Today was an incredibly surreal experience visiting Tiananmen square and The Forbidden city whilst the annual Chinese Communist Party conference proceeded. Police and army officials dominated the area with massive crowds present. 80,000 capped tickets are sold daily permitting access to this superbly historic location.
Student George Waller: “The grandeur of Tiananmen Square and The Summer Palace was overwhelming. We saw the huge portrait of Chairman Mao before hearing infamous stories of the Forbidden City”.