Sights with Stories in Old Beijing
Panda Books; 203 pages
There is virtually no sight in Beijing that doesn't have a fascinating story or legend attached to it. The 47 legends that form this book have crystallized around some of Beijing's most celebrated sights. Here are the famous stories of the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Temple of Heaven, the Fragrant Hills, the Summer Palace, the Lama Temple, the Gate of Heavenly Peace, and many others. They are told as romantically as only Beijingers can tell them. Reminisce or whet your appetite: a little extra bit of Beijing will be yours.
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