Tian'anmen Square and the Forbidden City


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March 22nd 2017
Published: June 22nd 2017
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In our final day in Beijing we had two good stops.

The first stop was the Forbidden City. Considered one of the man-made wonders of the world (along with the Great Wall), it's considered the largest palatial palace in the world. It is huge. Building after building cover 720,000 square meters.

The last stop was Tian'anmen square. The site of the student protests in the 80's. Remember the picture of the tank and the student daring it run him over? That was here. It's the world's largest city square in the world. The Chinese like to make everything on a grand scale.

Our weather was very good except for the smog. Again a very bad day for people with breathing problems as you can see in many of the pictures at the square.

Returned to the ship around 4pm. Two see days and we will be in Shanghai. Only an extra 5 million people there (30 million).


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