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These images are from our trip from Shanghai to Beijing, May 2005
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The Forbidden City was built between 1406 and 1420 during the Ming Dynasty. It had been the imperial home of 24 emperors of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties.

Here is a good link with more images and information.  And here is a virtual tour site.

 

The Forbidden City Panorama
Panorama of the interior courtyard of the Forbidden City

 

Central Relief
Central Relief
 

Great Hall
The Great Hall


 


Golden Lion

 


Bruce and Friend

Sculpture
 Bronze Sculpture

Honeymoon House
Honeymoon House

Emperor's Greeting Hall
Emperor's Greeting Hall

 

Temple
Small Temple

Petrified Wood
Petrified Wood

Atop the Gate
Atop the Gate

Entrance Courtyard Bridge
Entrance Courtyard Bridge

 

The Summer Palace in Beijing – first built in 1750, largely destroyed in the war of 1860 and restored on its original foundations in 1886 – is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.
Summer Palace Tour.

  Summer Palace Panorama
Kunming Lake Panorama from Hall of Listens to Orioles
  Summer Palace Map

Cloud Dispelling Hall
 Tower of Buddhist Virtue & Wisdom Sea Temple

Cloud Dispelling Hall
Tower Of Buddhist Virtue

Decorative Gate
Decorative Gate

 


Bronze Deer

Above hall of Listens to Orioles
Above hall of Listens to Orioles

Roof Details
Roof Detail

Yantii
Yanti

 

Yanti in Hall of Listens to Orioles
Yanti in Hall of Listens to Orioles (Beijing in Background)


 


Another Temple

The Marble Boat
The Marble Boat

 

Buildings Details
 

Inside Roof
Inside Roof of Pagoda along Long Corridor

Pagoda Roof Details!
Pagoda Roof Details! WOW!
(Be sure to click on the image to see the full size image)

Sign of DO NOTs
Sign of DO NOTs

 

The Great Wall of China, one of the greatest wonders of the world. Just like a gigantic dragon, the Great Wall winds up and down across deserts, grasslands, mountains and plateaus stretching approximately 6,700 kilometers (4,163 miles ) from east to west of China. With a history of more than 2000 years, some of the section of the great wall are now in ruins or even entirely disappeared. However, it is still one of the most appealing attractions all around the world owing to its architectural grandeur and historical significance.

 

   
 

Xi'An and the 2,000 year old, Army of Terracotta Warriors - I wish we had  been able to visit this site.  In 1974 local farmers digging a well, discovered over 6,000 of these full size Terracotta Warriors.  However, it is very far from Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong (18 hours by train):-(   But, here are some images.

 

Terra Cotta Soldiers
Terra Cotta Soldiers

     
 

 

 

 

 


 

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