Trip to Beijing, China Pt. 1 | Tian An Men | Forbidden City

tian an men and forbidden city are probably the two most popular places to visit in beijing. i was born in beijing, but i had never been to the forbidden city til i was 20 something. pork belly’s never been, so we took a trip there.

traffic in beijing is 24/7, so the fastest and cheapest way to get from point a to point b is to take the subway. we took a handicapped motorcycle cab to the train station.
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these ‘jian bing’ stands can be found at most subway stations in the morning. ‘jian bing’ is a popular breakfast in beijing. it’s a thin, fried egg pancake similar to a savory crepe.
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super good
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tian an men, a famous monument in Beijing, is the front entrance to the Forbidden City.
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its perfectly ok for people that are the same gender holding hands in china. doesnt mean they are gay or anything.
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Forbidden City – the chinese imperial palace for almost 500 years which served as the home of emperors. took 14 years to build. the entire complex consists of 980 buildings and covers 7,800,000 sq ft.
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its a very touristy place.
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The Meridian Gate, front entrance to the Forbidden City
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th forbidden city is a very mysterious place. back in the days, the politics behind these red walls were very complicated. innocent lives were taken everyday. religions to me is like philosophy or a way to explain things that science cant. altho im an atheist, i still believe there are a lot things cant be explained by science. i dont deny ghosts existence, so places like this really makes me feel uncomfortable. ive heard a lot ghost stories about the forbidden city. im not sure if its real or not, but the forbidden city closes at 4:30pm everyday. ppl say it’s because it gets really gloomy and ghastly after that. IMG_8668

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chinese tourists
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this lady put her child inside so the child can touch it. wtf really?! i told her to take the child out and she was looking at me smiling. i hate these tourists.
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11 thoughts on “Trip to Beijing, China Pt. 1 | Tian An Men | Forbidden City

  1. Love your pictures! We had a great time at both locations — so many people, so many architectural elements, and so much to see which you captured beautifully. I also like the cooking shots at the beginning of this post. We were fascinated by what people cooked and how. Nice job!!!

  2. ah! love these shots you took. i didn’t get to finish seeing the forbidden city, next time i visit i definitely want to spend more time there. and danggit we should’ve taken the subway around instead of a taxi, we were always stuck in traffic. wish i had read your blog post before i went!

  3. I’ve been to the Forbidden City numerous times but still find your photos interesting- especially those of the crowds. It was a place that kept people out and the Emperor and his consorts locked inside. Only the birds and insects were free to come and go. You don’t need to wait until 4:30pm to find the haunted spaces. Just veer off the central path and find an empty room- there are many.

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