Why Travel to Beijing, China?

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Tiananmen Square
photo: Lyn Dawson

One of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing is the capital city of the People’s Republic of China. With a population of over 20 million people, the metropolis of Beijing is the centre of culture, education and politics in China.

This city has a rather dry humid continental climate that is influenced by the monsoon, and characterized by hot, humid summers and dry, cold, windy winters.

The history of Beijing dates back to the millennia and the city is renowned for its opulent palaces, tombs, temples, gardens, gates and walls, which are just some of the many reasons why you should visit Beijing.

So, why would one travel to Beijing?

Here are a few reasons to visit Beijing (the list is open – we’d love to hear your reasons too):



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    See The Great Wall

    Go hiking on one of the sections of the Great Wall while in Beijing. The Great Wall snakes across the northern part of Beijing and measures approximately 600 kilometers long. Majority of the sections of the Great Wall in Beijing have been well-preserved and mainly comprise remains from the Ming Dynasty which was a huge construction era. You will need strong footwear to climb the Great Wall!

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    Beijing Roast Duck
    Your visit to Beijing would not be complete without a taste of the local flavor – Beijing roast duck. The traditional method for the preparation of the savory Beijing duck dates back to over one hundred years and still boasts a good reputation today. When you ask for the best duck house in Beijing, you will get a variety of answers in response – so where you end up savoring your roast duck is ultimately down to your personal taste.

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    Forbidden City

    Forbidden City is a great place to begin your tour of Beijing. A place of mystery, the Forbidden City comprises of more than 9,000 rooms spread over 250 acres. Built between 1406 and 1420, this large palace complex has been burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, with most of the current architecture dating back to the 18th century’s Qing Dynasty.

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    Tiananmen Square

    Can you think of a greater symbol of Beijing than Tiananmen? Surely not. Situated in the heart of the city, Tiananmen is the world’s largest square of its kind and the site for massive rallies and parades. Tiananmen Square was the site at which Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. While there, pay a visit to the National Museum of China to check out the exhibition which gives a concise general history of the country.

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    Panjiayuan Market

    If you fancy taking in something that is really Chinese, look no further than the Panjiayuan Flea Market. Also known as the Panjiayuan Antique Market, this spot is likely to bring out nostalgia in you with many items inspiring memories of 1960s China. The market is located on no. 18, Huaweili Road, just 100 meters east of Panjiayuan Bridge on the east third ring road.

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