Inside the Forbidden City

My last stop in China was Beijing, where I arrived on the morning of October 6, 2016 on an overnight train from Xi'an. After dropping my bags at the hotel, I went a few blocks to to Tiananmen Square and walked from there and throughout the Forbidden City until mid-afternoon. I had lunch on my way back to the hotel to check in, shower, and rest a bit in the late afternoon.

Beijing Drum Tower

In the evening I made my way around to Nanluoguxiang, an old city street that now has many shops and restaurants. On my way I went by the Beijing drum and bell towers and later went to Great Leap Brewing, which was the first craft brewery in Beijing and the best beer I had during the entire trip in China.

Great Wall

On my last full day in China I went to the Great Wall at Huairou, where it was cloudy and raining. The walk up the mountain to the wall was shorter than I expected (you can take a cable car up too), but the walk along the wall had just as much elevation gain up and down between the hills.

On October 8, I spend some time exploring the area around the hotel before heading to the airport to catch my return flight.

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