As the proud capital of modern China, Beijing is fast becoming a popular and fashionable tourist destination.
And for good reason too. Beijing is not only the modern political, cultural and educational center of China, but holds the biggest collection of ancient sites and relics in the nation.
Beijing has been at the center of China and the heart and soul of politics and society for over 5000 years. If the pace of change in the city today is anything to judge by, Beijing is determined to stay at the forefront of Chinese civilization.
A world-renowned ancient cultural city, Beijing is a flourishing metropolis, boasting many scenic spots and historical monuments, precious artifacts and world-famous architectural wonders, such as the Forbidden City, which was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
The Summer Palace, a summer resort for the Qing court, sitting within the largest Chinese-style garden in existence. The Great Wall, with a history of over 2000 years, being one of the most amazing feats of human labor ?the only man-made construction on earth visible from outer space.
The Ming Tombs, the mauseloums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty. The Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors prayed for good harvests. The Tiananmen Square, located in the heart of the
capital, known as one of the largest city squares in the world.
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