The 17 Arches Bridge

It's almost unfair to be taken to two attractions in a single day that each probably deserves a whole day. It's just how the tourist death march works, I guess.

On this morning, before going to the Forbidden City in the afternoon, we were taken to the Imperial Summer Palace, a complex of buildings beside a man-made lake, and set on a large hill composed of the soil and rock that had been dug out to make the lake. A beautiful setting, and one that would be even more interesting with enough time to really explore the details.

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