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  • Beckensaur
    8 contributions
    Went to Beijing for a business trip. I had only one day free. Decided to see 798 art zone and found it very amusing.
    Written October 14, 2021
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  • Stephen C
    1,070 contributions
    This place reeks of history from recent past , and more importantly into the grandeur of the palace started in the Ming and Qing dynasties.

    Tiananmen Square continues to play a key role in Beijing whereby important parades and events are held.

    If you can wake up early, then you should make your way to the square for the daily flag raising ceremony.
    Written December 29, 2020
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  • André K
    Uitenhage, South Africa181 contributions
    If you enjoy architecture this is a good place to visit. For me it was impressive at night time as you can experience the stadium and ice cube while it is illuminated.You do not have to spend to much time here as there are not much else to do but it is worth a short visit.
    Written December 20, 2019
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  • Malgorzata
    11,025 contributions
    The largest public square in the world. Tiananmen Square established in the year 1417. Huge scale and space, with an impressive entrance to the Forbidden City. Monument to the People's Heroes is located in the square. National Museum of China is located in the East of the square and on the south side is the Mao Zedong Mausoleum. Tiananmen Square is a cult place that must be seen when visiting China, especially keeping in mind the history of this place.
    Written September 29, 2021
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  • Stephen C
    1,070 contributions
    Came here with some friends for dinner. The area was nicely decorated for Christmas and the cool chill of December evening gave it a nice romantic feel.

    This is a place for dining and shopping. It has a good mix of international and local cuisine. We went to a Spanish restaurant and the food was really good.
    Written December 27, 2020
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  • Grace Fu
    Winchester, MA588 contributions
    It’s a good place to have something for eating and buy something. And also good place to take photos.
    Written May 6, 2020
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  • Chris Z
    8 contributions
    A great place to go if you're looking for chinese new made antique things. Calligraphy tools, painting, wooden furniture
    Written November 8, 2019
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  • allen290
    9 contributions
    It looks like foreigners are allowed in again as I just needed to flash my.passport and show them my health code and reservation, which anyone can book online for free. It's a nice, big orderly museum but without English explanations
    Written March 13, 2021
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  • World traveler 12345
    Miami, FL56 contributions
    Sophisticated luxury mall full of artistic statures and other interesting art. Top of line brands, expensive, but interesting to walk around.
    Written January 3, 2020
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  • 134kurtm
    Beijing, China29 contributions
    Truly like the International componet of this famous University.
    Prof's & students are always friendly
    Written January 21, 2020
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  • Zjemi
    18 contributions
    It is both restful and interesting. People were playing music, singing, dancing, exercising. Lovely flowers displays line the walkways. Artistic rock displays rival the best in Guilin Park in Shanghai. We go there every time we are in Beijing.
    Written November 18, 2019
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  • Sunshine41897
    Tampere, Finland7 contributions
    As we read the reviews before our trip, it said that no cards accepted, BUT now the cards were accepted. This was a good thing because our trip was coming to an end.
    The atmosphere is cool, liked the paintings and all. Service was good and the most important thing of all was that the lamb chops we ate were the best ever!
    Written February 14, 2020
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  • jrtaylorfl
    Wesley Chapel, FL48 contributions
    It was a great experience to walk around Olympic Forest Park. The Bird's Nest and Olympic torch were great to observe first hand. The engraved wall with all the Special Olympian's names was a special sight to see and experience. This is a relaxing way to spend some time in Beijing.
    Written December 14, 2019
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  • André K
    Uitenhage, South Africa181 contributions
    This street is a great place to walk around especially in the evening. Nobody is pushing you to buy anything. The scenery is beautiful and there are so many shops and restaurants.It was an enjoyable experience!!
    Written December 20, 2019
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  • ceetom1
    Chino Hills, CA383 contributions
    Visited here in November before it got too cold. Came here after visiting the nearby drum and Bell towers, so there was enough to see in the neighborhood. There were places to eat and window shop with a nice easy vibe (NOT too crowded but by no means empty). There is a nearby lake where we saw tourists getting a ride in a covered bike by locals.
    Written January 9, 2020
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