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... into Beijing's history, cultural quirks, modern rules, regulations and customs as well as taking us to the main tourist sites that we had on our itinerary. We started our 3 day tour in Beijing with a visit to the renowned Tian'amin square which is huge (massive infrastructure and buildings are reoccurring themes in China). It can accommodate half a million people and sits next to Mao's mausoleum, the government buildings, the national museum and then the Forbidden city. ...
Yesterday was a great learning experience all around. I started my day joining the three industry professionals and Benson for a tour of the Forbidden City. The Forbidden city is the inner ring of Beijing and is where the Royal Family lived. It was called Forbidden City because normal citizens were not permitted to go inside the palace gates. We walked the square and then headed for the City, only to find out that the Forbidden City was closed and we couldn't go ...
... to be visiting the Forbidden City at the same time as us! Most official guides were carrying telescopic sticks with coloured ribbons or flags tied to them for ease of recognition by their followers. Not ours! Bill, who wasn’t very tall even for a Chinaman, wore a black coat and carried his plaque at chest level bearing our coachtrip identifier, Pink 13, so it was virtually impossible to keep track of him surrounded by thousands of Chinese dressed ...
... the history of Aomen and where it was, but I still had no clue what she was talking about. When I finally had my computer in front of me, I found out that Aomen is that Chinese name of Macau, which I definitely know of.
It was pretty hot out today, so everyone spent a good amount of time sitting down. Once we all searched Changling thoroughly, we moved on to the next tomb, which was named Dingling. It was a very short ...
... are huge avenues, vaulting flyovers, towering skyscrapers, shopping malls and the vast expanse of Tian'an Men Square. The city that the 13th-century Mongo warlord Genghis Khan once put to the torch is undergoing a new, dramatic facelift as a result of a culmination of quarter-century of reform, the pressures of a growing population and the 2000 Olympics.
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