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Visiting Beijing

One of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing is a massive and historical metropolis, as packed with grand history as it is with skyscrapers and office buildings. Whether you’re here to hike the Great Wall or just explore the city’s restaurants and nightlife, you’ll find no shortage of things to do in Beijing.

Try hiking the Great Wall - there’s a host of sections of the wall within easy reach of the city, from the wildly popular Great Wall at Badaling to the beautifully preserved Great Wall at Simitai. Within the city limits you’ll find such world-famous sites as the massive Forbidden City, the sprawling Tiananmen Square and the gorgeous ancient Bei... Read More
One of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing is a massive and historical metropolis, as packed with grand history as it is with skyscrapers and office buildings. Whether you’re here to hike the Great Wall or just explore the city’s restaurants and nightlife, you’ll find no shortage of things to do in Beijing.

Try hiking the Great Wall - there’s a host of sections of the wall within easy reach of the city, from the wildly popular Great Wall at Badaling to the beautifully preserved Great Wall at Simitai. Within the city limits you’ll find such world-famous sites as the massive Forbidden City, the sprawling Tiananmen Square and the gorgeous ancient Bei Hai Park.

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Stories and Tips Beijing

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Sheer Numbers

Written by pabrams52 on 28 Apr, 2011

There are many revelations to behold in China. As this was my first visit, I was in complete awe of them all. I could, and probably will, describe the usual suspects to which all visitors flock with great curiosity: the seemingly endless…Read More


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My first Tauck Tour

Written by pabrams52 on 27 Apr, 2011

Who needs Calgon, when one only has to sign up for Tauck tour to see the world. The many adventures that Tauck offers are truly some of life’s more pleasurable experiences. If you are fortunate enough to be able to afford such a…Read More


Shopping in Beijing, China

Written by meiji15 on 25 Apr, 2010

China, besides the Great Wall, this country is famous for its awesome gadgets and other electronic goods, though, these are not the only items China has to offer. Its cultural heritage as well as history of barters and trades makes it the idyllic place to…Read More


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A Day Touring Beijing- Summer Palace and the Hutong

Written by nofootprint on 28 Dec, 2009

We are surprised at how modern the city is as we drive in from the airport. There are lots of skyscrapers with brilliantly lit lights. In the morning the smog is heavy and everything looked gray. As we drove through the congested streets of Beijing…Read More


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Transport around Beijing

Written by EsslingerBrian on 22 Nov, 2009

Finding your way around a foreign city can seem like a daunting task, especially when all the signs are written in a language that you don’t understand, but Beijing is a very traveller friendly city, and an ease to navigate. With an extensive metro system…Read More


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Top 3 Bar Areas in Beijing

Written by happysh2009 on 15 Oct, 2009

Advantages: many choices.Disadvantages: westerlized.There are more than 400 bars around Beijing. Most of them are located in the northern and eastern areas of the city. The most famous areas are the top 3 listed below. 1. San li Tun & Worker's Stadium Since the first…Read More


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Beijing - Even Better Than The Real Thing

Written by Bill Pfeffer on 04 Apr, 2009

Beijing appeared to be a bloated metropolis all gussied up for the August Olympics, scrubbed clean with colorful potted plants lining the streets, with not a speck of litter marring the immaculate avenues. Volunteer booths were conspicuous at subway stops, manned by enthusiastic young people…Read More


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Knock-Offs and the Art Scene in Beijing

Written by blueskygirl on 17 Dec, 2008

Shopping: We went to the Silk Street Market twice. The first time, it was just way too crowded for me. No thank you! The second time, honestly I tried to find something I wanted to buy but I just couldn’t. I hate fake bags and…Read More


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The Great Wall of China

Written by LAFRAGIA on 29 Nov, 2008

We journeyed to China for a week. While in this huge land, we were fully escorted by personnel from China Pac Tours. During our stay we had the chance to visit the Great Wall of China. This is a must. Especially now it is also…Read More


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Gugong: Forbidden no longer

Written by phileasfogg on 08 Sep, 2007

Gugong – the Forbidden City – was at the top of our list of must-sees in Beijing. Unfortunately, it seemed (though I must admit, with justification) to top everybody else’s list as well. We arrived at Wu men, the Meridian Gate of the Forbidden City,…Read More


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