Tianjin/Beijing, China

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Beijing, in Tanggu Province, northern China, is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and the nation’s political, economic, cultural and educational centre. It is also China’s most important centre for international trade and communications. Each year sees about 4.4 million international visitors join with 140 million Chinese tourists, in this popular tourist destination. Renowned tourist attractions include the Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Ming Tombs, National Stadium, and Tiananmen Square.

Also don’t neglect to take a rickshaw ride or a tour of the Beijing Hutongs, a wonderful way to reflect on the local peoples’ lives. Indeed there are around twenty practical day tours, including bicycling and walking tours, which are worth considering. Places of interest include the Fragrant Hill Park, Niujie Mosque, 798 Factory Art District, Beijing World Park, Lugou Bridge, Songshan Nature Reserve, Yangi Lake Amusement Park, and the wonderful spectacle of the Yinhu Cave. Enjoy shopping for a bargain, perhaps view an acrobatic performance, and thoroughly enjoy the delicious food, especially a Peking Duck Dinner. Whatever you do you will be intrigued as you explore Beijing’s ancient past and enjoy its exciting modern development.