Beijing (or Peking) is the capital of China, one of the largest countries in the world. It is also one of the most populous cities in the world. Located in the northern part of the country, Beijing is surrounded by Hebei, Tianjin, Shijiazhuang, Liaoning and Taiyuan. It has been the political and economic center of China for centuries. As an old city, you’ll find centuries of historical artifacts in the city, as well as newly built landmarks that were used during the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Asia has been a prime destination for “Westerners” for centuries. The unique culture and appeal of Asia has been, and still is, the main reason why thousands of Europeans and Americans flock to various tourist destinations in Asia, Beijing among them. Beijing is an old city, by old meaning it has existed for a long time, but it is as modern as any other city in the world. Once you’ve decided to visit Beijing, book for flights and accommodations. Book for a car for hire in Beijing as well so that you can have full control of your time while on vacation.
A trip to Beijing wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Great Wall. Just how great is the Great Wall of China, you might ask? There is a belief that the Great Wall of China can be seen from the moon, and despite this belief having been debunked a lot of times before, most people still believe in it. Hire a car in Beijing and drive all the way to the wall. You need all the energy you have to be able to wall along the wall. After a trip to the wall, drop by the Forbidden City for a glimpse of ancient Chinese grandeur. Have some dimsum and noodles once you get hungry.
After a day of going back in history, bring yourself back to the present by visiting Beijing’s new attractions, such as the National Stadium. Also known as the “Bird’s Nest”, the stadium was built especially for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Rent a car in Beijing and drive to Chaoyang District to get a glimpse of the nest. Afterwards, drop by the Beijing Zoo to enjoy the sight of pandas. Don’t forget to keep your eyes open for the hutongs, or the narrow alleys that are typical of ancient China. You’ll never know what you’ll discover there.
The language might be a small problem in Beijing, but with all the things that you can do and all the places that you can visit, you’ll definitely have a blast on your vacation. Plus you’ll get to enjoy one of the world’s best cuisines. That alone can make you fly to Beijing.
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