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Top 5 moments to experience in Beijing

Beijing is a great city to explore on foot as there are hidden gems to be found around every corner.  I walked all over the city, navigating longer stretches using the subway (station names are conveniently listed in English).   Staying in one of the many lively hutongs that make up the city, I started each day with my senses being awakened by the noise, smell and hustle of daily life in Beijing. 1. Great Wall of China – Mutianyu section Your first sighting of the Great Wall of China is a moment you will never forget.   Renowned for its beautiful scenery, the Mutianyu section is located roughly 45 miles outside Beijing, winding 1.4 miles through mountainous scenery, with 22 well maintained watchtowers to stop and grab some shade. 2. The Forbidden City The Forbidden City blew me away as I was not aware of how large it is.  Spanning almost 1 km in length from the South Gate to the North Gate, take a moment with the other 77,000 daily visitors and immerse yourself in the history and splendor of this magnificent landmark. 3. People …