To celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival, I took a trip to the Forbidden City in the heart of Beijing.
The Forbidden City is, of course, a top place to visit when in Beijing. I’ve visited many times through the years in different seasons, and every time it still astounds me with it ancient presence (and also with how big it is!).
I’m also a big fan of Hanfu, and love to get dressed up. I recently just got this red Hanfu for myself – thanks Taobao- and decided a trip to the Forbidden City would be the perfect inaugural wearing of it.
September also might possibly be the best month in Beijing for sightseeing – the summer heat and the holiday crowds are gone, but you have bright sunny days and great temperatures for walking around.
So, armed with my trusty camera tripod, cell phone tripod, and red Hanfu, I embarked on a solo morning adventure to China’s ancient imperial palace. Check out some of the photos I took by myself below – I put a lot of time and sweat into these, so I hope you enjoy them 😉
For more details about taking a trip here check out my Guide To Visiting the Forbidden City.
Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! Hope you are celebrating with lots of mooncakes and lanterns.
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