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Traversing Tibet (2 galleries) | Beijing, 'Northern Capital' | Shanghai, 2013 | Historic villages of Huizhou, 2013 | Chengdu, Sichuan, 2013 | Bamboo Sea, Sichuan, 2013 | Henan, northern China, 2008 | Shanxi, northern China, 2008

Beijing, 'Northern Capital'

Beijing, capital of the People's Republic of China, has taken up the mantle once worn by Peking, former capital of the Chinese Empire. Highlights include the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City and the notorious Tiananmen Square, as well as the futuristic architecture of the showpiece projects commissioned ahead of the 2008 Olympic Games.

These images were taken with Nikon D300 using RAW format, and are available for licensing. Please visit www.travelgame.org or my blog.






Tiananmen Tower entrance to the Forbidden City
Tiananmen Tower entrance to the Forbidden City
Crowds inside the Forbidden City (Palace Museum)
Crowds inside the Forbidden City (Palace Museum)
Marble terraces, Forbidden City
Marble terraces, Forbidden City
Bronze tortoise, Forbidden City
Bronze tortoise, Forbidden City
A pavilion inside the Forbidden City
A pavilion inside the Forbidden City
On parade in Tiananmen Square
On parade in Tiananmen Square
At the Great Wall, Badaling
At the Great Wall, Badaling
At the Great Wall, Badaling
At the Great Wall, Badaling
Ming Dynasty tomb outside Beijing
Ming Dynasty tomb outside Beijing
IBM Tower, Pangu Plaza, Beijing
IBM Tower, Pangu Plaza, Beijing
Beijing National Stadium
Beijing National Stadium
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Temple of Heaven
Elders at play in a 'hutong' (back street lane)
Elders at play in a 'hutong' (back street lane)
The Beijing Belltower
The Beijing Belltower
Posing in imperial court costume, Summer Palace
Posing in imperial court costume, Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Kunming Lake at the Summer Palace
Kunming Lake at the Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Summer Palace
Dowager Empress's Marble Boat, Summer Palace
Dowager Empress's Marble Boat, Summer Palace
Buddha effigy at the 'Lama' Temple
Buddha effigy at the 'Lama' Temple
The 'Lama' Temple
The 'Lama' Temple