Spending the Day With Emperors

We spent the morning in the Forbidden City, a massive space reflecting almost 500 years of Chinese history. Three hours can’t possibly do it justice. All the stories of the emperors and their concubines our guide told probably offers some insight into modern Chinese culture.

After lunch we went to see where the rulers spent their summers, in a much smaller but still elaborate palace on a beautiful lake. This is only one of the structures.

Tomorrow the Great Wall.