Beijing Overview
What To See And Do
Great Wall of China
Tian Jin Art Lesson
Temple of Heaven
Tian'anmen Square
Forbidden City
Beijing Panda House
Related Destinations
Shang Hai
Guilin
Bangkok
Hong Kong
Dating back over three thousand years, Beijing has been the political center of China for much of the past seven centuries.  Today, this capital city is the country's most important international trade, communications and cultural center with some of the world's most famous historical sites and temples.
A symbol of Chinese civilization, The Great Wall, one of the wonders of the world, is actually a series of several walls built at different times by various emperors.  This architectural treasure can be visited at diverse locations, the most popular being Badaling, Mutianyu and Jinshanling, which combine well with visits to the famous Ming Dynasty Mausoleum.
In the midst of Beijing sits the Forbidden City, the imperial palace consisting of almost 1,000 buildings that exemplify traditional Chinese architecture and retain the rich history of ritual and court culture.  This magnificent landmark reaches Tiananmen Square, the country's ceremonial center and to the north extends through Jingsham Park to the Bells and Drum Towers.
Beijing's ancient alleyways known as "hutongs" create a maze around the city and branch out to important destinations including the Lama Temple, one of the largest and most important Tibetan Buddhist monasteries in the world.  Shopping enthusiasts may enjoy the Xiushui Silk Market, which receives an estimated 20,000 visitors on a daily basis.
Beijing is a fascinating city, vibrant with history, culture and art. Customize your trip to Beijing with other exciting destinations in the region, such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Xi An, Guilin, Bangkok, Bali, Kuala Lampur, Taipei and Seoul.
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