Tianmen Square & the Forbidden City

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Tianmen Square

Chairman Mao. Above the entrance to the Imperial Palace

The Imperial Palace / Forbidden City. Plan at least half a day for it

A quiet corner in the palace garden, outer court

President Sun Yat-Sen, the founder of modern China, the transition from imperial to republic of China, was lain in state in one of the palast building to be farewelled by the nation.

A Pavilion

Roof of the pavilion

Roofed gangway for the Emperor

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