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5 Awesome Beijing Day Trips Posted by on Apr 29, 2014

Living in the smog-filled concrete jungle of Beijing can be a bit depressing, especially for nature lovers. Sure, there are plenty of local parks, but sometimes flying a kite and practicing tai chi just isn’t enough to satisfy the urge for some time in the great outdoors. Luckily, there are tons of worthwhile day trips…

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Great Wall Campout Posted by on Jun 5, 2013

Visitors to China almost always swing through the capital. Beijing is not only a city with thousands of years of history, but it’s also the political and cultural center of China. On the top of most travel itineraries in the “Northern Capital” is a visit to the Great Wall (长城 – cháng chéng). Although you…

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From Jiankou Great Wall to Mutianyu Posted by on May 15, 2011

In the outskirts of Beijing, it’s possible to hike from the old, wild Great Wall to the newer, tourist friendly section. Starting out at Jiankou (剪口), you can see how the Wall was when it was built hundreds of years ago. After a few hours of hiking on the rugged terrain, you arrive at Mutianyu…

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