The most beautiful place in Beijing: Summer Palace. No doubt about it. It is also probably the only area full of lush, beautiful trees, winding pathways, and a giant lake. A group of friends and I headed the many warnings and went on a weekday. I finally had room to walk, the ability to take a photo without it being jamb packed with people, and the room to take in the beauty. If I could choose one place to live in Beijing it would without a doubt be a little house of my creation on the property of the Summer Palace. Highly unlikely to ever happen, but a beautiful enough dream. The day started out hot, and clear, but after a few hours the heat turned to muggy air that was so humid you could nearly drink. Despite the heat and air, we climbed stairs and weaved through pathways. The sights could only be described by pictures, so here are some for you.
So many paths to choose from! Where would you walk?
Me walking down a path.
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