Jinshan & Forbidden City November 12th 2010 Jinshan Park is just north of the Forbidden City. The hill was created from clearing and flattening the space for the Forbidden City. It was the private park of the Emperor and other habitants of the Forbidden City. At 2RMB enterance fee its a cheap treat.
I entered from the West gate. A note on the information board stated that one of the Emperors, can't remember which, escaped to the park w ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing » Forbidden City For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I am travelling for 4 months through parts of China, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand.
I'm travelling in China for the next month. In addition to visiting several historic sites, I'll be hiking in Sichuan and Yunnan parks.
I travel where my whims take me - I have only a general idea of where I want to go and what I want to do.... full info