Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

The Forbidden City

Two days ago Francie and I took the luxurious, 12 hour overnight train (Z14) from Shanghai to Beijing.

Francie kicking back on the train.
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After checking into our hostel (for $24/night) we took the metro to The Forbidden City. Many emperors from the Ming and Qing dynasties lived here. This place was big and maze-like with towering walls.

Here we are in front of the Forbidden City (see the smog in the background?).

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Remember, while in the Forbidden City, don’t touch anything!

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Famous picture of Chairman Mao.

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After 24 wrong turns we accidentally get away from the crowds…

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A long side passage

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Rock tower and temple on top of it in the Imperial Gardens

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Francie resting those dogs…

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Tiles of the Nine Dragons near their Palace

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A couple of other interesting images

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We are going to try and get to the great wall and a chinese opera over the next few days.

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July 7, 2007 - Posted by | Beijing, China, Photography, Travel

3 Comments »

  1. BTW – In the photo of me on the train, that hairy thing sticking up on the bottom left is NOT my foot – it is Greg’s knee.

    Comment by francie | July 7, 2007 | Reply

  2. hah!!! Its funny that you felt the need to clarify that 🙂

    Comment by Eviltom | July 7, 2007 | Reply

  3. https://francie.wordpress.com/2007/08/12/some-favorite-photos/

    Jellyfish at Ocean Park, Hong Kong

    and this post: Tiles of the Nine Dragons near their Palace

    same thing? same place?

    Comment by thelosthighway | August 16, 2007 | Reply


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