China Day 2: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

After breakfast at the Beijing Kaiheng Century Hotel, Day 2 gets started with a bus ride to Tiananmen Square.  It’s a holiday in China so the square is crowded with many tourist groups.

Tiananmen Square
Beijing, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/640 sec at f/7.1

Outside the entrance to the Forbidden City …

Forbidden City
Beijing, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/640 sec at f/6.3

And inside the Forbidden City …

Forbidden City
Beijing, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/500 sec at f/5.6

We spend several hours walking from Tiananmen Square, through the Forbidden City, and then end up in the Imperial Garden.

Imperial Garden
Beijing, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/500 sec at f/5.6

After a bus ride and lunch (at a Beijing McDonald’s!) Day 2 continues with a tour of the Summer Palace and a boat ride on Kunmimg Lake.

Kunmimg Lake at the Summer Palace
Beijing, China
Ricoh GR Digital 2 • ISO 100 • 1/500 sec at f/5.6

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