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
Temple of Heaven
Guide to and pictures of