Get Inspired / China China: Beijing Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / China China: Beijing story by: Inspire Hong Kong & China China's Capital, Beijing, is both an old and a new city – old in its UNESCO World Heritage cultural sites, and as the new Chinese capital. Beijing History dates back 3000 years and as the capital for over 800 years. Buildings reflect Qing, Shun, Ming and earlier Chinese dynasties. Beijing attractions include the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and Summer Palace with Chinese classical gardens.For a city brimming with grand imperial sites, timeless gardens and parklands, spacious squares and ancient relics, Beijing is a perfect gateway to a REAL China experience. Complementing the city’s wealth of historic tourist attractions, is a new-found character oozing with contemporary sophistication . . . where shopping for designer labels in ritzy department stores and giant shopping malls is matched by the international gourmet delights served in fashionable, sometimes quirky, restaurants. There is much more to Beijing than at first meets the eye. To thoroughly enjoy Beijing is to see and breathe it - experience an old city which has a few modern twists. Around almost every bend unfolds a surprise, something worth treasuring, from a rickshaw ride through the preserved “hutong” (traditional neighbourhoods) where generations of families have lived, and, in some cases continue to live, to dining on scrumptious dumplings or the tantalisingly hot traditional Peking Duck dinner in one of a host of eateries. Shopping experiences are a mix of old meets new, from sidewalk vendors selling everything from pots to suits to sophisticated stores and boutiques retailing the latest in fashion. Once you have explored and enjoyed the spoils of Beijing you will realise this is a city of a 21st Century standing where contemporary progress has been rapid without losing sight of an intriguing ancestral past and the values that have accompanied it. Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Taupo Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street CBD: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Uncover New Horizons Cruising Through Asia Read more Add or remove from Wishlist Do Stop til’ you get Enough Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.