The Forbidden City

Beijing, China

This is a late post on my trip to The Forbidden City in Beijing on January this year. I always feel that there is an air of mystery with a lot of untold stories in this imperial palace. Prior to the trip, my Chinese colleagues have already advised me not to stay till too late and the haunted activities is the very reason why the imperial palace never stays open to the public late at night.

January is the coldest month in January and it is so cold that the whole lake is frozen.

The trip is about 4 months ago and I cannot remember much of the details so I will just let the photos do the talking.

The Hall of Supreme Harmony

The throne in the Hall of Preserving Harmony

The throne in the Palace of Heavenly Purity

I had hotpot for dinner at this pretty popular hotpot chain restaurant called Xiabu Xiabu (呷哺呷哺) which is easily found in Beijing. It is a very comforting to have hotpot in this cold winter. This sumptuous meal is only less than SGD10. Everything in China is so cheap! I can take cab everywhere I go and also enjoy an affordable 2 hour full body massage at the end of the day. Like a Queen!

I ordered room service for supper after the 2 hours full body massage! Shiok! Can you spot the pinky bolster? It is my beloved bolster girl! My boy made it for me and I bring it with me around the world ever since the first day I started flying. It is a must-bring item if not I will not be able to sleep. Hee.. 🙂

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