Entrance to the Forbidden City
Lines to purchase entrance tickets
Hall of Supreme Harmony in the Outer Court
Hall of Central Harmony (Outer Court)
Inside the Hall
Palace of Heavenly Purity
The visit is supplemented by technologies not available to the emperors.
Palace living areas in the Inner Court
Past the small palaces is the Imperial Garden for contemplation and relaxation.
And, weary tourists resting as they near the end of their visit.
Resting a bit
As we all exit the Forbidden City to the north, through the Gate of Divine Prowess, we see a map of what we have just wandered through.
Heading out the Gate of Divine Prowess, more tired tourists
Map of the 180 acre complex
Wow, this is a lot to take in all at once. I only see a few parts of this incredible complex. But, more exploration calls and I'm on my way to my next adventure across the street.