Filled with rich history, Beijing is the capital and political centre of the People’s Republic of China. Dating back over three thousand years, discover the treasure trove of magnificent sites found in one of the four Great Ancient Capitals of China, including: the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Tiananmen Square and the Temple of Heaven. Each place is unique. All are UNESCO World Heritage sites. The city’s ancient, narrow lanes known as Hutongs are also culturally enriching.
No visit to Beijing would be complete without seeing one of the New Seven Wonders of the World The Great Wall. The world’s largest manmade structure is an easy excursion from town. Along the way, visitors can stop to explore another highlight, the Ming Tombs. Gourmands will delight in some succulent Peking duck, Beijing’s most famous dish. More culinary delights can be found on Snack Street, an area laden with vendors offering a plethora of sweet and savoury foods. Shoppers can find a wide array of native Chinese handicrafts: cloisonné, embroidery, paper cutting, clay figures, kites, and many other delightful items. Historical wonders in an ancient land—Beijing.