“A fascinating fusion of new and old, this ever-evolving city stands upon the foundations of a mighty empire.”

The smoggy urban chaos of Beijing is China’s pulsing heart, an economic giant and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world.

Supporting a population of 22 million, this east coast metropolis is known for its skyscrapers and eight-lane freeways, but also for its magnificent palaces, pretty pagodas and, of course, the Great Wall. It’s easy to be overwhelmed by Beijing, by its pollution and the sheer volume of people on the streets, but this incredible city has so much to offer that it’s vital to acclimatise. Some of history’s most important landmarks stand proud in the capital: the gargantuan Forbidden City, which acted as the Chinese imperial palace for almost 500 years; the iconic Tiananmen Square, so vast it must be seen to be believed; and the Temple of Heaven, an ancient place of worship that’s surrounded by stunning examples of Ming Dynasty architecture.   

Jianguo Hotel

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Four Seasons

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Fast Facts
  • Time Difference GMT +8 approx
  • Currency Chinese Yuan
  • Flight Time 9 hours 45 minutes from UK
  • Capital Beijing
  • Best time to go September to October

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