(Sep 01-09, 2001)
A whirlwind tour through 5 cities in China. Tiananmen Square, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Terra Cotta Soldiers, and more.
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My brother Ken and I at Tian An Men (Gate of Heavenly Peace) Square.
They specifically prohibit you from taking pictures with the guards but...
A rare surviving portrait of Chairman Mao greets visitors at the gate to the Forbidden City.
Judy's mom met up with us for the first two days of the tour.
Just entering the Forbidden City.
Many of the steps within the city had unique designs like these carved into them.
Posing next to a sculpture of the Turtle Dragon.
The number of animals on the roof of each palace signified its importance.
Parking lot of the Great Wall outside of Beijing. Look closely and you can see people hiking up it.
From here, you can hike up to the 6th tower. You can see 4 of them here.
From the top of the 6th tower. Only 1,600 steps to get there! Some of the steps were really steep - up to 2 feet tall!
More views from the top of the 6th tower.
Brothers Anh & Bunh who were on the tour with us.