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Page revised in February 2017. The locations covered in this section were visited in March 2009.
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Flight of the Dragon
Soldiers and courtesans
The Emperor amd the Empress
Dance of the Royal Couple
Preparing for the Grand Finale
The Grand Finale
Beijing - The Forbidden City
Beijing - Tomb of Emperor Yongle
Beijing - The Temple of Heaven and other monuments south of Tiananmen
Beijing - The Lama Temple
Beijing - The Summer Palace
Beijing - Scenes of Ordinary Life
Beijing - Contemporary Architecture