10th May 2005, 07:46 PM
I'll be making a trip to Beijing early June. I'm wondering about a few things.
1) Any places must die-die go to take photos? I guess I'm talking about places/things/situations outside of the obvious like Forbidden City, Great Wall etc.
2) Is photographic equipment cheaper there?
3) Which reputable places to go to so as to avoid being conned in terms of price and grey equipment
10th May 2005, 11:28 PM
11th May 2005, 12:04 AM
die die must shoot great wall.
11th May 2005, 01:05 AM
I like Summer Palace 颐和园 and Temple of Heaven 天坛!
11th May 2005, 01:19 AM
Agreed! I suggest going to the more remote (and less crowded) parts, such as Simatai or Jinshanling. Last time I was at Simatai I was the only foreigner at the upper section. Next would be Mutianyu section. Didn't like Badaling and Juyongguan section as too touristy, altough you cannot avoid Chinese touts no matter which one you go to (unless you traverse the Wall and go to super-remote and probably dangerous sections)...
Originally Posted by ortega
11th May 2005, 09:45 AM
11th May 2005, 06:46 PM
there was a discussion on this before which you might be interested in :
12th May 2005, 12:45 PM
Ah yes, thanks!
Originally Posted by nicZnap