The classic – stereotypical, even – places to see in northern China include the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, and the Great Wall. A more recent addition is the “Bird’s Nest” – the stadium that was the heart of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Each of these has been hyped up so much that visitors may wonder what all the fuss is about when they finally see for themselves these wonders of China. The best place to prepare and understand is in history. Whether you read it… Continue