After our trip to The Forbidden City, tour guide Tony and our driver took us to one of the world’s biggest tourist traps…Dragon Land Superior Jade Gallery. Dragon Land has over 20,000 square meters of restaurants, knick-knacks, and jade jewelry.
|Chris was SO excited to learn all about jade.|
|This is jade in its raw form.|
While at the gallery we learned how Jade sculptures are created, we learned how to spot counterfeit jade, and shopped for souvenirs.
|Workers use a diamond cutter to create family balls. Workers spend 8 hours per day creating intricate masterpieces.|
|The gallery sold thousands of little jade animals like the one above.|
|This jade dragon boat, complete with a Mao picture, can be yours for the bargain price of $1,000,000.|
After grabbing a quick lunch and picking up a bangle for myself, it was time for the main attraction…the Great Wall of China.