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Beijing - Living Like the Locals
Planning a trip to Beijing can be difficult. Beijing is one of the busiest and most populous cities in the world, and finding quality accommodation can often be a problem. A holiday apartment rental c ...

Restaurants and Eating Out in Beijing
Beijing is the capital of China and its capital of good food as well. When you're in Beijing, you can rest assure that the food you get will be twice what you expected and most certainly not like your ...

Getting to Beijing, China
Home to the Olympics in August this year, Beijing is one of the hottest travel destinations of 2008. In fact, it has been a tourist favourite for years. Visitors from all over the world come here to, ...

A Holiday Guide to Beijing for Families
Despite the long history of the Cold War and all the mystique of the cloak and dagger operations, Beijing is now a terrific holiday destination for families. As a group traveling together, each indivi ...

Beijing Travel Guide - Overview for Tourists
The first recorded settlement here was the city of Ji in the 12th century B.C. This settlement was the capital of the Kingdom of Yen before it was destroyed by Qin Shi Huang Di, the first Emperor of u ...

The Temple of Heaven
This is the most important temple in China. Its' name refers to a group of ceremonial buildings inside a walled park, built in the 15th century. The most important building is the Hall of Prayer, wh ...

The Forbidden City
This area covers 250 acres and is surrounded by a wide moat and walls, which are 35 feet high. Twenty-four Emperors of the last dynasties ruled from the Forbidden City. Each was considered to be the " ...

Tian An Men Square
This vast square occupies an area of almost 100 acres. The name comes from the imposing gate and tower on the north side, which gave entry to the Old Forbidden City. Tian An Men Gate or "Gate of Heave ...

Beijing, Ancient City of Hopes
Home to 15 million, Beijing has for centuries been one of the world's centers of culture. The land here has been occupied for over 3,000 years. As a result, visitors face the well-known traveler's dil ...