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National Museum of China Posted by on Dec 26, 2016

There are many impressive historical and cultural sights in Beijing, from the Forbidden City to the Great Wall. One place that doesn’t get nearly as much attention as it deserves is the National Museum of China. It’s totally free, and it’s full of fascinating artifacts from thousands of years of Chinese history. Take a short tour…

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Exploring the Ancient Capital of Luoyang Posted by on Sep 7, 2016

Everyone knows that Beijing is the current capital of China, but that hasn’t always been the case. Many different locations have served as the capital of the Middle Kingdom through the centuries. In addition to Beijing, three other cities make up the Four Ancient Capitals of China (中国四大古都 – zhōng guó sì dà gǔ dū)…

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From Communist Factory to Art Haven – 798 Posted by on Aug 16, 2014

If you love art, then you’d better get to Beijing to check out the 798 Art District (798艺术区 – qī jiǔ bā yì shù qū). Housed amongst old decommissioned military factories, the area has an interesting back story to say the least. Back in the early 1950s, the newly formed People’s Republic of China teamed…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – 798 Posted by on Jun 15, 2013

We’re counting down the Top 10 places in the Chinese capital here, based on my experience living here for over 4 years. With so many interesting places to visit in Beijing, it’s been tough whittling the list down to just ten. In the first post, we explored the student hangout of Wudaokou, which features some…

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A Trip Through 798 Art District – Part Two Posted by on Mar 27, 2011

As we continue our stroll through 798, check out some of the interesting art going on in the street – from funky sculptures, to live graffiti, to angels hanging off the side of a building. 喝咖啡以后,你可以看到很多有趣的雕塑 – hē kā fēi yǐ hòu, nǐ kě yǐ kàn dào hěn duō yǒu qù de diāo sù After…

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