Saturday, April 2, 2016

2016 Asia Mega Tour - Beijing Pictures, The Summer Palace And The Temple of Heaven

We're not going in strict chronological order.

The Summer Palace
This was the 'summer get-a-way' for the Ming and Qing Emperors...nice little place by the lake

Oh and a freaking big ass hill to climb!
Thank You Pooh Lee Shah Travel!

As usual there were a number of interesting instructions

We always want to be aware and intentional of hilly roads
And one should always keep in mind the equality of cultural relics and railings
This is called the Marble Boat
The story is the last Qing Empress spent all the naval budget building this for herself, resulting in the Chinese navy being inadequate and being defeated by the Japanese in the first Sino-Japanese War

Why is this man sooo happy

Because after wandering around for an extended period we found the exit

Beijing is on the edge of the Gobi Desert and very dry
Proof positive

Temple of Heaven
Guide to and pictures of

1 comment:

alexis said...

I recall you have to read the signs about the empire with a grain of salt, since in particular they were very down on female monarchs.