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"Rain, Rain" Top 5 Page for this destination Taxis Tip by filipdebont

Taxis, Beijing: 86 reviews and 49 photos

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by filipdebont

After I had visited the Forbidden City, I left the complex via the Northern gate (Devine Military genius gate).

But from there it was difficult to grab a taxi, in order to return to my hotel.

And then it started to rain, not a little rain, but a lot of water, even too much water, as very soon all the streets were flooded.

And no taxi wanted to take us to the other side of the city. So the only thing we could do was to return towards the Tiananmen Square by foot. And that was quite a distance in these heavy rain showers.

So that is why I should advise that it is wise that you start your visit at the Forbidden City via the Northern gate, and like this after the visit you finish at the Tiananmen Square, close to the Subway station.

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  • Written Jan 15, 2005
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