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Beijing

The Forbidden City

Experience a sense of wonder and excitement as you follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo, the Italian explorer who wrote about his extraordinary adventures in this city during the 13th century. Whether you are enjoying Peking Opera or Peking Duck, you will find this ancient, yet modern city to have a unique collection of art, architecture and cuisine. It is the cultural hub of China. It is also one of the oldest, inhabited cities of the world and it is over 3,000 years old. During that time, its name has changed fifteen times but it has been known as Beijing since 1403.

Bicycles are a popular form of transportation and nearly every family has one. It is also considered the bicycle capital of the world and it is estimated that there are more than nine million bicycles in the city. If you are lucky, you can plan your visit during Chinese New Year and enjoy the most spectacular fireworks displays in the world.

Experiences

The Great Wall of China

Step back in time as you walk along the longest man-made structure in the world known as the Sleeping Dragon. Wear some sturdy shoes for this adventure because the stairs are uneven and the climb is v... See more

The Palace Museum and the Forbidden City

This is the world’s largest, imperial palace and was home to 24 emperors, their families and leaders who helped rule the country for more than 500 years. The common people were not allowed to enter t... See more

Gateway to Heaven

You will have to climb 999 stairs with 99 turns to reach “the Gateway to Heaven”, also known as Tianmen Cave, the highest natural arch in the world. In Chinese culture, the number nine is considered ... See more

Ming Dynasty Tombs

Life-size statues of animals and people guard the nearly five mile Sacred Way road that leads to the tombs. Entering through the majestic, stone archway of the Great Red Gate, you will find yourself ... See more

Tiananmen Square

Rickshaw Ride Through the Hutongs

For a change of pace, step away from the traffic and crowds in the most populated capital city on the planet and discover a more traditional, Chinese lifestyle. Your rickshaw driver will pedal you t... See more

China Watermelon Museum

This futuristic, modern museum is filled with wax watermelons setup in creative displays illuminated by hundreds of neon lights. Located in one of the highest watermelon producing regions in the wor... See more

Beihai Park

The Temple of Heaven

Eat Peking Duck

The Summer Palace

Attend a Beijing Opera

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