The Old Summer Palace

20160728_080610.jpgIMG_5446.JPGLast Thursday we took a trip to our first historical site here in China, the Old Summer Palace. It wasn’t the Summer Palace that most people visit, but one even older than that. It was built around colonial times. The palace (which isn’t really a palace anymore, only ruins) was surrounded by a beautiful garden which we enjoyed walking through before entering the ruins. There were awesome marble bridges and hoards of lotus growing in the ponds. It cost slightly more to get into the ruins, but it was definitely worth it. Our total cost to get 7 people in both the park and the ruins was 105 yuan (which is about 15 US dollars), which is pretty inexpensive considering the awesome things we saw. Continue reading “The Old Summer Palace”