Top Reasons to Go to Beijing
The Forbidden City: Built by more than 200,000 workers, it’s the largest palace in the world and has the best-preserved and most complete collection of imperial architecture in China.
Tiananmen Square: The political heart of modern China, the square covers 100 acres, making it the largest public square in the world.
Temple of Heaven: One of the best examples of religious architecture in China, the sprawling, tree-filled complex is a pleasant place for wandering. Watch locals practice martial arts, play traditional instruments, and enjoy ballroom dancing on the grass.
Magnificent Markets: So much to bargain for, so little time! Visit outdoor Panjiayuan Antiques Market, the Silk Alley Market, or the Pearl Market.
Summer Palace: This garden complex dates back eight centuries, to when the first emperor of the Jin Dynasty built the Gold Mountain Palace on Longevity Hill.