We spent roughly an hour at the square before proceeding to the Forbidden City, which was just located across the road.
Another view from Tiananmen Square. Notice that the red building is also the entrance to the Forbidden City.
Entrance to the Forbidden City.
A lot of people were crowding the place – probably because Tiananmen Square and Forbidden City are must-visit places in Beijing. The first word when stepping into Forbidden City was…
The first among many gates to the Forbidden City.
The bustling crowd in Forbidden City made me felt like going to faint. Anyway, it was time for cam-whoring – in which I took a lot of pictures. Forbidden City is such a huge “city” – makes me wonder how great the history of Chinese civilizations. And we proceeded gate by gate and hall by hall.
And we climbed stairs by stairs, gate by gate and hall by hall.
Almost every hall looked the same – the only difference is the functionality each hall plays. And there are 9,999 1/2 rooms in Forbidden City. The “1/2” room is used to store eunuchs’ precious, according to the guide.
The visit to Forbidden City lasted about 2 hours, so you can imagine how big is Forbidden City. Since it was already noon, we had our lunch at a Chinese restaurant.