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from The Orient Excess

10 Things to do in Beijing for first timers

10 things to do in Beijing for the first timers! Get a list of the attractions you shouldn't miss when you visit the Red Capital.

Northbank's stamp collection

Northbank's stamp collection

from Foursquare

奥林匹克公园瞭望塔 Olympic Park Observation Tower

Olympic Park Observation Tower, Beijing, China designed by Shi Yingfang, Li Lei and Wen Yaling, height 243m. Construction began in 2008, to coincide with that year's Summer Olympics and completed/opened in 2014. It is used strictly for observation; there is no provision for offices or apartments. 258 metres (846 ft) in height, its design, with 4 smaller circular floors at different heights and positions below a larger top floor, is meant to echo the Olympic rings.


Inspirational Moments: Olympic celebrations - Usain Bolt of Jamaica celebrates winning the Men's 100m Final and the gold medal at the National Stadium on Day 8 of the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games on August 16, 2008 in Beijing, China. Bolt finished the event in first place with a time of 9.69, a new World Record. (Photo by Mike Hewitt/Getty Images) #joyofsport

from the Guardian

50 Stunning Olympic moments: Michael Johnson's sprint double

Michael Johnson wins 200m and 400m sprint double at 1996 Olympics


Olympic Values. Great for Camp.

from Bleacher Report

The 101 Most Iconic Photographs in Sports History

2008 Beijing Summer Olympics - Usain Bolt's legs put on just as much of a show at the 2008 Olympics as his ego. His salute after the 4x100-metre relay is the image of his career.


Avoid any awkward silences and get your guests in a glorious mood with an array of games for them to play in the sun. From croquet, to sack races and giant Twister, there's something for everyone. And what's even better than that, you can hang on to them and whip them out the next day for a post-wedding soiree in the sun! Perfect.