Beijing: a blend of modern China and centuries-old buildings
Beijing (Peking), China's capital, is a city of contrasts. The skyline is dominated by the numerous modern skyscrapers. New high-rise buildings rub shoulders with centuries-old buildings such as the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven. There's plenty to see in this dazzling metropolis, which is home to over 21 million people.
4 reasons for choosing Beijing
Wonder around a hutong, an original Chinese residential neighbourhood
Discover the endless heritage of the Empire in the form of temples and palaces
Beijing is a vibrant city and more than 3000 years old
Explore the city on an electric scooter: extremely popular in China
TIPS AND FUN FACTS BEIJING
Useful and fun to know before departure
Will you be travelling by taxi? Make sure you have your destination written in Chinese symbols, to avoid misunderstanding.
Visit the great Wall of China at less touristy spots such as Simatai, Mutianyu or Jiayuguan and avoid those such as Badaling.
Beijing has the best street food markets. One you certainly mustn't miss is at Wangfujing street, you have to try the dumplings here!
Visit the Lama Temple, the largest Tibetan temple outside of Tibet.
When can I fly?
Flight schedule to Beijing