We touristed the Summer Palaces today, and took a lot of photos. I will have a lot to say in my next long blog post about the main character of the Summer Palace, Empress Dowager Cixi. An evil Catherine the Great-type, she is one of those historical figures that you either hate, or love to hate. In the meantime, here are some other pictures and a map of the Summer Palace, definitely one of the more pleasant places we’ve been in China so far. Those Qing rulers really had it made.