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The Forbidden City: Photo Gallery

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Places to Visit in Beijing: Amazing Whistler at the Forbidden City
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Amazing Whistler at the Forbidden City

One of the things I remember most about trying to find the entrance to the Forbidden City was this whistler. He was passionate about what he was doing as we walked by. I didn't want to stop and gawk at him since most of the people outside in Beijing were doing something extraordinary, but this guy had a real gift!Related Posts:

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China Scams: Art Students Target Beijing Tourists at the Forbidden City
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China Scams: Art Students Target Beijing Tourists at the Forbidden City

One of the common scams in China involves so-called "art students". They befriend tourists and then offer them work-of-art-knock-offs. As we walk around the outer walls of the Forbidden City, people do Tai Chi in the open spaces, music plays, and we wander around trying to find an entrance gate. ...
Beijing Tourism: In Search of the Forbidden City
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Beijing Tourism: In Search of the Forbidden City

On our first try getting into the Forbidden City, we walked all around the outer walls trying to find an entrance with fewer people cued up to go in. It just didn't make sense to us that Beijing-ers would be going to the Forbidden City en masse on a random Saturday. We thought perhaps there was a special event and that maybe the entrance to the Forbidden City was located elsewhere.In this video, we ...
Beijing Tourism: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
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Beijing Tourism: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

On our first try getting into the Forbidden City, we arrived on a Saturday to find that the lines were really long. Confused by this, John, Jennifer, and Lydian decide to try to find the "real" entrance.Related Posts:In the following videos, we attempted to find the entrance to the Forbidden City, circumambulating the outer walls of the complex where we saw all kinds of cool thing.Beijing ...
Beijing Tourism: Trying to Find the Entrance to the Forbidden City
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Beijing Tourism: Trying to Find the Entrance to the Forbidden City

John wants to take a selfie, Jennifer wants to figure out where they're going first. Lydian thinks the long line leads into the Forbidden City. John and Jennifer aren't sure. They decide to give it a try.Related Posts:In the following videos, we attempted to find the entrance to the Forbidden City, circumambulating the outer walls of the complex where we saw all kinds of cool thing.
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City

In this video, we finally find Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. It seems simple enough when looking at a map, but in practice, finding our way to these two tourist destinations wasn't clear-cut. A lot of the other tourist attractions in Beijing were similar in terms of finding our way around. Things weren't marked well in English and when they were, they didn't make sense.Related Posts:<br ...
Beijing Tourism: Still Trying to Find the Entrance to the Forbidden City Part II
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Beijing Tourism: Still Trying to Find the Entrance to the Forbidden City Part II

The entrance to the Forbidden City eluded us. Was it really that hard to find it? Probably not, but we were in denial that the super-extra-long line that we'd seen in Tiananmen Square led into the Forbidden City. For some reason, it just didn't make sense. So we wandered around the outer walls of the Forbidden City for over an hour before giving up. As it turns out, there were lots of interesting things to ...
Beijing Tourism: Still Trying to Find the Entrance to the Forbidden City
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Beijing Tourism: Still Trying to Find the Entrance to the Forbidden City

Beijing tourist attractions aren't the most intuitive places in the world. We tried to find the entrance to the Forbidden City for several hours on a Saturday without any luck. In this video, we wander around outside of the Forbidden City where people were doing all kinds of interesting things.Related Posts:

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Places to Visit in Beijing: Soldiers Doing Martial Arts at the Forbidden City
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Places to Visit in Beijing: Soldiers Doing Martial Arts at the Forbidden City

In this video, soldiers are doing martial arts with sticks just inside the entrance gate at the Forbidden City. We watch them for a little while before heading in to see the tourist attraction.Related Posts:Related Posts:In the following videos, we attempted to find the entrance to the Forbidden City, circumambulating the outer walls of the complex where we saw all kinds of cool thing.<br ...
Places to Visit in Beijing: The Forbidden City
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Places to Visit in Beijing: The Forbidden City

In this video, we make another attempt to get into the Forbidden City, this time on a weekday. The first time we visited the Forbidden City was on a Saturday and the line was incredibly long. It was still long on the weekday, but we did eventually get in on our second try.Related Posts:In the following videos, we attempted to find the entrance to the Forbidden City, circumambulating the outer walls ...
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