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Half-day route of the Forbidden City building

Dongcheng District, Beijing, China

Half-day route of the Forbidden City building

Length2.1 mi
Elev. Gain236.2 ft
Est. Steps5000
Created by 杰瘦瘦
Half-day route of the Forbidden City building is a 2.1 mile (5,000-step) route located near Dongcheng District, Beijing, China. This route has an elevation gain of about 236.2 ft and is rated as easy. Find the best walking trails near you in Pacer App.

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Hall of Supreme Harmony

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Meridian Gate

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Route Details


2.1 mi

Elev. Gain

236.2 ft

Est. Steps

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