Lama Temple

The Lama Temple, or Yonghe Temple as it is actually called, is a monastery of Tibetan Buddhism and one of the typical stops in any visit to Beijing. Once an imperial residence, it is now a great sample of Chinese architecture with many halls and courtyards. It is an active temple and you can see […]

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Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven is a religious site from Imperial times. In this place, emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties used to perform sacrifices in the Heaven Worship Ceremony. It is located on the grounds of a beautiful garden where you can see locals dancing, playing tennis or practicing tai-chi. The park was designed […]

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Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is an ancient complex that served as a royal garden for the Imperial Families. A naturally beautiful place, it is mainly composed of a Longetivity Hill, where most of the Imperial buildings are, and Kunming Lake. This is one of the must-see touristic spots in Beijing and we recommend allowing at least […]

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Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is a fortification built across the northern border of ancient China to protect the Empires from invasion. It is actually a set of various walls that were constructed in time, the first one having begun in the 7th Century BC. Today the Wall is a main tourist attraction in Beijing. There are […]

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First impressions of China

China is huge. We all know that. But what does that mean? It means that there is so many people you can never feel alone? That it is so big everything is far away? That everything is impressive? That there are many dialects we do not understand? ¡Yes, yes, many Yes! Our journey through China […]

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Hello! Welcome to our world of Flashpacker Memories

We are pleased to be releasing this space we have named Flashpacker Memories. We have been travelling for a while now (alone, with family and together – details here), and after taking advantage of lots of other bloggers’ experiences when planning our trips, we decided it was about time we started sharing our own experiences […]

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3 Days in Beijing

3 DAYS IN BEIJING DAY 1 – A Glimpse of Beijing Have an early start and head out to Tiananmen Square, the main square of Beijing, surrounded by all the important government buildings. This is a great place for people watching, as it is always filled with tourists from all around China. Attractions in this […]

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