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Beijing Central Axis Video Tour Posted by on Aug 20, 2018

Beijing Central Axis Video Tour

A great way to see most of the famous sights in Beijing in one day is by traveling along the city’s Central Axis. Doing so allows you to visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Drum & Bell Towers, and much more. Explore the Central Axis of Beijing in just 90 seconds with us in…

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Exploring the Central Axis of Beijing Posted by on Aug 15, 2018

Exploring the Central Axis of Beijing

We all know that Beijing has a long history going back thousands of years, but just how did they design this city? Perhaps the most important element in the layout and design of Beijing is the city’s Central Axis (中轴线 – zhōng zhóu xiàn). Most of the essential buildings in the city were constructed along…

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A Walk Around Beijing’s Lakes Posted by on May 16, 2018

Spring is here and it’s one of the best times of the year to get outside in Beijing. Winter in the city can be downright painful. It’s cold, dry, and often very windy. Summer is a totally different extreme. It can be stifling hot and super muggy. Spring is quite pleasant, though, making it a…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – Hutongs Posted by on Apr 16, 2014

It’s finally here – we’ve come to the very end of our Top 10 places in Beijing countdown. With so many historical sites, cultural icons, amazing nightlife spots and more, China’s capital city has it all. On our countdown through the best of the best, we’ve visited the university district of Wudaokou, done tai chi…

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Top 10 Places in Beijing – Beihai/Houhai Posted by on Oct 24, 2013

Our countdown of the Top 10 places in Beijing continues as we get closer and closer to #1. So far, we’ve explored the student haunt of the Wu, gotten artsy in 798, channeled our inner Chipster (Chinese hipster) in Gulou, and practiced tai chi in the local parks. Our next stop is all about the…

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24 Hours in Beijing Posted by on Feb 25, 2013

What could you accomplish with a full 24 hours in Beijing? Probably a lot more than you think! In this video, I take you on a whirlwind tour of the Chinese capital, hitting plenty of the famous sights, enjoying tons of local food, living like a local in some of the parks, and partying like…

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