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spare day in Beijing

Hi All

Im off on a tour of China in September and i arrive in Beijing a day early. Has anyone any tips on how to spend the spare day bearing in mind my tour will cover the 'big' tourist spots.

im also in Shanghai a day extra so has anyone any similar advice for Shanghai


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What does "big" means in this case? Do you have the list?

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It also depends on whether you'll be whisked through these 'big' tourist spots at breakneck speed in order to meet the itinerary of the company. You might want to spend more time in one or two of these.

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Tian'an Men Square

Forbidden City

Great Wall

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Nanluoguxiang is a great place to wander around if it is not covered in you itinerary. It is one of the best persevered residences in Beijing and is famous for its Hutongs and courtyard houses (Siheyuan). The area consists of 16 Hutongs in shape of a fishbone or a centipede. If you think that you can only see the old Beijing here, you are sure to be amazed by the modern atmosphere of many clothing and handcraft shops, bars, restaurants and cafes. Now, it is a place for both locals and foreigners to relax. It is a perfect mixture of an old Beijing and a modern one.

Sanlitun is very popular among foreigners who live in Beijing.

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