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Peking (Bei-jing in Pin-yin romanization) is both a very old and a very new city —
old and rich in its cultural and artistic heritage but new and thriving since 1949 as
the capital of the People's Republic of China. Few cities in the world have ...
of some of the priceless treasures from China's past. The Imperial Palaces, with
their golden roofs, white marble balustrades, and red pillars, stand in the heart of
Peking and are surrounded by a moat and walls with a tower on each of the four
Descending on the northeastern side of the chain, they reached Kashgar ("
Cascar") in what is now the Sinkiang Uighur Autonomous Region of China. By
now the Polos were on the main Silk Road, and their advance can be followed
along the ...
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