Beijing 798 District
While I love all the historical sites in and around Beijing, my favorite place I visited this time was the 798 district, which is a modern art district inside the city. Most of my photos there are from exterior, including graffiti art and statue installations, as the galleries won't let you take photos inside. If you travel to Beijing anytime soon or visit during the Olympics in 2008, this is one place you should definitely visit to see that Chinese creativity didn't stop with buildings constructed in the Ming Dynasty. Another favorite was Fragrant Hills Park, which is a nice escape from the pollution and concrete of Beijing City.