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  • 1. Forbidden City

    There are two essentials to see - the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven Park. At the Forbidden City keep to the edges. The main central buildings are crowded and it is difficult to get through...

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  • 2. Great Wall

    hi: There are many sections of wall in beijing, for those yong travellers who want to hike the wild wall, muoshikou pass is an ideal venue. it is not far from mutianyu section, it is combine water...

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  • 3. Eating and Drinking

    beijing has it's share of sweets and I could say that they are truly yummy but unfortunately i could not make out the translations since they have really bad chin-glish. some are very familiar like...

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  • 4. Tiananmen Square

    I was there 3 years ago this November, from memory we arrived about 10am, Fistly do you know that you have to go across the road and leave everything there, e.g. camera, bags etc. it is not hard...

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  • 5. Churches

    Are you an expat looking for a church in Beijing? Please join us on Sunday at the Congregation of the Good Shepherd (COGS), which has been worshiping in Beijing since 1993. We are an international,...

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  • 6. Summer Palace

    In China, there are many beautiful gates built, many destroyed and rebuilt. This is one of my favorite gate located at the foot of Longevity Hill and overlooks Kunming Lake. It is a symbol of era...

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  • 7. Climate

    The thing we missed most about home was blue skies. In 28 days of travel in China, we saw only 4 days of blue skies. We were there in April 2010 and it was extremely cold in Beijing with a few...

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  • 8. Shopping

    To Get a Feel of Local Setting I suggest you go to a local department store to be experience local beijing shopping if you have time and these are not near Wang Fu Jing but farther in Other districts,...

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  • 9. Hutongs

    When living in a hutong, you're exposed to some aspects of the locals' daily lives, such as their pets. In this case, I found these 3 furry charmers in the hutong where Red Lantern House (main and...

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  • 10. Yuan Ming Yuan

    The original Summer Palace was located southeast of the current Summer Palace and just north of Peking University's campus. Construction began in the early Qing dynasty (1709) and took nearly 150...

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  • 11. Temple of Heaven

    We enjoyed our morning at the Temple of Heaven, which we found beautiful and relaxing. There were people picnicking in the grounds, and some people playing strange one-stringed instruments and...

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  • 12. Beijing's Parks

    This is a fond memory of my trip to Beijing: people (mainly elderly) in Tiantan park/Temple of Heaven complex practising Tai Chi, walking backwards, playing ball games, exercising, singing, waltzing....

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  • 13. Ming Tombs

    One of the main attractions which you can visit in Beijing is the Ming Tombs. This is the burial ground of 13 Emperors out of 17 Emperors of Ming Dinasty. This map shows the Ming Tombs' unique...

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  • 14. Museums and Exhibitions

    This was one of two Salvador Dali exhibitions that I went to during my 2002 around the world trip... The other one was in Brugges, Belgium... Both exhibitions focused on fascinating late period works...

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  • 15. Lama Temple - Yonghegong

    I had never thought that there was a lamasery (Lama temple) in Beijing. As we were travelling towards Tibet with its many Buddhist cloisters and temples, it was kind of surprising to see this...

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  • 16. Beijing Map

    Having just started with this site, I decided to share some of my pictures.. When you walk, rather than getting a bus (even if it drops you at your door) there is always plenty to see everywhere you...

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  • 17. History

    Beijing is a vivid metropolis with over one hundred flyovers!The city is growing at a staggeringly fast pace, leaving those poorer cities behind. However this city has an extensive past; for a...

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  • 18. Universities

    DONT RENT APARTMENT BEHIND XIJIAO HOTEL WEST 1 BUILDING ITS 21 FLOOR HIGH BUILDING WHITE BEHIND XIJIAO HOTEL,THERE IS SECURITY IN ENTRANCE,,MANAGER NAME"MAO" ,WILL RENT HOUSE TO YOU AND EVERYTIME WILL...

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  • 19. Language

    China can be forbidding for an American (and most other nationalities, I guess) traveler because the use of characters makes reading signs impossible. What I found is that most young people speak...

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  • 20. Acrobatic Show

    We really enjoyed taking in an acrobatic show while we were in Beijing. The feats are all quite amazing. Coming from a sport background where flexibility is key I am always in awe of the...

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  • 21. Beijing Zoo

    I visited the Beijing zoo but was very sad at the pathetic state of the entire place. I was really tempted - at that moment - to send the park officials inside the Panda House to make them clean...

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  • 22. Narration on attractions by local tour guide

    This picture was taken at Prince Gong's Mansion in Beijing ~a Chinese tour guide leading a group of local Chinese tourist. She was giving a narration of the...

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  • 23. Beijing Airport

    Check your airline website if they have a lounge in Beijing airport and you may be able to buy a pass, usually, it costs $50-70 per person.I lived in Beijing...

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  • 24. Things to be aware of...

    Two important issues that we noticed:1. Beijing is a city of 20 million people. There is a high chance that the taxi driver may not know where your hotel is....

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  • 25. Maps

    Before I went to Beijing, I bought a map with street names, sights etc. written both in Chinese and in English.If you are going to explore the city and visit...

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