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Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

Today in Beijing we visited Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The Forbidden city has 9,999 1/2 rooms with many palaces. When we first went into the gates you could see the characters labeling the front of the gates.

There were about 5 gates we went through. All having some type of marble stairs or carvings nearby. After we traveled through all the gateways and doors we exited and headed up a man-made hill. This hill was made to have an aerial view of the whole Forbidden city. The hills height was about 89 meters. After we finished the hike back down we got onto the bus to go to lunch. After lunch we went to the art hub of China, called the 798. The art hub was full of studios of artists pieces or of artists in the middle of their works. There was also a lot of amazing graffiti. The studios had wild pieces, to ordinary pieces, to barely any pieces at all. With all the art studios there were many other places like restaurants, coffee shops, and clothing shops. The 798 area was super cool and different.

-Adriana Paulus


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