Today we got up very early 7.30! and set out on our first Beijing bus.
We got to the Summer Palace an hour and a half later and had breakfast / lunch.
Here is a lesson for you - bout time you people learnt some culture!!
The Summer Palace is a large park with lakes and lots of bridges where the royals retreated to to avoid the heat in the summer months.
There were many temples and the majority of other traditional buildings have been convered into museums.
We also met our first 5m tall buddha with 5 heads and 24 arms.
Not quite sure why.
You can see from the photos that apart from the smog it would be a really nice place!
We ended up walking about 10 miles around this place and have very tired legs!