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The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is a great place to visit, as it is steeped in history, and the buildings are amazing! There are many problems, all of which involve strange little men who run up to you, trying to sell you objects from Watches to Painting Kits. All of these items can be bartyred down to about 20 Yuan (about fl6, which is about 2 British Pounds, or $1.20), from a price of 200 Yuan (about fl160, 20 British Pounds, or $120).
The Highlight of this place, has got to be the canal street, in which more peole try to sell things to you, but not in the manner of the annoying little men of before. They are people who will paint your name onto a scroll, and then charge 20 Yuan for each letter!!!
Anyways, the old summer palace is a good place to visit too. There is not much to see, but toppled buildings, but the atmosphere is so much more relaxed!
They are both situated about 15 - 20km ( 9 - 12miles) away from Beijing, or as one of the others who went with me to China said, The Beijing!