China’s Capital City
With over twenty million people living in the metro area, Beijing is one of the biggest cities in the entire world. Because it’s so large the city is absolutely packed with things to do, see and eat, more than enough to keep visitors very excited to spend some time there.
Over three thousand years old, Beijing is known as the true cultural center of China, and it is very easy to see why.
As such an important city, Beijing has a highly developed transportation network. It serves as a hub of the China Railway Network, high speed rails through the Beijing Railway System and the second busiest airport in the world, the Beijing Capital International Airport.
Head to the Heart of Beijing
Smack in the center of the thriving metropolis is the Forbidden City. Originally built on this spot in the 1400’s it is over 250 acres and can provide hours of history and entertainment inside the city. Be sure to explore all the gates and the Imperial Palace while there, this spot is a must visit on any travelers list.
Also within this area is the Temple of Heaven, the largest temple in Beijing. It is in this area that thousands of locals will practice stretching and kung fu in the mornings, so for those visitors looking to get some really unique photos of the region, this could be the perfect spot to do so.
The other famous destination inside the heart of Beijing is the famous Tiananmen Square. As the largest city square in the world, it has been the site of many well known events from parades to protests and everything in between.
Hike the Great Wall
Of course one of the most well known tourist destinations in the world has to be the Great Wall of China. Though it stretches for hundreds of miles across China, a portion of it snakes through Beijing. This is one of the must do events to complete any trip to China, and certainly will provide for an experience of a lifetime. When heading out to the Great Wall, be sure to pack comfortable sneakers, water and plenty of sunscreen.