Zenfolio | Eric Bergan | Forbidden City
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On the first day, we visited Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, and the Summer Palace.

Tiananmen Square was a little busier then when Sandy had visited it in 2007 - this time it was the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, and it had turned into a major holiday. There were many floats on display in the square (the flower pot below is made out of 100,000 individual flower pots!) There were also estimates that 500,000 people visited the square that day...
We then walked through the Forbidden City, followed by a formal lunch, and then on to the Summer Palace, complete with a marble boat commissioned by one of the emperors.

_Hotel Panorama

_Hotel Panorama

_Forbidden City from Hotel 0935

_Forbidden City from Hotel 0935

_Tianemen Square 0949

_Tianemen Square 0949

_Tianemen Square crowd 0975

_Tianemen Square crowd 0975

_Tianemen Square Flower Basket 0979

_Tianemen Square Flower Basket 0979

_Big Screen 0980

_Big Screen 0980

_Forbidden City 0992

_Forbidden City 0992

_Forbidden City 0997

_Forbidden City 0997

_Sandy at Forbidden City 1006

_Sandy at Forbidden City 1006

_Forbidden City 1014

_Forbidden City 1014

_Forbidden City 1021

_Forbidden City 1021

_Forbidden City 1031

_Forbidden City 1031

_Forbidden City Interior 1041

_Forbidden City Interior 1041

_Forbidden City Roof Detail 1044

_Forbidden City Roof Detail 1044

_Lunch Room 1058

_Lunch Room 1058

_Summer Palace 1062

_Summer Palace 1062

_Summer Palace 1067

_Summer Palace 1067

_Summer Palace Marble Boat 1095

_Summer Palace Marble Boat 1095

_Summer Palace 1097

_Summer Palace 1097

Categories & Keywords
Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Asia
Subcategory Detail:China
Keywords:Beijing, Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square