Beijing is the capital city of China and a must for anyone on a vacation to China. It has a population of 14.93 million people.
As well as the nation's political, economic, cultural and educational centre she is also China's most important centre for international trade and communications. Beijing is fast becoming a tourist and holiday destination too. The Chinese capital is one of the six ancient cities in China so there is much to interest anyone contemplating a Chinese tour or vacation.
Beijing boasts the biggest central square in the world - Tian'anmen Square, which must be included when sightseeing in China.
Other amazing attractions include the Forbidden City, the largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex, a superbly preserved section of the Great Wall, and the largest sacrificial complex in the world - the Temple of Heaven. Beijing attracts both domestic and foreign visitors and holidaymakers who all come to wonder at its centuries-old history and unique cultural relics.
Beijing is a city with four distinct seasons. It is at its best during late spring and autumn, so China travel services recommend May, September, and October for a Chinese holiday or tour, when people can enjoy bright sunshine and blue skies.
Although Beijing is now a modern and fashionable city complete with 21st Century vitality, vacationers can still experience 'old Beijing' by exploring its many teahouses, temple fairs, Beijing's Hutong and Courtyard and enjoy the Peking Opera.
Why not view our articles about vacations in China. All the major places such as Shanghai, Hong Kong, Macau, Guilin, Hangzhou, Sanya, Xian, Suzhou, Xiamen, Nanjing are covered. If you're planning a vacation in China be sure to check out these pages.