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Tian'anmen Square

 

BEIJING

 

China’s national capital is a vast city with a population of roughly 11 million. Economic reforms and preparations for the 2008 Summer Olympics have accelerated the pace of change. Roads that once swarmed with bicycles have been taken over by automobiles.

 

However, Beijing is truly incomparable. No other Chinese city offers so many marvels, ancient and modern. Where else can you walk the Great Wall like a sentinel, crisscross the haunting expanses of Tian’anmen Square, freely explore the splendors of the Forbidden City and gorge yourself on crispy Beijing (Peking) duck?

 

Wednesday, March 28

 

Arrived on flight from Shantou at 4:20 p.m.   

Took chartered bus with John (tour guide)

Drove past Tian'anmen Square and Forbidden City 

Checked into Novotel Xinqiao Beijing Hotel

 

Dinner on own  

Free evening to rest or roam Beijing

 

Farore says:
Cool you've seen Tien'anmen by night!! I only saw it during the day but the picture shows that even at night it's beautiful.
Posted on: Aug 25, 2007
WaltJake says:
Looking forward to seeing all these sites in just a few weeks! Will be in Beijing soon for 4 days...any tips, advice or suggestions?
Posted on: Apr 02, 2007
cynthiagao says:
it's awosome! I can tell you enjoy your trip of china, if you have chance go there next time, i think i can show you other interesting things. Oh it's good idea Ill write down in my travbudyy bolg later.
Posted on: Sep 14, 2006
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Tiananmen Square
Tian'anmen Square
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Now in Beijing after 3-hour flight
Airport renovated for 2008 Olympics
Airport renovated for 2008 Olympics
Chinese History Museum
Chinese History Museum
South entrance of Forbidden City
South entrance of Forbidden City
Original gate of old Beijing
Original gate of old Beijing
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Team greets Mike's Christian friend
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