Beijing, China: The Forbidden City

Thank you Wikipedia for this information you simplified it the best– “The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is located in the middle of Beijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government. Built in 1406 to 1420, the complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 720,000m”

So Sara and I ventured to the Forbidden City in Beijing. It was beautiful (and massive). There were many beautiful buildings to see, and in the end a beautiful garden area.

After our three hour excursion through the Forbidden City Sara and I ran into some problems.. its Chinese Holiday, therefore it was IMPOSSIBLE to get a taxi. After wondering the streets for literally two hours we found a subway station and figured out how to get back. For a moment it was touch and go for Sara LOL, but I’m glad we both kept it together and made it back.


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