This was the worst sight we saw on our whole China trip. Not only were there masses of Chinese tour groups with speaker phones, but also there was basically nothing to see. To get to the interior of the rooms, you had to wait and squeeze by a crown of Chinese and Asian tourists. And once you poked your head into the rooms, they were often sealed with acrylic glas which was probably never cleaned since they installed it. The worst thing was, the Forbidden City wasn't even renovated, pait was coming off the walls and awnings, and the rooms had mostly nothing more in it than a chair. We spent all of 30 minutes in the city and that was more than enough.
A disappointing experience when you come from a city such as Pingyao where you are able to see beautiful old Chinese architecture in abundance.
A disappointing experience when you come from a city such as Pingyao where you are able to see beautiful old Chinese architecture and style of living in abundance.
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