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the mystical hutongs lit up by red lanterns. These are the ancient alleyways that remain today despite Beijing's rapid modernization offering an authentic taste to the city's indigenous life.

Chinese guardian lions traditionally known in Chinese simply as Shi (Chinese: 獅; pinyin: shī; literally "lion"), and often called "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion. Statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits.

Chinese guardian lions traditionally known in Chinese simply as Shi (Chinese: 獅; pinyin: shī; literally "lion"), and often called "Foo Dogs" in the West, are a common representation of the lion. Statues of guardian lions have traditionally stood in front of Chinese Imperial palaces, Imperial tombs, government offices, temples, and the homes of government officials and the wealthy, from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220), and were believed to have powerful mythic protective benefits.

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Tiananmen Square - I remember the feeling of awe crossing this bridge I want to go back! I loved it!

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Tiananmen Square, Beijing, China Tiananmen with chairmen Mao portrait and the Forbidden City entrance

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Beijing-Forbidden City doors. Touch the brass knobs on the doors for blessings :)

Touch the brass knobs on the doors for blessings :)

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