Buzzing, busy and breath-taking, Beijing is home to some of the World’s most incredible sights. Situated in north-eastern China, Beijing is the second largest city in China (after Shanghai) and one of the most densely populated in the world. Its history dates back over 3000 years and its longevity is clearly displayed in its plethora of remarkable sights like The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, the Pearl Market and Silk Alley as well as its many stunning temples, palaces and parks.

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The iconic Great Wall, to the north of the city is vast – spanning five provinces and over 2500 miles! There are numerous excursions, buses and hikes which take visitors to various sections of the Wall.

The Forbidden City or Imperial Palace lies in the heart of Beijing. It is a magnificent structure with beautiful gardens, pavilions and halls which housed Ming and Qing emperors for 500 years. Just to the South of The Forbidden City is the largest square in the world, the impressive Tiananmen Square where thousands of people flock to every day. The immense square is surrounded by significant buildings including the Tiananmen Tower, Great Hall of the People, the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall, the Monument to the People’s Heroes and the National Museum.

The Temple of Heaven is a unique structure built in 1420 and is China’s largest building for religious worship. It is built within an extensive park where locals spend their time going for walks or practising Tai Chi.

For a spot of retail therapy, visit Silk Alley or the Pearl Market but be prepared for some haggling! For food lovers, you will not be disappointed with the abundance of restaurants on offer in Beijing, from top-class dining experiences to good value family-run restaurants.

Multi Centre Holidays

Beijing is best explored as part of one of our China Multi Centre Holidays – where we can combine it, with all the other bits of China that you want to see. We tailor make every holiday, so we can offer you any hotel, any itinerary.

Get in touch today so we can create an itinerary just for you, or for some inspiration take a look at our most popular Beijing itineraries below.

Remember, this is just a taste of what we can offer, so please get in touch today and speak to one of our China specialists.