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Forbidden City

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming dynasty to the end of the Qing dynasty. It is located in the center ofBeijing, China, and now houses the Palace Museum. 210 more words

Historical Places

Beijing's Ancient City Center

We were up early again on day 3 in Beijing! Today we were headed to the city center with alot of sites to cover.  Tiananmen Square… 862 more words

Spring / Summer Travels

Beijing day one.

Once getting home from West Lake we worked our bums off for the next week or two hosting radio shows, making documentaries, filming and editing (I will do a post on everything we got up to university wise a little later). 591 more words

China

Beijing & Great Wall, China 2014

In June 2014 I was sent by my employer to Beijing for 10 days. First time in my life I could enjoy a business class flight and for the first time flying Boeing 747. 583 more words

Travel

Of wandering in the Forbidden City

In an earlier blog post about the Great Wall, I mentioned the Great Wall as one of the items on my bucket list. Well, guess what? 675 more words

It's no longer forbidden, so go.

Back in the day, when China was broken into many parts, and the Emperor held a position similar to Kim Jung Un today in North Korea, the Forbidden City was exactly that. 791 more words

Travel

Wonders of the World

Everyone knows that there are both the 7 wonders of the ancient world and the 7 wonders of modern times. However, I think that those who composed the list missed a few important places. 281 more words

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