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Discover Beijing

The beautiful city of Beijing is the capital of the world's most populated country, China. This historic city dates back about 2 millennia and is one of the oldest and most advanced cities in the world. Formerly known as Peking, Beijing has been the capital and the seat of power in China for over 700 hundred years. This rich cultural and sociopolitical background lends this beautiful city its rich architectural sites; both modern and historic.

 

While strolling through the streets of this busy city, you will be admiring architectural wonders on par with the most advanced cities in the world, and the next minute you come face to face with a relic of history, that seemingly transports you from sprawling mega-city to a scene from 16th century China. It is a city perfect for vacations, photo shoots and romantic getaways.

 

Where to go in Beijing

As the cultural and art center of China, there are no shortages of attractions in this beautiful city. There are numerous attraction sites in Beijing, and here are some of them:

 

The Forbidden City: Apart from an intriguing name, Forbidden City is easily one of the most intriguing, breathtaking and historic sites in the world. Formerly home to the imperial rulers of China, this sprawling palace houses a lot of attraction sites. The Forbidden City is home to over 900 buildings which show the famous palatial architecture of ancient China, along with statuettes and other attractions. Apart from touring the buildings, you can visit the Palace Museum, which is home to some of the most impressive and expansive art galleries in China.

 

The Temple of Heaven: This attraction is a UNESCO World Heritage site which underlines its pizazz. The Temple of Heaven is described by UNESCO as "a masterpiece of architecture and landscape design....of one of the world's greatest civilizations". While here, you can join in Tai Chi routines with the locals and enjoy the peace and tranquility offered by the serene, peaceful environment.

 

Tiananmen Square: This historic square boasts of being the site of some of the most revolutionary events in China's history. Apart from its sociopolitical importance, Tiananmen Square contains monuments and other attractions to catch your eye. It is also home to the Great Wall Museum of China.

 

What to eat in Beijing

From Mung Bean Milk to Imperial Court Cuisine to shredded pork in Beijing sauce to the famous Beijing Roast Duck, there is no shortage of exotic meals to please your palate in Beijing. The Dongcheng district is home to quite a good number of stalls and restaurants that serve these delicacies.

 

Where to stay in Beijing

Hotels.com offers great value for money, whether you are travelling for work or for pleasure. We give you the best recommendations on accommodations and tours based on your preferences. Hotels.com features 807 hotels, among which are some of the finest and best hotels at Beijing and 24840 genuine reviews to ensure that you get the best hotel that suits your needs perfectly. Some of the best hotels include the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel, Legendale Hotel Beijing and Prime Hotel Beijing Wangfujing.

 

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