Wednesday, January 12, 2011

China Tour-Beijing Station

Beijing, the capital of China, has become one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Having served as the capital of the country for more than 800 years, Beijing is the nation's political, cultural, scientific, international trade and communication center as well as a key transportation hub. The long history and profound culture have endowed Beijing with incomparable charm. Beijing, a fascinating mixture of old and new, is so attractive for travelers with many must-see places of historic interest and scenic beauty.  

The Forbidden City was the imperial palace during the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911), the largest and the most magnificent and splendid intact palace complex in the world. As one of five world-famous palaces, it shares the honor with the Palace of Versailles in France, The Great Wall of China is one of the largest defensive projects ever constructed and a symbol of Chinese civilization. This impressive wonder has witnessed the up and down of the earth, yet still remaining in the world.The Summer Palace is the largest and most famous imperial garden in China. The natural landscape of hills and open water is combined with artificial features such as pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges to form a harmonious ensemble of outstanding aesthetic value.The Temple of Heaven was built in 1420 AD Ming Dynasty and enlarged in the Qing Dynasty, three times larger than the Forbidden City. The temple was for emperors of the two dynasties to worship heaven and pray for rich harvest.
 Buckingham Palace in England, the White House in the U.S. and the Kremlin in Russia.

Apart from the most popular travel attractions, Beijing also offer plenty historic sites like the Hutong areas, museums, temples, former residence of celebrities and the fantastic Kungfu shows, acrobatic shows, etc. Olympic venues, like the Bird's Nest and Water Cube, have become new highlights for travelers to Beijing after 2008. With so many wonderful attractions, it's no need to worry about what to see in your Beijing Tour.

Beijing also features its cuisines. Among them, the most famous one is Beijing Roast Duck. It is deemed to be one of the important things that must be experienced in any trip to Beijing. Besides, Beijing is also an ideal place for shopping. Silk Market, is a famous shopping destination for shoppers and bargain hunters. In brief, there are much more to expect in Beijing. A Beijing Tour, the vast and fast changing city, could well be a very fascinating experience. Other China Tours at

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