take in the sights on Capitol Hill

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t0y

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Chinese-Mandarin
Visitors take in the sights on Capitol Hill in Washington DC on June 9. The US is set to receive more Chinese tourists under an agreement between the two countries.
hi there, what is it meant by "take in the sights on Capitol Hill" in the sentence? Are tourists taking picture of Capitol Hill there?
 
  • bibliolept

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    AE, Español
    "Sights" are, in essence, things that people look at or that are worth looking at, particularly if you're a tourist. To take them in, to "take in the sights," is to go out and see all the landmarks that tourists usually visit.
     

    t0y

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    Chinese-Mandarin
    "Sights" are, in essence, things that people look at or that are worth looking at, particularly if you're a tourist. To take them in, to "take in the sights," is to go out and see all the landmarks that tourists usually visit.
    Tell me more about usage of sights in the two phrases of "take in sights on Capitol Hill" and "set sights on Capitol Hill" please.
     
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