For most tourists, a visit to China is all about history of the Forbidden City, the spectacular view from Great Wall, and the modern marvels of the Olympic City in Beijing.
But stepping away from the usual touristy stuff, we present our readers with the countless interesting images we found hidden among the most ordinary places. Centuries-old trees, fading-graffiti, ancient architecture, historical artifacts, and many, many more.
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Gold-plated brass door handle on one of the buildings in the Dragon Lady’s compound
Detail on the huge brass water containers found in the courtyard ourside the house of the Dragon Lady
Door carving on one of the buildings in the compound of the Dragon Lady
Ornate brick on the inner walls of the Forbidden City
Intricate design on a fence-head in the compound of the Dragon Lady
Brass door handle on one of the gates leading to the inner courtyards of the Forbidden City
Detail on the the carved wooden gates of the Forbidden City
Inscription carved into one of the stone blocks in the Great Wall of China
Gnarled tree in the gardens of the Forbidden City
Fading paing and exposed wood on the eaves of the buildings in the Forbidden City
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