One of the world’s most-populated cities with more than 21 million residents, China’s sprawling capital is a modern megapolis harbouring many of the country’s most popular and historic attractions.
Beijing is a common base for travellers making the pilgrimage to The Great Wall of China, some parts of which are about an hour outside the city by car or train. Back in the city centre, visitors will undoubtedly spend much of their time exploring the Dongcheng and Xicheng districts, homes of the ancient Forbidden City, Wangfujing shopping and food street, the National Centre for the Performing Arts, and numerous museums and parks. It’s also the final resting place of Chairman Mao, whose embalmed body is displayed in Chairman Mao Memorial Hall at Tiananmen Square.
Rapidly reinventing itself, Beijing is a city bound to literally leave a big impression.