The Forbidden Palace

 

The Forbidden Palace is vast. It is incredible to think that literally thousands of people lived here and their sole purpose was to make one man happy.

 

 

The attention to details is staggering.

 

 

Courtyard after courtyard, roof after roof.

 

 

Finally the last gate after going through several courtyards designed to make the Palace almost impregnable.

 

 

All hand painted.....

 

 

This gives a sense of the size of even smaller inner courtyards.

 

 

The roof tiles were amazing...even the plants are trained to be symmetrical

 

 

Building after building ...(and your boy being told to stop putting "his hand in the air" !)

 

 

Fierce dragons guard incredible artificial hills with temples on top.

 

 

There were even elephants whose legs went the wrong way!

 

 

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