If You Only Have Three Days in Beijing
Explore the alleys, eat dumplings and Peking duck, hop on a ferry at the Summer Palace... and if time allows, glimpse the Forbidden City, venture out to the Great Wall, and stroll among the Ming Tombs. With over 2,000 years of history and 20 million people, it's a challenge to pack Beijing into a quick trip.

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Yonghegong: Tibetan Lama Temple

To understand China, it's imperative to understand the role that religion and philosophy play in the culture. Buddhism has played a prominent role, and this gorgeous temple tells a bit of that story. The Yonghegong is on the North quarter of Beijing, and is easily accessible by bus or subway. Go late in the afternoon to avoid the early tour buses, and to catch some monks in the midst of their ceremonies.

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