First Timer's Guide To Beijing

First Timer's Guide To Beijing

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You're in Beijing for the first time ever. You've got 72 hours and an appetite for everything. Where do you start? Here's the answer.

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    Tiananmen Square is may be the world’s ugliest and most forbidding public space. There is nowhere here to even get a cup of coffee, and your every move will be recorded by a forest of CCTV cameras. -- The Telegraph via Foursquare
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    It is 46.7 meters (153 feet) high, and is also a two-storey building; the first floor contains the China Committee for the Promotion of the Minority Art. -- I Wanna Go There Manager via Foursquare
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    a very interesting place about beijing customs, sometimes there will has amazing exhibitions -- Deverlsom Q via Foursquare
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    The most perfect prince's mansion in china about Qing period. Valuable, but some house were not open today. -- Natson Chen via Foursquare
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    Zhōnglóu (钟楼), the bell tower of Beijing, stands closely behind the drum tower. Together they provide an overview of central Beijing and in the ancient times they both dominated Beijing's skyline. -- J. via Foursquare
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    National Art Museum is about #LifeOfLearnig of Art Dedications & Honourary of An Artist People, Arts Present Exhibitions Fair & All Historical Artefacts Art - of China History. -- Venny F. Venistine via Foursquare
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    We like exploring the shady nooks of the park where we can spy graceful groups of dancers, matchmakers boldly peddling their services with photos of prime catches, and children flying Chinese kites. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    No wonder Emperor Qianlong picked this spot. The scenery is gorgeous in all seasons, with the bright red and gold palaces and temples set against the stunning backdrop of the surrounding forests. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    For nearly 500 years, the emperors living within Beijing’s opulent Forbidden City dictated who could enter and leave. Well, the gates have opened, and tourists are pouring in to see it for themselves. -- Travel + Leisure via Foursquare
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    The gardens are lovely and much less crowded than other parks in Beijing, making this a fantastic picnic spot. It’s worth checking out the ruins of the European palaces, too. -- ThePurplePassport.com via Foursquare
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    Best-selling artist Liu Xiaodong will showcase his Hometown Boy series here. The 30-odd oil paintings, together with more than 200 pages of diary entries, mark a return to his original vision of life. -- China Daily USA via Foursquare
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    Opening on September 15, 2011, the Ermenegildo Zegna Exhibition celebrates Zegna’s 20th Anniversary in China. The Exhibition follows a century of industry, craftsmanship, art and style. -- Zegna via Foursquare
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