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Beijing - the Forbidden City

“Beijing – förbjudna staden” was first published on my Swedish Blog.

So, I finally got to do my visit no 2 in the Forbidden City, the other day when I tried I’d forgotten my passport – and no, that’s not possible anymore!  891 more words



Our flight touched down a little after 1am. The nine hour leg from Australia to Guangzhou had arrived with just enough time to clear immigration, catch a golf cart, hike a mile and then take a bus out to catch the flight that bought us in to Beijing. 841 more words

A few more things to do in Hue

Following the busy morning from last weeks post, we had lunch in a garden restaurant. After an extremely refreshing lemonade, a quick video chat with my mother and the scoffing of at least 6 spring rolls, we were on our way! 248 more words


Treasure Palace

Today on Museum Bites we’re continuing our tour of the Forbidden City with a stroll through the Treasure Gallery and Hall of Clocks and Watches… 630 more words


Gate Crashing

Today on Museum Bites we’re continuing our Chinese adventure with a tour through the Forbidden City. Located in the heart of Beijing, this 178-acre fortress was home to 24 emperors and served as China’s seat of government for over 500 years. 660 more words


"There's always more behind Tiananmen..."

The Forbidden City has an enormous presence, both literally and figuratively. Its first gate, the Tiananmen (“Gate of Heavenly Peace”), stretches out across the northern edge of the square of the same name. 1,193 more words

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