The Amateur Traveler talks to Joy Dupont about taking a guided tour to visit Beijing, China.
Joy talks about the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Lama temple, the Temple of Heaven and the Hutong area of Beijing which still looks like old China.
We talk about shopping at silk factories, cloisonné factories, jade factories and the world’s largest herbal drugstore. We also talk about an area of Beijing like a Chinese Greenwich Village called “798”. Regent China Tours is the tour company that Joy uses. From street food, unidentifiable food to the Bai Family Courtyard Restaurant, China is a treat for those willing to try new foods and willing to try chopsticks.
Although KFC, McDonalds and Starbucks can be found we recommend the tea houses instead. Great sites, amazingly large crowds, ancient treasures and the rush of modern life. All of these are China.
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