Adventures in Asia

by Greg & Francie

Kite Flying in Tiananmen Square

Francie and I went to Tiananmen Square the day before we left Beijing.  We were hoping that we would get one more smog free day so that we could hang out at the Square.  Unfortunately, there was no smog free day…


One of the really interesting things about people in Beijing is that they are pretty social and at sunset you can find them chatting on the sidewalk, dancing in groups, or taking their dogs around to meet other dogs.

As you can imagine, the biggest Square in the world would attract a lot of people at sunset–especially when there is a changing of the guard thrown in to boot.  Turns out that it is really popular to bring your child here to fly kites. 

Don’t let it touch the ground!



A number of parents wanted Francie to pose for a picture with their kid. Those small Chinese flags are also really popular in the Square.


Soldier preparing for the changing of the Guard.



July 20, 2007 - Posted by | Beijing, China, Travel, Urban

1 Comment »

  1. I might be imagining things, but is that a KFC box in the bag the man behind the soldier is carrying?

    Comment by Hector | July 26, 2007 | Reply

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