After some 4,000 years of continuous civilisation, China’s long history means it is home to many internationally important landmarks, such as the Great Wall of China and the Forbidden City. The country is now the world’s fastest-growing economy and its capital city reflects all the dynamism of its people while remaining the cultural heart of the country.
The Great Wall
The most popular site is two hours away from Beijing. Badaling is easier to climb than other Great Wall sections, but it is also the most crowded. Fewer tour groups travel to Mutianyu, which is another hour away, or Simatai, which is four hours away, but it is very steep and has no cable car.
The Forbidden City
Beijing Capital Highlights
And when it is time for you to buy some mementos of your trip, you will need to find your way to Panjiayuan Flea Market – the largest market in China selling every type of antiques, crafts and collectables you could ever want to purchase.
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