A city located in the northwest of North China Plain, Beijing is unique on its own. It is not only the political hub of China for 800 years but also involved in the country’s cultural, scientific, economic, and academic progress. Beijing is sometimes called by the name of Peking and is a place to discover. The city is well connected with other major cities through a dense network of road, rail, and airline.
Beijing is a city full of wonders and lots of unique places to visit and explore. It is home to some of the country’s best-known tourist hotspots, including a part of the famous Great Wall of China at Badaling Pass.
The Imperial Palace and the Forbidden City
The Imperial Palace, also known as the Forbidden City, is the center of attraction in China for tourists from all over the world. The palace originated from the Yuan Dynasty of the 13th century and is a residence for 24 Ming and Qing Emperors. The castle is called Forbidden City as ordinary citizens were not allowed to enter the palace. The whole area covers 720,000 square meters and is guarded by a 10-meter-high wall with towers in the four corners of the palace.
The Great Wall of China
You can visit the country’s most historic structure-The Great Wall of China, from Beijing in an hour only. The wall is a 16th century old standing tall at eight meters high. You can walk along a particular portion of the Great Wall that is quite spectacular, offering stunning views of the beautiful green surroundings. As the walk can be tiring, you can take a pleasant cable-car ride to reach to the top.
Tiananmen Square is the world’s largest inner-city square and was built to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Chinese Republic in 1958. The square was explicitly designed to accommodate a million people. The prime highlights of the square comprise of the Monument to the People’s, which is a 38-meter tall monument containing 17,000 pieces of granite and marble, and the marvelous Tiananmen Gate is known as the Gate of Heavenly Peace which was constructed in 1417 as the main entrance to the Imperial City.
The Summer Palace
The Summer Palace is highly famous, and a must visit place for tourists flocking to Beijing. It is just a car ride away from the city. A palace built in the 12th century and more than 700-acres in size is a treat to the eyes because of its grandeur and a picture-perfect setting, surrounded by a 700-year-old human made lake and beautiful gardens. You can either take a ride on the lake or walk across the traditional riverside shops on Suzhou Market Street.
Beijing National Stadium
Another popular point that you must not miss while you are in Beijing is the Beijing National Stadium. The stadium came into limelight after it hosted the popular Summer Olympics held in Beijing in 2008. The structure and unique design of the building influence traditional Chinese ceramics and hosts various cultural events and performances, including pop concerts, and football matches. In winter, the stadium becomes the world’s most significant human made indoor ski slope.
To witness the greatness and wonders of the city, you need to fly there. United Airlines can fulfill your wish and take you to the town. You need to call the United airlines customer service number for any help.