Forbidden City - Winter 2007

Forbidden City Travel Blog

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Forbidden City is the first place I visit in the Friday half day course. We took our instructor- Pavel, with us. We had a really useful Chinese classmates – Sa Yu Chen who took us around.

Forbidden city’s location is in the middle of the city. Going there means we also can see  Tiananmen Square, the huge flat square where people usually use it as a meeting point.

The Forbidden City it self is huge & massive building complex. If you see the movie the curse of golden flower, yea..those building are inside this compound. To get inside we paid submission fee 40RMB.

I am not good at history at all, but lucky Pavel paid a Chinese tour guide to tell us the story behind this compound. We just realize this place is flat, no trees around. This is due to protect the emperor from the enemies who want to kill him, in case enemies were hiding on the trees. Well, I would not tell the story, but we really enjoyed the walk around the forbidden city and taking picture! even it was cold enough for me , -3degC. The Chinese art are wonderful, we can see it on the frame of the bulding..very detail and pretty!

Not all are building in forbidden city, at the end of the compound there is nice garden. I could image this garden will be very nice in spring. The petals would start to grow. Just see it on the picture, could be much better to see it rather I say it..:D

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This pole mean something as well.T…
This pole mean something as well.…
inside forbidden city, just after …
inside forbidden city, just after…
There are many similar building li…
There are many similar building l…
Gues!Is this male or female lion?
Gues!Is this male or female lion?
This marbel dragon floor are plent…
This marbel dragon floor are plen…
Love the detail!
Love the detail!
Freezing!
Freezing!
The roof has statues of 7 animals
The roof has statues of 7 animals
Nice walk at this area
Nice walk at this area
End of the tour..The picture was t…
End of the tour..The picture was …
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