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CHINA - Beijing’s Palaces, Parks and Temples - September/October 2019

September 27th 2019
DOWNTOWN BEIJING Since our last blog from Beijing, formerly Peking we have enjoyed getting acclimatised to the area whilst resting after our flight and a great days hike on the Great Wall. We enjoyed several shorter walks around our hotel watching locals go about their everyday lives, little market stalls being set up on the side of the road and we noticed that the fresh p ... read more
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Chinese Flag For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
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28th September 2019

The crowds is not a big problem actually
Too bad you couldn't visit the Forbidden City. It is quite an experience actually. Don't worry about there being many visitors. It actually doesn't get crowded. The place is huge and most visitors come on tours. They walk in groups and don't take up much space as they move along. Hope you have a chance to come back some other time and see it. /Ake
28th September 2019

The Forbidden City
Hi Ake - Yes it was such a shame that we were unable to visit the city this time but we were so grateful that at least we had a 'birds eye' view. Regards Sheila

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