We visited the Great Wall at Mutianyu, the Forbidden City, Tienanmen Square, the Summer Palace and the Temple of Heaven. Here are some photos from the Great Wall:
We only had blue skies on one day - it's amazing what a difference it makes to photos. It had rained heavily the day before (we shopped!) and was very windy, which must have cleared the air. On every other day, the smog was terrible. It is very polluted, worse than any other Asian country I have been to (a lot worse than India for example).
View over the Forbidden City from a temple at a park behind it - this is a must see.
Tienanmen square. I had forgotten that the Government completely covers up the history of what happened here, there are no memorials for the protestors - they are all communist centric.
Rock temple in Forbidden City - all man made!
The entrance to the Forbidden City, a tribute to Mao.
The Summer Palace
Temple of Heaven - not sure what the significance of this writing is, but it is certainly beautiful.
Temple of Heaven
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