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Chenlu - The Front Door13 viewsOne the main gate for coming to and from Beijing, now it is a decorative piece of restored architecture in the city's heart.
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Yesterland - Open Tomorrow10 viewsA reconstructed hutong, which is to say residential quarter, awaits those who arrive in Beijing for the Olympics. For the time being it was closed to visitors.
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Railway Museum8 viewsA very European looking building indeed.
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Communist Art10 viewsClenched fists and determined looks forward.
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Tienanmen Square9 viewsAll set for Olympic visitors, except that Mao was unavailable for visitors.
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Dean in Beijing20 viewsYes, I was there around the time of the Olympics. But, sadly, not during them.
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Tiananmen Gate10 viewsThe path to heaven and specifically the Forbidden City goes through here.
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Starfish Snack12 viewsCrunchy and edible.
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Summer Palace13 viewsKunming Lake is the centrepiece but like all good centrepieces only serves to frame everything beautifully along the periphery, flowers, pagodas, and palaces.
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Umbrella Kids11 viewsThe best way to keep white is to keep out of the sun.
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Tower of the Fragrance of Buddha13 viewsThis 41 metre tower sits above the Hall of Dispelling Clouds and beside the Revolving Archives.
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Kunming Lake9 viewsIt was a beautiful day to be at the Summer Palace and lots of Chinese were out enjoying this Saturday afternoon.
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Saturday in the Park9 viewsA few Chinese enjoying one of Beijing's treasures.
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Jade Belt Bridge10 viewsI'm not sure of the name of the building soaring up on the mountain top, though.
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Flowery Lakeside10 viewsAs boats go by in the distance and a very tall pagoda keeps watch.
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Kelp Cleaner9 viewsI don't know if he was cleaning the lake or collecting lunch but either way, it makes a decent photo.
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Seventeen Arch Bridge9 viewsWith a passenger boat in front and hte Beijing hills in back.
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Seventeen Arch Bridge9 viewsLeading to the Hall of Embracing the Universe on a small island, probably once a good place to lay back and look at the stars.
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Hall of Embracing the Universe13 viewsThough it doesn't look especially universal, I think before electricity and the city grew this little place would've been ideal for stargazing.
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Marble Boat14 viewsIt's a marble boat, but can it float?
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