Skip to main content

Thursday May 23rd in Beijing
Guest Blogger Ashley Massey

Today we started off early and headed to the Summer Palace of the Ming Dynasty. It was beautiful and reminded us very much of a Chinese garden. One of the key attractions of the Summer palace was the Suzhou street bridge which is in the Guiness book of world records. The bridge is 1 kilometer long and every 6in, respectfully there is a different small character of art. Next, we went to the Forbidden City. It was the palace for the Ming dynasty and contained roughly 8,000 rooms and was…HUGE considering only one family had an entire palace city to themselves. We also visited the Temple of Heaven which was also under the Ming Dynasty. We ended the day with one of our favorite pastimes: shopping!

Friday we head to the Great Wall!