As the capital city of People's Republic of China, Beijing also known as Peking is the political, cultural, and educational center of the country. It is also one of the great ancient capital cities with many historical sites, as one of the hot tourist city in China, it is always the first choice for tourist who come to China.
As take Beijing City Tour, the historical relics are what you can not missed. The Great Wall will be the first one. Great Wall is the symbol of China and the greatest tourist attraction in the World. There are eight major section of great wall popular for tourists: Badaling Great Wall, Mutianyu Great Wall, Jinshanling Great Wall, Simatai Great Wall, Huanghuacheng Great Wall, Jiankou Great Wall, Juyongguan Great Wall and Gubeikou Great Wall. Dadaling section of great wall is the best preserved and most visited, it is the earliest section open to the public and the nearest to the city center. As the essence of the Ming Great Wall, it has attracted numerous visitors all over the world, there is an old saying goes like: One who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a hero. The great wall has also attracts 372 foreign leaders and many of the world's big man include Richard Nixon, Ronald Reagan and thatcher, mikhail gorbachev, Elizabeth etc. In 1988, the badaling Great Wall was listed as a world heritages of human culture by United Nations. Mutianyu is also a well preserved section of great wall, it is far than Badaling great wall so it is not as crowd as Badaling. Jinshanling and Simatai great wall are famous for hiking. Huanghuacheng great wall is famous for a harmonious mixture of the splendid wall, an awesome mountain and transparent water. Gubeikou great wall, Jiankou section are all the famou section of wild great wall popular for hikers.
The Summer Palace which is the best-kept existing royal garden in Beijing. The whole Summer Palace covers an area of over 290 hectares including more than 3,000 buildings, such as halls, pavilions, towers and so on. The garden came into existence early in the 1750s and had once been a summer resort for the emperors. It is acclaimed as a museum of gardens in China, for a visit to this garden bestow on sightseers a glimpse of representative scenes all over China.
Forbidden City which was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty is a must see for a Beijing City Tour. Now it hosts the palace museum, for almost 500 years, it served as the home of emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.
In addition, Beijing has much more to offer, the Ming Tombs which 13 Ming emperors had buried, Sacred Road which is the road leads to the heaven, the Hutong which is the memory of ancient Beijing life, the Lama Temple which is the largest temple outside of Tibet.
For Beijing City Tour, the nightlife is worth to experience. The Kungfu show, Peking Opera Show and the Acrobatics Show are the most popular night shows for tourists. There are also bar streets like Sanlitun and Shichahai for enjoy a wonderful night!
There are also famous place for shopping such as Wangfujing Street, Dashilan Street, Liulichang Street and so on, shopping on these ancient style street, you can not only enjoy a happy shopping but also can taste the ancient culture, as well as the local snacks.
Beijing has much to offer, no matter you are take a one day tour or several days tour, Beijng will never fail to attract you!