Pretty, isn't it? People climb up to the Summer Palace to have tea.
This is back at the Forbidden City (my bad!). Regular people could walk
up the steps, but the Emperor was carried on his litter up the center
where the dragon carvings are.
This spot is an "echo" spot like at the monastery on Lantau Island. The
center disk is convex while the surrounding blocks are set at a concave
angle. It was FREEZING in Beijing!