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Three nights in Beijing....

Air miles can expire! Who would’ve thought that? Faced with the choice of a) letting them expire, b) exchange them for some useless products I don’t need or c) travelling somewhere alone leaving wife and children at home I decided to go for the latter. 585 more words


Museum provides a story of success - Chinadaily.com.cn

by Wang Kaihao

I have written about the Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, for nearly five years.

Situated in the heart of Beijing, the home to emperors from 1420 to 1911, it is the world’s largest palace complex, covering more than 720,000 square meters. 57 more words


Beijing’s Palace Museum to mark Forbidden City’s 600th anniversary in 2020 - Global Times

Global Times

The Forbidden City in Beijing was home to the imperial court between 1420 and 1912. Now home to the Palace Museum, it houses more than 1.8 million cultural relics and is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions. 62 more words


China 2019 – Beijing

Our photography tour ended in Shanghai but we spent time in Beijing.  From Shanghai we took a bullet train to Beijing and stayed near the center of the city.  158 more words


Grandeur of Beijing

I have been to Beijing on a business trip sometime in 2006.  I was fortunate that one of my companions – ironically a Taiwanese – toured me inside the Forbidden City and its surrounding areas including the historic  Tiananmen Square. 89 more words


Beijing - Forbidden City

For my second week of vacation I went to Beijing. I was a little worried about this trip because it was during the Chinese New Year and I had heard mixed opinions about being in Beijing during the holidays. 1,178 more words


Why would you Guy Around in China?

The first things that most people think about China are overpopulation, pollution, Yao Ming, the one-child policy, eating dogs and the place where everything is made.  347 more words