Highlights of China
Beijing & Around
Beijing, China’s capital city and cultural heart, is a sprawling metropolis of Imperial history and cutting edge modernity. Gateway to the infamous Great Wall and home to six UNESCO World Heritage sites, including the tranquil Temple of Heaven and majestic Forbidden City, Beijing seamlessly blends China’s historic past with its progressive, vibrant and cosmopolitan present.
Explore Beijing’s atmospheric Hutongs, a labyrinth of ancient alleyways, glittering skyscrapers and Tiananmen Square, the symbolic heart of modern China. Discover peaceful gardens at the Summer Palace and the elegant architecture of the Forbidden City, the administrative center to the historic Ming and Qing Dynasties. Beijing’s fast-paced way of life makes it a thrilling place to visit, but you can escape the hustle and bustle for some quiet reflection at the Temple of Heaven, where locals enjoy their morning exercise and meditation. Unearth the secrets of the iconic Great Wall as you explore the remote reaches of this vast edifice, away from the crowds.