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- China’s Great Wall: walking on history. This tour covers several sites, mostly in the Beijing area, on the Great Wall. The Great Wall is probably the number one attraction visitors to the Middle Kingdom want to see.
- Imperial Beijing: Tiananmen, Forbidden City, Jingshan. This walking tour starts at the south end of Tiananmen Square, moves north to the Forbidden City and ends at Jingshan Park with a climb up Coal Hill for a view overlooking the Forbidden City.
- A walk through Beijing’s past which covers Beihai Park, Beijing’s most popular park that was once an imperial playground, and the hutongs, Beijing’s unique housing that is fast disappearing.
- Western Beijing: boats, blooms and boots is a tour that takes in the Summer Palace with its marble boat, the Beijing Botanical Gardens and Fragrant Hills Park for a hike in the mountains.
- Maryhill: Guarding the Columbia River Gorge. Maryhill is a fabulous eclectic museum that sits on a high gorge in Washington State overlooking the Columbia River. It was the first museum I ever visited and, hundreds of museums later, remains my favorite museum. Museum holdings include an astounding collection of Rodin art, dozens of chess sets from around the world, an amazing collection of Pacific Northwest Indian artifacts, and a replica of the British Stonehenge.
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