|View of the Forbidden City from Jingshan Park.|
|Forbidden City entrance at the Gate of Heavenly Peace.|
|Be sure to buy bing tang hulu, candied hawthorn on a stick, while visiting the Forbidden City. |
Snacks from the roaming vendors at the entrance are much better than what can be purchased at the snack bars inside.
|Hall of Supreme Harmony with its huge and ornate marble ramps.|
|The throngs of people that must be waded through to see inside the Halls. |
Notice all the cameras and cell phones in the air taking pictures?
|Interior of the Hall of Supreme Harmony.|
|Ornate door in the Western Palaces area.|
|The Western Palaces have many colorful ornate details like this dragon tile work.|
|Nine Dragon Screen just within the entrance to the Treasure Gallery.|
|Open-air stage of the Opera House within the Treasure Gallery.|
|One of the ceremonial headdresses on display in the Treasure Gallery.|
|This ornate dome is in a small pavilion in the Imperial Garden of the Forbidden City.|
|The pavilion atop the hill of Jingshan Park provides the best overhead view of the Forbidden City.|