After our sumptuous meal at Wangfujing, it’s time to see the famous Forbidden City. We just walk towards the entrance since it’s near. To our surprise, there is a very very long line going to Forbidden City. Plus so many police officers around the area. We were thinking why there are so many locals going inside the Forbidden. Is it holiday? Do they have any special celebration? We didn’t know why…
Our trip has been a social media retreat as China is regulating the use of internet and Facebook. You need to have a vpn to be able to access facebook. Although we have wifi at the hotel, it’s too weak that we can’t even use google. So when I got home, I checked the internet and found out that a Popular Irish accordionist Sharon Shannon will perform today at the Forbidden’s City Concert Hall. So that explains why there’s so many people going inside the Forbidden City.
Look, frozen lake!
We went up to see the temples. As usual, another photoshoot opportunity for us.
We heard Tagalog words and thought it was them but it’s another group of Pinoy tourist. So we continued roaming around the place searching for the lake but no luck.
So we decided to go down to check if our groupmates is at the entrance already. But they’re not yet there. Probably still waiting for us to show up at the lake. Darvs told Liz and Kha that we will try to look for the lake and just wait for us until 5pm, in case, the group is back at the entrance.
So we started walking again but using the different trail. We just kept walking and took lots of photos! More door selfies!
And voila, we found the lake!!!
After a few photos, we decided to go back to the entrance. It’s getting dark now, would be difficult to walk as we didn’t see light post. And we still have to go and visit the Bird’s Nest & Water Cube.
On our way back, wee realized that if we just continue walking down, we should have found the lake earlier. We are so close in our first try. I think they need to put more signs. But anyway, it’s still a success story.