Summer Palace, Beijing 2009

My good friend and his wife came to China to visit and we did a whirlwind touring trip in Beijing and Shanghai of all the big sights.  Beijing was great as the scaffolding from all the renovations of the last 3 years was finally gone.

The Summer Palace is in the northwest corner of Beijing and has some impressive grounds and a beautiful lake.  Summer is the key word here as the Lake was still partially mostly frozen and the trees lacking any green.  We enjoyed a nice walk around the lake and up to the palace. To see the other photo albums from the China 09 trip, click on the buttons below.