"It's like a giant family for a few weeks and it brings joy to us.
The place dwarfs pretty much everything inside and around.
En route to Beijing you may have marvelled at the burgeoning hotel choice.
Bigger than the combined size of all Heathrow’s terminals, it's just one of the many contemporary flights of fancy across the capital that sprang up prior to the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games.
Factor in the imposing monuments of earlier eras and continually sprouting skyscrapers and you’ve got a city built to impress.
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