During your stay you will ample time to explore both Beijing and the huge variety of places of interest all around China. Here is a small selection to get you started. Beijing is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a centre of culture and art in China.
The Forbidden City (bottom left) was the seat of Imperial power for 500 years, and it is now one of China’s major tourist attractions. The Summer Palace (right) is the largest and most well preserved royal park in China, it greatly influences Chinese horticulture and landscaping with its famous natural vistas and points of cultural interest. The Badaling Great Wall (top left) was the earliest section of the Great Wall to be opened to tourists and receives the largest number of visitors.
Beyond Beijing, there is so much to explore…
Huangshan is a famous set of peaks in Anhui Province. Lotus Peak, Tiandu Peak, Bright Summit are at an altitude of more than 1800 meters. The area is well known for its scenery, sunsets, peculiarly-shaped granite peaks, Huangshan pine trees, hot springs, winter snow, and views of the clouds from above.
Guilin is located in northern Guangxi. Vast lush forests, steep ridges and peaks, roaring Creek Springs falls and mountain terraces come together to make one of the spectacles of the world. On this land of magic live more than more than 10 ethnic minorities such as Zhuang, Yao, Miao, Dong and Mulao. A popular Chinese saying is “Guilin’s scenery is best among all under heaven”.