Tian Anmen Square and Forbidden Palace

Tiananmen Square – Built under Chairman Mao Zedong, holds over one million and is one of the largest public squares in the world. Includes the Monument to the People’s Heroes, and Chairman Mao’s Mausoleum.

Changing of the guard.


President Trump’s cavalcade

Forbidden City – the sacred centre of the Chinese empire for 500 years and home to the Ming and Qing dynasties, the Forbidden City had 9999 rooms one less than the 10000 in heaven and covers an area of 180 acres.


The large brass urns are for fire extinguishers


It’s survived earthquakes due to the special supporting structures on the roofs.


Written in Mandarin on left and Manchuria on right.


The Emperor’s garden


The child Emperor’s throne – behind was the dowager empress – the ‘power behind the throne’


Sunset over the Forbidden City




Peking duck for dinner.

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