Our kids at the Great Wall of China
What a wonderful and contrastful city Beijing is! We were lucky enough to stay at a hotel nearby The Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square (den himmelske freds plass). TheTemple of Heaven was also quite nearby so the only place we had to travel for a while by car to see was to The Great Wall of China. Our visits to the different attractions will stay in our memories forever!!! We were impressed by the sizes, the colours, the different architectural styles, the gardens and the immense work behind all of them…
The Forbidden City
The Temple of Heaven
In the garden outside the Temple of Heaven
Visiting these attractions was more challenging than we expected because of thousands of other visitors… After our 3rd attempt we finally managed to enter The Forbidden City and what a thrill! We were overwhelmed by the size of the city and beauty of the buildings. For 500 years (from 1420 – 1911) the emperors lived in the Imperial Palace named The Forbidden City. There are about 980 buildings and 9 999 rooms inside the city where the emperors lived with their families and servants.
Right in front of The Forbidden City we found The Tiananmen Square – the biggest open square in the world (440 000 m2). At first we did not understand that we actually stood right in the middle of the square… That gave us a big laugh afterwards! 🙂 What a nice surprise!
The whole family loved the Great Wall of China
More pictures of The Temple of Heaven
Beijing city center
Mmmmm… delicious!!! I have to admit we did not try these…