Finding Peace in the Forbidden City September 19th 2009 I was unable to go to the Forbidden City as planned on the 18th, as they had shut down Tian'amen to rehearse the 60th Anniversary celebrations. I went to the Summer Palace instead (it was ok, but wasn't too impressed, really). I called it an early night and decided to go to Tian'amen on Saturday, Instead.
I actually bit the bullet and took the subway (gasp!) to Tian'amen Sq. I figured, why pa ... 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