Beijing

The tour started in Beijing on a Sunday. I arrived to the hotel on Saturday evening, and spent the Sunday morning walking to and around the Temple of Heaven complex, since it wasn't on the tour's itinerary. The sites in and around Beijing we visited as a full group were:

  • The Mutianyu section of the Great Wall of China.
  • A nearby hutong to eat "Peking" Duck.
  • Tiananmen Square.
  • The Forbidden City.
Then it was off to the train station and the overnight rail to Xian.