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Hiking photos - Bashang Grassland trip, 2011/07/29-31

We escaped Beijing’s summer heat with another visit to the Bashang Grasslands, north of Beijing. We walked, rode horse, saw lots of flowers, and enjoyed the stars! Click through to see photos!

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Hiking photos - Jinshanling Great Wall, 2011/07/31

On the last day of July we took a trip out to the Jinshanling Great Wall, just over the border in Hebei Province. The skies were clear, and we enjoyed great views of the Great Wall – click through to see a few photos!

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Special trip photos - Hulunbuir Prairie, 2011/07/14

In July, 2011, we made a visit to the Hulunbuir Prairie, known as the most beautiful in China. We took a whole lot of photos - click to see shots of the grasslands and the different sorts of flowers we saw, as well as the people and culture of the north!

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Changyucheng Village

Hiking photos - Changyucheng, 2011/07/09

This hike starts at the village of Changyucheng, which means “Long Valley City”. The village was an army outpost back in the Ming Dynasty. We explored the village, and then took a walk up to an isolated Great Wall tower. Click through for photos and a writeup.

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Hiking photos - Longevity Village to Ming Dynasty Tombs, 2011/07/09

This 14km hike took us past different types of scenery, from the steep, rocky peaks which overlook the Silver Pagodas to the more gently rolling hills in the vicinity of the Ming dynasty tombs. We were fortunate enough to have an clear day, which allowed us to fully appreciate all of the views near and far. Click through for photos and more!

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