|View of Summer Palace from far|
A day when I visited the "Summer Palace", I ended up in "Fragrant Hills Park" first...
|Shop - on the way to Fragrant Hills Park|
|One of the shops around Fragrant Hills Park|
Within 15 minutes, I saw the sign "North Gate" in English and other words in Chinese characters. Could it be the north gate of Summer Palace? I asked the aunty at ticket office: Summer Palace? She responded; “no, Summer Palace bus 303”.
|North Gate of Fragrant Hills Park|
Like any other traveller, getting lost might be part of the experience. I could join a tour or go with a tour guide, but somehow I preferred to wander around myself.
|Fragrant Hills Park|
I can see the top of the palace from very far away…
I decided to walk towards the Hall of Benevolence and Longevity. It was truly a long walk around the lake. I saw many elderly couples sitting on the benches facing the peaceful lake. They seem to enjoy their moments; reading newspaper, having drinks or having their lunch.
|Jade Belt Bridge|
|A corner in Suzhou Street|
Here is the East Gate where I wish I would have arrived at the beginning…