The Summer Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site with a rich history, formerly used by Chinese imperials as a summer getaway from Beijing.
Today, it’s a picturesque park with plenty of architecture to admire, all amidst the brisk air of Kunmin Lake. The weather was gorgeous, a beautiful fall breeze and changing colored leaves all around. The park was bigger than we expected!
We took a delightful dragon ferry boat across the glistening lake to a small island connected by a long walking bridge. The view looking back towards the Summer Palace as we floated by was gorgeous! We’re really loving the Fall weather that we missed in Boston!🍁🍂
At night, we visited the Wangfujin Market, known for its eccentric foods for sale. The sights and smells did not disappoint (depending on how you look at it)! 😷😅🦂 Scorpions, centipedes, and cicadas for sale.
With a big trip tomorrow, we’ll have to save the grasshoppers, scorpions, and bugs for another time. 😅