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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!