Today we visited the Forbidden City, which is essentially a huge palace area (about 1km square.) That place is amazing! All of the buildings are all so beautifully detailed and the court yards amazingly grand, I’ve seen nothing like it before. I took many photos while I was there (around 100 or so,) which meant I spent half my time trying to figure out where Keren and Toni ran off to, but hopefully it was worth it, and I’ll try and upload some of them tomorrow.

The Forbidden City, as well as the Temple of Heaven and Ritan Park, are such a stark contrast to the rest of the city. While the smog is still evident, the greenery with in these areas is immaculately maintained and makes for a really serene environment. Again, we’ve been taking plenty of photos, so stay tuned and we’ll hopefully upload some more soon.

Phil + Toni

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