Visit Beijing & Walk on the Wall of China
Beijing is a city that somehow manages to balance progress with history. The most conspicuous demonstration of this balance can be seen when visiting the Forbidden City, an ancient palace that still stands proud amongst the skyscrapers popping up throughout Beijing. Beijing is a thriving and vibrant city filled with imperial history, great shopping, delicious food and beautiful parks.
The biggest attraction in Beijing is the Forbidden City, located in the district of Dongcheng. This UNESCO World Heritage Site is famous for being the largest collection of preserved ancient wooden structures on Earth. Beijing is filled with museums; be sure to check out popular museums such as the Palace Museum, the National Museum of China, the National Art Museum of China, the Capital Museum and the Beijing Art Museum. If you’re looking to shop, check out Xizhimen in the Xicheng District, Silk Street in the Chaoyang District, Nanluoguoxiang in the Dongcheng District and Tea Street in the Xuanwu District. Some popular and inexpensive Beijing foods include savory pancakes, lamb kebabs, candied fruit and mutton hotpot. Relax in one of Beijing’s numerous parks such as Zhongshan Park, Beihai Park, Chaoyang Park and Ritan Park.
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When to Visit
When planning your flights to Beijing, it’s a good idea to take Chinese holidays into consideration. Forget about foreign tourist crowds; during holiday seasons, the domestic tourists are the ones flooding the city. Peak domestic travel seasons include the Chinese New Year, Labor Day and National Day. It’s also a good idea to take weather into consideration when planning your flights to Beijing. The most popular time to get flights to Beijing is during September and October, when Beijing has pleasant and warm weather. The second most popular time of year to get flights to Beijing is during March, April and May.
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