Leaving the hotel about 7am, we caught the metro to the Summer Palace. It was about a 40 minute train trip and we arrived at the palace when it opened. It was an amazing, large set of palace buildings situated on a lake.
The Summer palace had many complexes, temples and residential buildings. There were beautiful paintings along the “long corridor”.
Having walked to the top of the hill, we then descended and caught the dragon boat so that we could walk to the island. What is amazing in a place like this is that there were areas where there were no tourists and other areas that were wall to wall people.
We were successful in getting back to the hotel via the metro. What an amazing morning!