January 15, 2020

Our Family Trip to China, Part Six

A visit to China should definitely include a walk through Beijing's Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City.

We toured Tiananmen Square on day-seven of our trip. The square contains the Monument to the People's Heroes, the Great Hall of the People, the National Museum of China, and the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, who proclaimed the founding of the People's Republic of China there in 1949. It is also the location of the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests, otherwise known as the Tiananmen Square Massacre. Next, we visited the Forbidden City, the former Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. And on our eighth and last day, we enjoyed time at Kunming Lake, the central lake on the grounds of the Summer Palace where we tried ice biking and chair skating - it was a wonderful week for the whole family. Big thanks to our travel manager, Rachel Cooper, from Red Savannah for planning such a fun and informative trip.

Enjoy these last photos of our trip to China.