China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), in Asia, is the world's most populous state, with a population of over 1.381 billion. The PRC is a single-party state governed by the Communist Party of China, with Beijing as its capital city.
Had a lovely cruise down the harbour past the old Kai Tak airport. Then up to the peak for dinner. Plenty of food, but a bit of a rush to eat. Then off to the Temple Street Night Markets which we had a nice browse and fortunately it was near our hotel so we got to walk home.
The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, was
The Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, was the former imperial palace of the Chinese royal families. It’s a huge complex and it’s best to wear comfortable walking shoes to explore this place. There is not much shade so a hat and sunscreen would be recommended for sunny days. Some tourists were using umbrellas to provide shade.
The Forbidden City is located at the North end of Tiananmen Square. The only entrance is through the Gate of Heavenly Peace but there are three other exits. It's closed on Mondays.
There are washrooms, gift shops, and restaurants on site. Signs are in both Chinese and English. It helps to have a map and plan ahead on what you what to see. Expect crowds and many tour groups.Show More