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Old Summer Palace

There is not much left of the Old Summer Palace which was razed in the First Opium War. Even this foundation had to be restored to give a glimpse of how grand it was. The grounds are immense; the palace was known as the "Versailles of the Orient".
The Last Weekend Trip - Beijing

July 12th 2011
Editor’s Note We are now back in Canada and up to our ears in emptying the storage locker here, unpacking the crate we shipped home from China, dealing with the renovations to our home and thinking about what to take to Williams Lake for next year. But that is a story for another day. There are still Chinese trips to address! Beijing weekend The schedule showed us leavin ... read more
Asia » China » Beijing

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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