Coming up: The Forbidden City and Tian An Men Square
Friday, October 23, 2009
China Trip - Day Two
The second morning we left Beijing to travel to the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall. We made a stop at a Jade Factory for more shopping - such beautiful jewelry! I must admit I purchased a few items! Then on to the Ming Tombs. These are the tombs of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. Only 3 tombs are open to the public. Our tour went to the area where Emperor Zhu Di and his empress were buried. We stopped for lunch at a huge Friendship Store, where we shopped some more after lunch. Then on to the Great Wall. The Chinese have a saying that goes something like this "If you haven't been to the Great Wall, you haven't been to China". It's quite a sight! Enjoy my slide show of the Ming Tombs and the Great Wall.