Chinese anger as women drive jeep into Beijing Forbidden City; NZ Herald

The Palace has apologised for allowing the wealthy former air hostess a private audience.

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Women spark outrage by driving in Beijing’s Forbidden City; AFP

One of China’s top historic attractions issued an apology after two women drove an SUV into the Forbidden City in Beijing and posed for pictures when it was meant to be closed to the public. The controversial photos had been posted on Weibo this week but were swiftly deleted after sparking ire among users questioning how the women had entered the Forbidden City, which is very well guarded.

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Visitors to Palace Museum topped 19 million in 2019; CGTN

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Top 15 family-friendly holiday destinations under 6 hours flight time and more!; Amirah Amran; AsiaOne

The year-end school holidays are always worth looking forward to. As a child, the school holidays meant a long-awaited trip to a new country unbeknownst to Amirah Amran. And even now, going on a holiday gets her excited beyond belief. Now if you are looking for great family-friendly destinations for the 2019 school holidays, you’ve got them all right here!

Source: Top 15 family-friendly holiday destinations under 6 hours flight time and more!, – AsiaOne

Beijing excites with trendy cafes, funky shops, new airport and feasts for everyone; Juliana Loh; Straits Times

Beijing has a serious reputation as China’s seat of government compared with its decadent port-city sister Shanghai…

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12 Best Places to Visit in Asia; Diana Bocco; PlanetWare

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How to Get a Tourist Visa During a Layover in Beijing—and What to Do With It; Brooke Vaughan; Afar

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Wonder Where to Visit in China? Six Breathtaking Hollywood Filming Locations to Check Out; Diming Xu; Pandaily

As summer approaches, it is time to make your travel plan. If you are interested in coming to China for your summer vacation, it might surprise you how many places you have already “been to”, I mean, through Hollywood films. Now, let’s take a closer look at these breathtaking Hollywood filming locations in China.

Source: Wonder Where to Visit in China? Six Breathtaking Hollywood Filming Locations to Check Out – Pandaily

Video games and ‘cutie emperors’: Palace Museum director retires and not everyone is sad to see him go; Mandy Zuo; SCMP

Shan Jixiang, who admits he is no expert on art, brought commercial success to World Heritage Site that fired the public’s interest in history but drew scorn from his colleagues.

Source: Video games and ‘cutie emperors’: Palace Museum director retires and not everyone is sad to see him go

FOR THE FIRST TIME EVER A SECTION OF THE FORBIDDEN CITY IS OPENING TO THE PUBLIC; Daniel Avery; Newsweek

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Forbidden City Ticket; Get Your Guide

Explore one of the most impressive historical sites in Beijing and discover the secrets that have been hidden for centuries.

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The 10 Most Visited Palaces In The World; Oishimaya Sen Nag; World Atlas

The Forbidden City in Beijing is the world’s most visited palace.

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30 world-famous buildings to inspire you; Kerrie Hughes; Creative Bloq

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China’s Forbidden City opens to the general public at night for the first time in 94 years; Anna Fifield; Washington Post

Only 6,000 people over two nights will be allowed into the UNESCO World Heritage site for a light show to mark the Lantern Festival, signaling the end of the Lunar New Year holiday.

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Beijing’s Forbidden City will open newly restored buildings in 2020; Francesca Street; CNN

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Come 2020, they’ll be a new reason to visit this former imperial palace — the complex’s Qianlong Garden will be open to the public for the first time.

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48 hours in Shenyang; Tom O’Malley; Lonely Planet

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32 world-famous buildings to inspire you; Kerrie Hughes; Creative Bloq

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When people think about snow sports, the Chinese capital doesn’t necessarily spring to mind. And yet, Beijing has plenty of action in the winter months. Find out more here; Euronews

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From adrenalin-fuelled winter sports competitions to breathtaking hikes, and luxurious spas, Beijing has everything you could want for a holiday in the snow.

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Travel: Checking out China – global powerhouse is a country of contrasts, cultural change; Robert Burke; TDT News

Like the Taoist concept of Yin/Yang, China and the world chase after each other creating change.

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10 Must Visit Places in Beijing 北京 – From Great Wall Of China, Forbidden City, To “Insect Street” At Wangfujing; Daniel Food Diary

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[Beijing] I joked that I wanted to be a ”hao han” (好汉) twice. There is a saying that goes “不到长城非好汉”, which means that you need to get up to the Great Wall to be a Great Man.

The first time I climbed up, and it took a hike from wee hours of the morning till mid noon, and only made it less than half way.

The second time, the older me decided to go straight for the cable car.

Dear friends, great man or not, it is worth to make it up there at least once this lifetime.

Beijing has changed quite a bit over the years, though not as much as its sister city Shanghai. (You can still pay by cash at many places, cab drivers are still elusive, air is still bad.)

Travellers go for traditional architecture, learn more about Chinese history, visit the one-of-a-kind restaurants, hutong (traditional alleys) and street markets.

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