Beijing is a unique mix of ancient citadel, dating back to the Mongol Yuan dynasty and a modern and cosmopolitan metropolis. The ancient Forbidden City is its foremost historic attraction and the best preserved collection of imperial architecture in China. It sits in a city that is also home to Soviet-style monuments, multi lane boulevards, ancient temples, glittering shopping centres and the historic ‘hútòngs’ or alleyways that are a rare glimpse of what the city use to be like before the bulldozers came in.
Wander around the Forbidden City, off-limits to most of the world for 500 years this unique ancient city was home to emperors, concubines and eunuchs and with is great halls of the palace, pavilions and courtyards is one of the world’s top attractions
Take a day trip out to China’s other great attraction, the Great Wall of China which can be accessed easily within a couple of hours of the city
Go shopping in the undercover Pearl Market (Hongqiao Market) with five floors selling everything from clothes to handbags and watches, plus of course pearls & pearl jewellery
Dare to try some fried insects at the Donghuamen Night Market
Join the locals in a spot of Tai Chi in the park surrounding the Temple of Heaven
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