Political tourism in Beijing
July 16, 2011 11:07 AM Subscribe
What would be some "political tourism" things I could do with a few free days in Beijing?
posted by TheManChild2000 to travel & transportation around Beijing, China (3 answers total)
I'm a USian, and mostly a flag-waving Democrat republic-lover. I'll be in Beijing this Wednesday through next Wednesday for a conference and will have a few free days to do whatever.
Now, with the understanding that:  I'm drastically unprepared for China and have no idea how to get around, how to read signs or bus schedules or whatever, and am generally going to be stone-cold clueless unless I'm in my hotel or the conference hotel,  I'll be getting involved in some anti-labor camp activism after this trip, and  I'm interested in but undereducated about Communism ... what'd be a good thing or two to check out to get the flavor of the Soviet Union of the 21st century? Of course I'm going to buy some corny Mao trinkets to horrify people with back in the US. Thanks.