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Friday, May 04, 2012

Sightseeing: Modern Beijing

Not many tourists have a whole week in Beijing, but we were lucky enough to have ample time to explore its sights. The Art Zone is not somewhere that many would prioritise (and we didn't either, we saw the ancient sights first) but it ended up being a highlight.

It is a trendy area with lots of cute cafes and shops, and plenty of interesting modern street art. I think photos are the best way to give you an idea of what it's like:

 A giant robot in one of the stores

 Wall of bears

 Fat posing Buddha- great for photo ops!

 I like how this one says 'made in China' around the barrel of the gun...

Certainly a hangout for the trendy (or try hards)

I'd definitely recommend visiting this cute area if you are in Beijing. Take the subway and then a taxi or bus from the subway station (it's too far to walk). 


  1. LOVE these photos. I spent six weeks in Tokyo a few years ago and couldn't take enough pictures. Just too much to see. The Asian countries just have such a great visual aesthetic with everything...from store fronts to architecture, to really bizarre sculptures. I love it!

    <3 Jackie @ Let's Go Thrifting!

  2. These pictures are so sweet! Would love if you checked out my Thursday link party or thriftfanatics page (;



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