We spent four days in Beijing, gaining a better insight on China’s capital. The changes taking place in China are perfectly illustrated on this shopping street near our hotel as Western brands blend with traditional shops and restaurants.
A tree-lined street leading to the Confucius Temple. We also found our second suprise craft brewpub in an adjacent hutong.
The gate to Guozijian Street and Confucius Temple.
One of the many character-filled hutongs (alleyways) of Beijing.
A local man at Gubeikou Village, our guesthouse near the Great Wall, enjoying watching his neighbors playing badminton.
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I always wanted to travel, but never took the first step until I met my awesome travel buddy and wife. Together, we've been to more than 20 countries on five continents and don't plan on stopping anytime soon!
so after holidaying in china you only took picture of rural,historical places and old man! and many people would think china is a backward? where all the building,and skyscrapers in china beijing?
Thanks for commenting. Our blog documents our experiences as we travel the world. Beijing has a rich history and with only three days in the city, skyscrapers were not on our list of things to see. However, I’m certain you’ll see some skyscraper pictures when we visit Shanghai in a few days.
When we return from our travels, I’ll write more in depth about our experiences in China and my perceptions of the modern China you mention. Hope you’ll check back then!