We wrapped up the tour portion of our trip to China in Beijing. Quite the city, but I must say, once you are away from the iconic sights, it tends to look like all the other cities we have been in in China. Massive and a little bit depressing due to the lack of colour. Don’t get me wrong, we have enjoyed some fantastic spring blooms but the buildings during the day are all grey and a bit tired looking. The iconic sights though, are just that, iconic.
The next destination was just north of Ti’anamen Square, The Forbidden City. Named such as only the Emperor and his family and staff could enter it. For a great history and understanding of the City learn more here.