Beijing Tourism Guide:
Beijing has been a burgeoning metropolis like none other since time immemorial, first as the advanced capital of the Ming and Qing dynasties and later as the capital city of the People’s Republic of China, one of the strongest emerging economies in the world. Experience its rich historical past and its current positioning in the global economy that have made it a holiday destination, par excellence, for just about everyone – history buffs, city slickers, art connoisseurs and even gourmet food lovers.
Explore the luxurious 15th Century imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties in the Forbidden City, the largest preserved wooden structures collection in the world and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Discover the opulence of the imperial treasures at the Imperial Palace Museum and experience it personally with a tour of the Summer Palace, the Imperial Summer Residence and an outstanding masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.
The affluence of the Ming and Qing dynasties can be experienced further in historical treasures such as the Temple of Heaven, the Emperor’s personal Altar or temple of heaven, where he, as the Son of Heaven, prayed to his Supreme Father, for the prosperity of his empire and subjects and specifically for a good harvest. One can also visit the Ming Dynasty Tombs, the mausoleum for not just 1 but as many as 13 Emperors from the Ming Dynasty.
Complete your Beijing holiday experience with a short trek up the Great Wall of China, a famed wall built in bits and pieces from the 453-221 B.C. and later joined to form one Great Wall by the first Qin Emperor. An equally magnificent landmark of contemporary times is the vast Tiananmen Square, one of the largest public squares in the world that can hold up to a million people at a time. Several important monuments of contemporary China including the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong and National Museum of China are housed within the square.
There is much to be seen and done in contemporary Beijing; encompass the best of them with a well-planned Beijing Holiday Tour Package from WishClicknGo, an Outbound Tour & Travel venture of Jetways Travels.
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