Man Playing Cards at Long Corridor at Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

A favorite pastime of local seniors is to gather at the Long Corridor at the Temple of Heaven to play cards. The most popular versions are dou dizhu (fighting the landlords), sheng ji (similar to bridge) and tichu (elements of bridge and poker). The guide called this version simply “six people card game.” This man had a lousy poker face when he saw his good hand. Not a problem. The main objective of this competition seemed to be having fun with old friends.


South Gate, Yongdingmen East St. & Jintai Rd., Dongcheng Qu, Beijing Shi, China


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