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Peking March/April 1937

Indulge in a spot of time-travel with this 1930s sightseeing tour of ancient Chinese monuments.

Amateur film 1937 14 mins Silent

Overview

Indulge in a spot of time travel with this sightseeing tour of ancient Chinese monuments: visit Beijing's imperial palaces at Beihai Park before ascending a section of the Great Wall near Qinglongqiao. On a gently-paced expedition, there's ample time to get a feel for pre-WWII Beijing street life - some lovely photography around the Qianmen gate reveals the vivacity of China's capital.

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