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Walking around Beijing's Hutong area

Date: 2008-1-3 3:58:00 by chinatravelservice; Tags: Beijing Hutong

Beijing HutongThe hutongs are the oldest neighborhoods in Beijing. Narrow alleys running east-west with hundreds of sub-alleys leading off each side into private courtyards, which are home to as many as twenty families each (up to 60 people). Each hutong has four buildings around a central courtyard. Each building has one, maybe two rooms, which totals about 4 to 500 sq. feet. No bathroom or toilet, no A/C or h ... View Details

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Cathy's trip to Sichuan(Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong)

Date: 2008-3-20 22:42:00 by chinatravelservice; Tags: Chengdu Jiuzhaigou Huanglong

Chinese Taiji Boxing in ChengduWe were thinking of writing our experience after returning from Sichuan(Chengdu, Jiuzhaigou and Huanglong), but did not make it until recently. Hope this article is useful to your future travelers. John and I left Beijing with Imagination of the stunning beautiful landscape in west Sichuan. We boarded our plane heading for Chengdu early in the morning. The flight was eventful but the heavy clouds ... View Details

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Olympic Green

Date: 2008-4-29 4:38:00 by Megan; Tags: Beijing 2008 Olympics

close-up view of Bird's nestI did it. I found the 2008 Olympic Green. And let me tell you, it was no small accomplishment. It was late August 2006 and, the Games being 2 years away at that time, the site was still under major construction. Actually, the entire city was under major construction. They were renovating bus routes, building new subway lines (one or two that go directly to the Olympic Green itself), insti ... View Details

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