With plenty of centuries-old traditions as well as bustling city streets, Beijing is an infinitely interesting city. Here, five reasons to make an around-the-globe journey.
Step into history
Beijing is overflowing with rich history. Spend an afternoon wandering through the ancient hutong neighborhoods, walk through legendary Tiananmen Square and enter the Forbidden City (shown above) right in the center of the city.
Experience timeless traditions
Modern-day China still honors many age-old customs that have defined the culture for centuries. Whether you’re enjoying a tea ceremony, taking in a martial arts show or visiting a pearl factory, you’ll get a glimpse into a time-tested culture.
Visit the Summer Palace
Set against a backdrop of Kunming Lake and magnificent grounds dotted with pavilions, temples and gardens, it’s easy to see why the grand Summer Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
See greatness firsthand
The Great Wall is arguably the most famous landmark in the world. Make the trek to this fabled wall and spend time soaking in the enormity of the ancient ramparts.
Eat “real” Chinese food
Dim sum. Roasted Peking duck. Simmering soups. Not that we don’t love the Americanized take-out staple, but the authentic fare found in Beijing is incredibly delicious and diverse.
Uncover the multidimensional culture of Beijing on our Imperial China & the Yangtze River tour, or call our Tour Consultants at 800.206.9836 to learn more about travel opportunities.