"A modern old city" Beijing by sifrim
Beijing Travel Guide: 6,598 reviews and 16,752 photos
I only spent a night and half day in Beijing (of which half in a meeting, unfortunately) , but the hours that I strolled the streets and the Forbidden City were very, very pleasant.
I was very impressed of its cleanliness.
In the morning, after the breakfast I went out for a short walk around the hotel. Without a map, without the camera. Then I saw a metro station and was curious to see how it looks like inside. Then I was surprized to see that the station names are written in english! And in 15 minutes I was in Tiananmen Square, enjoying the morning sun! It was incredible easy :).
Later in the day I had the chance to visit the Forbidden City, this time with two very kind coleagues and with the camera, another unforgetable experience.
It's rather common place to see in the morning people exercising in parks or even on the street. From what I saw these... more travel advice
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