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Photos 1-11: Capital Hotel and streets in downtown city center, Beijing, near Tian'Anmen Square
Photos 12-20: Tian'Anmen Square. Note heightened security following recent political tensions
Photos 21-93: Forbidden City. An unusually clear day allows exceptionally beautiful photos. Many buildings are newly restored or under restoration in preparation for the Olympics.
Photos 94-113: Forbidden City. Unrestored courtyards show buildings and inner rooms in a weather-worn state.
Photos 114-122: Forbidden City Royal Garden. Cherry Blossoms bloom in profusion.
Photos 123-147: Scenery Hill (Coal Hill) Park, overlooking the Forbidden City. Gardens, Tea House, hill-top pavillions, hill-top overlooks
Photos 148-156: Members of our group have photos taken in royal costume, a popular activity at the hilltop
Photos 157-162 - Group members visit Regent Tour Offices in Beijing
Photos 163-189: Traditional Bai Family Courtyard Dinner & Show. A traditional royal court-style program of music, dance, and costume in a historic complex of buildings and gardens