The capital Beijing lies just south of the rim of the Central Asian Steppes and is separated from the Gobi Desert by a green chain of mountains. A huge, sprawling city that’s home to 12 million people, Beijing is full of wonderful sights. Walking along the Great Wall, standing atop The Gate of Heavenly Peace from where Mao declared China as The People’s Republic, and even see the Summer Palace.
Looking out over the enormous Tiananmen Square is an experience you won’t forget. The Forbidden City is equally as memorable - if you find a quiet corner to soak up its atmosphere, your imagination can easily transport you back to the days of Imperial China.