Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Enjoy the Attractions of Beijing

Not only is Beijing a developed city, it also is steeped in history and culture. The city is a popular tourist destination for foreign visitors who come to China every year. The city can be easily reached from other parts of the country, as there are cheap domestic flights operating in China, which makes travel within this vast country pretty easy.

Once people come on cheap flights to Beijing, they are awed by the palaces, museums, gardens, temples and the famous Great Wall of China. Even the suburbs of the city is replete with natural beauty where you can find lakes, hot springs, hills and Karst caves.

Perhaps the most well-known attraction in the city is the Great Wall of China, which attracts millions of people from across the globe. It is one of the eight wonders of the world and was built to protect the region from invaders. The wall runs through five provinces and besides enjoying the architecture of this man made marvel, people can enjoy cable car rides, enjoy the panoramic scenery in the vicinity, visit a museum and even spend time at a theater.

Try to get cheap tickets to Beijing on leading airline tickets, such as US Airways, British Airways and Air France. This will allow you an opportunity to visit and explore the mysterious Forbidden City. This used to be the royal residence during the Qing and Ming dynasties. The palace has 9,999 rooms and is surrounded by high walls and a moat. Its architecture is amazing and a visit to the Forbidden City should be on every visitor’s itinerary.

The Summer Palace is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is popular for its amazing and beautiful architecture. The palace consists of beautiful pavilions, towers, bridges and lush gardens that are worth checking out.

There are so many flights to Beijing from across the world that vacationers will not find it difficult to hop on to a cheap plane and reach the city. This will also allow them to visit the beautiful Temple of Heaven, which was used by the Qing and Ming dynasties as a royal temple. Vacationers can explore the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvest, the Round Altar, the Echo Wall and the Vault of Heaven. Even today, the temple is an important place of worship for the Chinese people.

The city is home to the biggest square in the world, the Tiananmen Square. It is located in the heart of the city and has been witness to many important events. There are many places of interest around the Square, like the Great Hall of People, Monument of People’s Heroes and the Mao Zedong Memorial Hall.

The other attractions in the city include the Donghuamen night market, the silk market, the Drum and Bell Towers and the Lama Temple. Be sure to stop by in an authentic Chinese restaurant to savor the local delicacy – the Peking duck. The city also offers great shopping opportunities with its mega malls, superstores and markets. You can buy beautiful ivory carvings, jade figurines, silk flowers and pearls in the city. The main shopping area in the city is located along Qianmen Street, and you will find just about anything and everything here.


stefen fin said...

Beautiful pictures.Beijing is popular destination of China.

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