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... should have got off the wall) only to be told that we were not allowed through and we had to turn around. We were fortunate that there was a Russian couple there and they could speak good Chinese. They told us that we had to go back 4 towers and head down the path. Not only did we end up having to walk extra KM's, we also ended up being the second to last persons to turn up too, and the people that we left at the beginning were already there and it was those who ...
... stories to tell and some of our travellers are not able bodied but there is always a helping hand. I am thinking that the itinerary was not too clear about how much walking there is to do, as some of them have struggled with the heat and walking. I am pretty sure I have never drunk so much water (all provided). A great day, loved it all. And by the way at the top of the entrance to The Great Wall, in the middle of who knows where, we found a Subway! Here endeth the third ...
... by a 26 feet high wall and a 170 feet wide moat. Each corner of the palace has a tall guard tower where guards used to keep watch for enemies and assassins. Each side of the palace has a gate with the main gate being the Meridian Gate to the south. The other gates include the Gate of Devine Might to the north, the East Glorious Gate, and the West Glorious Gate.
The layout of the Forbidden ...
... outside courtyards, offices, workers/enouchs quarters, concubines quarters, emperors residence, 9,999 rooms in total. Primarily built of wood, marble terraces, stone courtyards, no trees, except for a relatively small Imperial Garden. Brief visit to the Summer Palace (UNESCO world heritage site) in the afternoon-about a 1/2 hour drive from Forbidden City. Beautiful park-like area featuring a large man-made lake and mountain ...
... the most amusing part of my trip to the wall... On the way down we had to take a type of sled ride... and there was a man directing it who was HILARIOUS!! He asked me where I was from, and when I said Canada, he said 'OH CELINE ... "I'M ALIVEEEE"' and starts singing Celine Dion to me haha. He was so funny... pretty sure he showed Bryan naked pictures of his wife, and implied that I had a big butt, which of course I went along with since it's true haha. Then before he let me go down, ...