Sunday, August 7, 2011
Touring Tiananmen Square/Forbidden City.
Beijing has so many wonderful things to see, but it is quite smoggy. So most of our photos look like this. We first stopped in Tiananmen Square on Saturday. There were a lot of tourists on a Saturday in August!! We moved onto visiting the Forbidden City, a vast complex of historic rooms halls and courts where the Emperors of the Ming and Ching Dynasty lived and held court for many centuries. Really beautiful and fascinating! The lion you see below is made of pure jade.