Seniors Exercising at Temple of Heaven in Beijing, China

The main structures within the Temple of Heaven are fairly concentrated. They are encircled by a tree-lined, 675 acre public park, the largest in Beijing. The first people to arrive every morning when the park opens at 6:00 a.m. are not busloads of tourists. Instead, it is the elderly. These physically fit people do incredible stretches on parallel bars, kick shuttlecocks (jianzi) among their friends, do complicated line dances and engage in group exercises. This man seemed to like his odds among nine women.


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


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