I was in Beijing for a weekend and one thing about Beijing – its huge! As a city I prefer Shanghai, but Beijing has all the history one could ask for. Starting with the Forbidden City which is the biggest attraction being in the center of the city. It attracts way too many visitors (local and foreign) and its easy to get lost within its walls without a proper guide.

A short walk from the Forbidden City is Beihai Park. The park has a shrine atop a small hill that provides sweeping views of the Forbidden City.

More on Beijing in another post.