For a minute I thought that the Forbidden City was populated by staff dressed in period costumes (think Kings’ Landing or Upper Canada Village) but it was not so. Tourism is big business in China, and increasingly so for Chinese tourists at their own sites. Sites recalling the dynasties of long-gone imperial families were as popular as any. It was Chinese who were renting these costumes to get the feel of life in the Ming dynasty, not we westerners!
Some white folks among the Chinese tourists – from Sinorama Bus 2.
I just noticed the girl’s shirt. Yet another example of English on T-shirts. Though this one made sense, I wonder if she knew what it meant, or that the E was backwards!