22 February 2018

The Summer Palace - Beijing - China

The Summer Palace - Beijing - China (2017)

On our last day in Beijing we decided to visit The Summer Palace, it was the height of the summer season so it seemed only right to pay it a visit and make the most of the bright, warm weather. Although I'm living in Thailand where it's always summer my parents are still living in the UK where even the summers are full of rain and gloom so I thought it would be a nice place to take them to enjoy our last day together.

The Summer Palace - Beijing - China (2017)

I barely remember The Summer Palace from seven years ago although what I do remember is being stood at the entrance for a long time while lots of Chinese people lined up to take photos with us which was a very strange experience for me at the time but now China is more open to international tourism we're not such a rare sight to see!

The Summer Palace - Beijing - China (2017)

The Palace is surrounded by a large lake which you can rent boats to ride around in but we decided to just sit and enjoy the cool breeze from the waters and reflect on the great times we had together as a family. As I was due to leave Beijing later that day we didn't really have much time to explore the actual palaces but just walking around the lake and seeing the palace from afar was beautiful enough.

The Summer Palace - Beijing - China (2017)

The Summer Palace is such a beautiful place and although it was very busy that day I still felt relaxed and happy. My trip back to Beijing was so much fun and I would love to explore more of China and even go back to Xi'an one day and see how much my Panda babies have grown up. I was humbled at the kindness that everyone showed us there and it really made me feel so thankful for my life, this trip was exactly what I needed to feel re-invigorated and more myself again. Don't worry China I'll be back... one day.


Have you ever been to China? What places would you love to visit?
Love & Sunshine
Cate
xoxo


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