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My daughter & 3 friends are travelling to Europe in July. Both ways their flights stop in Beijing for a few hours. Going over they will have all up about 8 hours & coming home about 10 hours. Both ways they arrive about 6 am. They leave at 2pm & 4pm . Is it feasible to get into Beijing to see something? What would be the easiest places to get to? I'm guessing Tiananmen Sq or the Wall would be their highest priorities. As far as I know none of them have been there so any experience of Beijing would be a bonus. It would sure beat the inside of an airport for many hours.
Thanks in anticipation

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