Living in china, one can not but help visit the forbidden city, and wander through its hand crafted rooms. Me living in Shanghai and in China , and in Inner mongolia have found my slef in this city 5 times in the past 8 years. My storage of images is vast, of which I am very happy i took the time to snap and shoot.
This is the one form the main gate , the images that all see as they walk through the main outter gate in the front, towards the inner city that is some 1/2 mile away.
Sheer strength in the lion and paired with the strength of china’s most famous leader, adorn the outter walls. The inner city has many trasures to see and shoot, so take your time, make sure you visit the Emperors trasure room , for a addtional RMB 10, well worth to see all the gold and marksmanship that the craftsman of the age created.
My advise, get there early in the morning as the city opens at 10am, then you will have all day to wander the city and the hundreds of rooms tat are within.
For those who want to go on a tour, they event rent audio walk along information headsets, in numerous languages , for all to enjoy.
Which ever way you want to enjoy the city, I’m sure you will find it, and you wont be disappointed…