Long day of seeing ancient China

Today we experienced a great tour of both the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.

We hired a private car and headed out early in the morning – arriving at the Great Wall north east of Beijing. We decided not to walk up and instead took the tram to the top – and then walked for over an hour down and back up the stretch of the wall we were at.

No picture can capture the beauty and the sheer awesome accomplishment of building a structure along a mountain peak.