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Introduction

Beijing, as the capital city of China, is the political and cultural center of the country. The city's history can be traced back to the earliest inhabitation by Beijing Man in prehistoric times, 700,000 years ago. The city's history as an imperial capital dates from the Spring and Autumn Period (770 B.C. - 476 B.C.). It served as the political and cultural center in the successive dynasties of Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing in China's long history and consequently gave rise to a great number of historical and cultural relics and antiquities. Many visitors from all over the world come to explore the splendid history of both the capital and the country.

Beijing Attractions

Take a Beijing tour is absolutely worthwhile! The Great Wall of China, the grandest ancient military fortification in the world, is a must for every traveler to China. The Forbidden City, a splendid complex of imperial palaces from China's Ming and Qing dynasties in the center of the city, shows the luxurious life of the Chinese emperors. Other imperial structures that are worth visiting include Summer Palace, Beihai Park and Temple of Heaven.

In addition to its historical wonders, Beijing's hutongs and courtyard complexes give visitors a feeling for the traditional daily life of the ordinary local people.


Forbidden City, Beijing

Beijing is a gourmand's paradise with a full range of delicious cuisines from different regions at home and abroad. Restaurants in the city provide everything including the well-known Roast Duck, the gourmet Imperial Court Cuisine, flavored Mongolia Hotpot and hundreds of local snacks. There are also numerous western food restaurants providing a range of American, Brazilian, French, German, Indian and other cuisines catering for those who miss their home dishes.

Today, it is becoming a sparkling metropolis with modern skyscrapers, shopping malls, efficient transport routes and numerous foreign investment enterprises.


Recommended China Tour with Beijing

  • 4 Days Beijing Tour

    Luxury tour to visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Badaling Great Wall, Summer Palace and more

  • 5 Days Beijing Tour

    Visit Tian'anmen Square, Forbidden City, Badaling, Bird's Nest and more as well as enjoying Beijing Duck Dinner and Chinese Kungfu Show

  • 8 Days China Tour with Beijing

    Small group tour to Beijing, Shanghai and Xian

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  • ReplyRechard,   United States
    11/26/2010 4:54:00 AM

    I will go to Beijing in mid dec, may I know the weathre then? What clothes should I take?

    • ken :2/5/2012 10:39:00 PM

      there are some cold in that season, and very heavy wind

  • ReplyElve,   Italy
    11/28/2010 9:24:00 PM

    i've been to beijing for twice, but i still want to go there. when is less crowded?

    • Angela :11/29/2010 10:57:00 PM

      well, Beijing is really a hot spot all the year round, but if you can stand coldness, you may come in winter (Dec. to Feb.), there are less people.

  • ReplyKhristie,   Philippines
    7/22/2009 10:59:00 PM

    Good day... what are the nearest hotels near Beijing Chaoyang Diabetes Hospital? Thank you so much

  • Replyvictor lucido,   United States
    5/23/2009 5:36:00 PM

    when is the low season so that we can travel on a budget prices.

    • 5/24/2009 9:02:00 PM

      WarriorTours.com :>Thanks for your enquiry.
      The low season of tourism in China is usually from November 1st to March 31st.