The capital of China, Beijing is the political centre of a country which is enjoying an economic and cultural boom. Having hosted the 2008 Winter Olympics, Beijing is an established tourist destination which offers a rich cultural life which is more and more English-speaking and accessible to visitors.
A great imperial capital under the Ming and Qing dynasties, Beijing boasts a number of historic, must-see monuments. On your visit to Beijing, explore the
Another major sight,
Known for its major universities such as the University of Beijing, the Chinese capital has a dynamic young population and many festivals aimed at the next generation, such as the
If you are planning to visit Beijing in winter, don't miss the magnificent celebrations during
Find out more about Ancient China and traditional Chinese culture, with a trip to the
And finally, whether you are there as a as a couple, with the family or with friends, pay a visit to the giant pandas of China, who await you at the
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