Beijing, the thriving modern capital city of China is a place that all travel enthusiasts should visit in their lifetime. Embedded in centuries of history, the city has more to offer than you would ever imagine.
A short trip to Beijing will never suffice given the number of things there are to do, feel and see in the city. This makes Beijing one destination where tourists do not mind coming back to. Beijing is accessible by most major airlines from around the world. Beijing experiences 4 distinct seasons. April, May, September and October are regarded as the best months to visit Beijing as these are spring and autumn months. Autumn in particular is regarded to be the best time for travel to Beijing because skies are bright and temperatures highly comfortable. However, this does not mean you should not visit during summer or winter. Just be prepared to deal with the temperatures then with appropriate clothing.
There is something for everyone in Beijing. Lovers of Chinese heritage and history will be impressed thoroughly. When in Beijing, do not miss the famed Great Wall of China. This Great Wall of China was built more than 2000 years ago and extends from the Shanhaiguan Pass, which is a seaport that is situated along the Bohai Bay coast on to Jiayuguan Pass. Also not to be missed is the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, the Ming Tomb, the Summer Place, Peking Opera and the Lama Temple.
If you are a food lover or shopping enthusiast, Beijing has lots to offer. Regardless of whether you are looking for Chinese antiques or souvenirs or cheap steals, Beijing meets that need. Ranging from vast markets to posh malls, there is a lot to explore. Throughout Beijing, bargaining is necessary. It is common to slash prices by up to 40% to 50%. Quickly learn the tricks of getting vendors to agree to your price and you will begin enjoying your shopping expedition. Beijing is also a foodie’s haven. In this capital city, you will be able to find an international fare like Italian, Mexican, Japanese, Thai and American food.