Day 2: Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City, Beijing Duck

Mao Zedong Mausoleum

Front Gate (south end of Tiananmen)

Great Hall of the People (National People's Congress)

Monument to the People's Heroes

At the Gate of Heavenly Peace (Tiananmen)

Mao looking over Chris' shoulder

He's watching you too

Entering the (not so) Forbidden City

Wumen (entrance)

Playing Forbidden Hoops

Alice met lots of people

Garden toward north end of City

Alice tries on hairpieces

Chris at the "Hill of Piled Excellence"

Roger Moore narrated our audio tour: "dynasty" became "dinnasty"

Coming out the north end of the City: the hill in the background was made of earth...

...excavated during construction of this moat.

Back at the hotel: Alice drinks tofu from a cup

And tries on Dad's revolutionary t-shirt

Ducks in hell

How many ducks are in hell

Beijing duck eaten at the famous Qianmen Quanjude (est. 1864)

Outside the restaurant


Beijing Station by night

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