Before going to China, it’s natural to brush up on some Ancient Chinese History.
And of course, that leads to Emperors and Empresses.
We decided to have a go.
Caution: If you want to take up being an Empress, think about going into tight-rope-walking. Neck straight. Eyes ahead. Don’t slouch! Or your hat will fall off.
For 3 yuan (approximately 50 cents), we ruled the Summer Palace. Well, we had our pictures taken in a room. Apparently, it was pretty amusing to see foreigners dressing up in these old costumes. A few random Chinese people took some photos too. Hmm…interesting…
The look on Mime’s face is real.
She thinks I look weird…. I thinks she looks…
So for five minutes we ruled supreme — Empresses of the Summer Palace! Bow!
And then we returned the costumes and continued our wanderings of the Palace.