We returned to Beijing, and visited Prince Gong’s Mansion. Although quite picturesque, it was packed with tourists, which made it hard to enjoy (and get good photos of!). There’s some tourist trap thing where you can pay to get in to a building and drink tea and eat biscuits, but we passed. We wandered around the Hutongs surrounding the mansion on foot, and headed towards the Bell Tower. The Qianha Lake (Houhai Lake) is pretty and makes for a nice break in the city. We were running out of time, so we took a taxi over to the Lama Temple (A Buddhist Temple). This is an active temple, and very peaceful. The complex is quite big, so allow lots of time to explore all the buildings.