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Walking the Beijing waterways: Southern route

Updated: 2013-04-24 19:33
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In part four of Walking the Beijing Waterways, D J Clark starts where the last walk finished, at the entrance to Yuyuantan Park under the old CCTV Tower in the far west of the city. It's the longest of the five walks at 26 km and takes a full day to complete. Divided into two sections, the first follows the Yongding River to where it meets the city moats of the Qing Dynasty and follows them in a horse shoe around to the Beijing Railway Station where it meets the Tonghui canal. The second section follows the water east towards the Grand Canal.

D J has mapped the walk here for your reference.

Related video:

Walking the Beijing waterways: Introduction

Walking the Beijing waterways: Central route

Walking the Beijing waterways: Western route

Story: D J Clark

Video: D J Clark

Animation: Xu Jiye

Producer: Flora Yue


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Walking the Beijing waterways: Southern route

About D J Clark

D J Clark has worked worldwide as a multimedia journalist for more than 20 years. As well as working for China Daily he runs an MA course in Multimedia journalism at Beijing Foreign Studies University and is the Director of Visual Journalism at the Asia Center for Journalism in Manila, Philippines.

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