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Big crowds, go early

Lots of people want to see the Forbidden City. Go early or do what we did, go twice and the second time pass all the early entrants and head for the quiet areas. They won't be for long.
The Last Gasp - Beijing II

September 7th 2011
Getting there is half the fun We had been to Beijing a couple of times before so while we had hardly exhausted the list of things to do, we had been to many of the “must see” locations and could now just relax and meander about doing things that interested us. I realized we were becoming used to China when the cab driver from the airport drove past our hostel and I was able to st ... 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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