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Behind the red walls: the Forbidden City

For centuries, this was the powerseat of China. Home to 24 emperors from two dynasties over 500 years. Yet the behemoth of a place must have felt more like a prison than a palace at times – even to those … Continue reading

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Beijing’s hidden surprise: Tai Miao

In Beijing, secret places undiscovered by crowds still exist. We discovered one right next to the Forbidden City. While the crowds have their photo moment thronging the main entrance of the great  gate of Tiananmen, we took the road that … Continue reading

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