Forbidden City, Great Wall Named Two of Asia's Most Beautiful Places
Beijing's Forbidden City and the Great Wall have been named to Conde Nast Traveler's list of the 50 Most Beautiful Places in Asia.
"Asia is the largest continent both in terms of sheer size (17,139,445 square miles) and population (more than four billion), which means there's literally no shortage of things to see: think rice paddies in Bali, monasteries in Bhutan, bridges in Malaysia, and water palaces in India – and we're only just getting started. Here, a look at 50 of the most breathtaking sites across Asia," the magazine's editors write, introducing the feature.
China and Japan topped the list with seven sites each. Other places in China included Lhasa, Tibet, and the Reed Flute Cave near Guilin. Other major global sites include Angkor Wat in Cambodia, and the Taj Mahal in India.
We wonder if these are Beijing's two most beautiful places. What about the Temple of Heaven, or the Lama Temple/Confucius Temple? Are there more beautiful spots in Beijing that you would prefer to see recognized? Let us know in the Comments section below.
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