All the apartment buildings were amazing to me. We were told from our guide that the people can own an apartment for 70 years than it reverts back to the government. So generations cannot live in the same place. The government feels that 70 years is the life of an apartment. It's then gutted and rebuilt. That's one way to control wealth. :/
In Hong Kong, our guide told us a joke. I hope I can share it right. In America people drive in the right lane. In Hong Kong people drive in the left lane. In China people drive insane. :P It's true. It was insane!!
By ringing this bell it's suppose to give you luck, or posperity, or long life. ;) It seemed that everything meant one of those things. We kind of made a joke about it. Years and years ago common people could not ring this bell. It was only used for special occasions.