Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China and the second largest city after Shanghai. China has the largest population of all countries in the world and ancient history and culture.
Four places stick out as the main attractions of Beijing if you are interested in Chinese history, culture and politics; the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City!
The Summer Palace is the largest and best preserved royal park in China. You will find it 15 km northwest of Beijing city center. The Palace consists of over 3,000 man-made ancient structures with poetic names like "Tower of Buddhist Incense" and "Hall of the Sea of Wisdom". Continues further down....
Tiananmen Square is right in the heart of Beijing. On Tiananmen Square, you can visit Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall and you can watch the national flag raising ceremony.
The Great Wall was built from 1368 to 1644 and tuns over 373 impressive miles. The most famous part of the Being Great Wall include the Badaling, Huanghuacheng, Mutianyu, Jiankou, Gubeikou, Jinshanling and Simatai.
The Forbidden City, or Gu Gong in Chinese, lies just north of Tiananmen Square. It was the imperial palace for twenty-four emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It was forbidden to enter without special permission of the empeor and therefor the name The Forbidden City.
5-hour culinary experience in Beijing
Learn Chinese cooking in Beijing. Be taught by an expert chef. Stroll through the market to learn about the food culture of Beijing and pick out fresh ingredients.
At a local Chinese family, you will learn how to make several meat and vegetable dishes like kung pao chicken, stir-fried beef with peppers and sweet and sour pork.
Beijing Capital International
The airport is situated 25km (16 miles) northeast of Beijing.
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