Sunday, September 30, 2018

Beijing"s Forbidden City

The next post on the trip to China. Will be on the Forbidden City. Home of all of the Chinese emperors who ruled China.

The Forbidden City is a palace complex in central Beijing, China. The former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty, to the end of the Qing dynasty,(the years 1420 to 1912), it now houses the Palace Museum. The Forbidden City served as the home of emperors and their households as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government for almost 500 years.

It was very interesting to experience walking though this very special place of Chinese history. We did not enter any of the building in the Forbidden City. Here are my photos.

The following is the Gardens of the Forbidden City

Walking to our bus to be picked up.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Beijing Lakes

A very nice part of Beijing is Xicheng neighborhood. This lake area of Beijing was built in ancient times. Houhai Lake is the largest of these lakes. it was a great place for tourists and locals alike. To relax and enjoy a friendly and peaceful environment in the overcrowding and pressure of the big city.
Here are my photos.

Friday, September 28, 2018

A Look Around Beijing & A Rickshaw Ride

We enjoyed a great day in Beijing. Having a good look around the old part of Beijing. Also we enjoyed a Rickshaw Ride. Which was really cool! Also we enjoyed dinner at a local family's home. The dinner was prepared by a retired very renown chef in China. I did enjoy this day. Now you can take a look at the photos.

The Beijing Drum Tower

The Beijing Bell Tower

The following photos are from the Rickshaw Ride.

My video of the Rickshaw ride;

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Tiananmen Square

Now to continuing to explore famous historic places in China. After enjoying visiting the Great Wall. Our tour group now traveled back to downtown Beijing. To first visit Tiaanmen Square. This city square is one of the largest city squares in the World. It holds special historic significant to the people of China. Tianamen Square is located to the north of the Forbidden City. The place where all of the Chinese Emperors use to call their home, The historic and places that are found in Tiananmen Square include; "The Monument To The People's Heroes, The Great Hall of the People, The National Museum of China, Mausoleum of Mao Zedong.

I have included my best photos from my visit to Tiananmen Square.