain was completely dried up. What was those piping for? We were still hanging around there as 20 yuan had been paid so no point going off in a hurry. We were there for less than 30 minutes only.
Can you see that blossoming tree? Yeah... see that? Good contrast... right? We walked slowly back to the bus and to our horror the bus was already halfway OUT of the parking lot, about to zoom off. ^%&^$&^^(*&(*(%^&*%^$%^&% I HATE that awful and heartless tour guide. How could he do that??? Pinky and I were actually very glad to be going home... we've been hungry for 5 days and we were looking forward to Grandma's cooking~!!! Grandma cooks very well~!!!!