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Capital city of China known for its rich history, including the Forbidden City and Tiananmen Square, as well as being a modern political center.

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Isn’t a shocker that the most impressive Chinese New Year celebrations can be found on mainland China and Hong Kong. People dream of seeing in the Chinese New Year in China, and those who celebrate there won’t be disappointed. Shanghai, the financial capital, pulls out all the stops with dazzling lantern displays across the city and fireworks every evening. Some of the biggest shenanigans happen in the capital, and the place to be is Atmosphere Bar, where you see the extravagant fireworks display from the World China Summit Wing. Countless people head out of the city to ice skate around sculptures at the snow festival, many of which are in the shape of that year’s lunar animal. There’s a real community feel to Chinese New Year in Beijing, and most people head to Ditan Park where historic reenactments happen every day, along with other performances and plenty of hearty food to keep everyone warm. There are Temple Night Markets through the month, which carry on the fun, and are a firm favourite of locals and visitors alike. This year, the Chinese New Year is even expected to be included in the opening ceremony of the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics.

booksandbao 2 years ago

Beijing, the capital city of China, is a sprawling metropolis rich in history and culture. The city offers an impressive array of attractions, from the iconic Great Wall of China to the magnificent Forbidden City, and the bustling shopping streets of Wangfujing. Visitors can also indulge in the city's culinary delights, ranging from traditional Peking duck to modern fusion cuisine, and explore its vibrant art and music scene. As one of the most dynamic and diverse capital cities in Asia, Beijing offers something for everyone.

seeker 11 months ago

Beijing was my first point of contact with China, and the first stop on our China itinerary. The capital city takes pride in its rich history, its revered temples, palaces, and proximity to the Great Wall. This historic appeal is enlivened with creative dining and nightlife, and an edgy contemporary art scene. On the first day, I visited some of the signature attractions, such as the Forbidden City, Tiananmen Square, and Drum and Bell Towers. Take a rickshaw around the lakes at Houhai.

amanmehta 5 years ago

Knock back a few shots of 白酒 (báijiǔ), a clear spirit made of fermented sorghum that is wildly popular in China. The most famous brand is Maotai, named after the town in Guizhou province where this liquor is made. This potent liquor is a minimum 38% alcohol by volume. 干杯 (Gānbēi), or cheers!

laurenmack 2 years ago

Beijing, China is a city of rich history and culture, boasting over 3,000 years of civilization. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City and the Temple of Heaven, and experience the vibrant street life and delicious cuisine. With its blend of ancient traditions and modern innovations, Beijing is a must-visit destination for travelers seeking a unique and authentic experience.

seeker 11 months ago

Beijing, China is a bustling metropolis that retains its ancient past. Home to iconic landmarks such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall, visitors can experience both the prestige of ancient Chinese civilization and the modernity of a bustling city. Delicious cuisine and lively nightlife add to Beijing's charm, making it a top destination on Travel & Leisure's 50 Best Places to Travel.

seeker 11 months ago

Beijing, China's capital city, is a popular destination for its rich history, cultural attractions, and modern amenities. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks such as the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and Tiananmen Square. The city also offers a vibrant food scene, bustling markets, and traditional hutongs (narrow alleyways) that offer a glimpse into Beijing's past.

seeker 11 months ago

Beijing blew spectators away, from in-person visitors to families in their living rooms miles away, with a fantastic display of talent and culture through the iconic opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics. One of the most talked-about Olympics in recent history, the sparkling city of Beijing was a fit choice for truly memorable summer games.

seeker 3 years ago

While China seeks to open up again for international travel using vaccine passports, we can start daydreaming about our next trip to the effervescent city of Beijing. For delicious dim sum, massive shopping complexes, and ancient temples- this destination is one of our top faves to visit again.

seeker 3 years ago

Beijing Guides

  • My Favorite Hikes

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    These easy hikes are perfect, even for those who don't like to hike.
  • Best Things to do in China Under $50

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    China is full of places to visit and things to do, you can do them all if you’ve got an endless cash supply but if you’re on a budget you have to choose carefully. The country is great for those on a budget, checkout this list of the 10 best things to do in China under $50. I think you’ll be surprised how cheap some of these world class attractions are, more than one is free!
  • Places around the World Where Mother Earth Really Outdid Herself

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    Check out these mesmerizing places created by Mother Nature you won't believe. 🌎
  • Places I’ve Loved

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    Gorgeous places I’ve been to that took my breath away.
  • Where #VoyageDiva Has Traveled - Outside the US

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    The places Lauren Mack has explored outside the U.S.
  • Cities With Vaccine Passports

    seeker (Seeker Editors)
    These cities are requiring proof of vaccination for most non-essential services, and while this may change in the future, it’s great to always stay aware of local covid restrictions prior to travel. We put together a list of some of our favorite destinations that intend to, or already are, implementing vaccine passports. So in case you need some travel inspo for the upcoming year, this may be of service. We would like to add that you should always do your own research about the destinations you are traveling to, and what processes need to be completed prior to/ and after boarding. Safe travels seekers!.
  • Last 10 Cities That Hosted The Summer Olympics

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    We took a little trip down memory lane and *virtually* visited the 10 most recent Summer Olympic Games host cities. Check out how each city celebrated the occasion, and consider adding these exciting destinations to your bucket list. The Olympics have long been an international celebration dedicated to promoting travel and connection between countries far and wide, and with the current games underway, get in the spirit and let's take a look at these iconic, historical destinations.
  • Capital Cities in Asia

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    Explore beneath the glittering pink lights of Beijing, hop on a plane to the bustling metropolis of Seoul, discover sandy coastline cities and wander ancient temples of civilizations past- we present our collection of capital cities in Asia. Asia is a massive continent deeply rich in history with diverse cultures, these awe-inspiring destinations are sure to be future backdrops of life-changing adventures to come.
  • Travel & Leisure's 50 Best Places to Travel

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    These breathtaking destinations selected by Travel & Leisure are on the top of bucket lists worldwide. From the gorgeous tropical landscape of Costa Rica to the modern metropolis of Beijing, this list encompasses the vast sceneries and experiences that our planet has to offer. Explore with us seekers, the 50 best places to travel as chosen by the experts at Travel & Leisure.
  • Forbes' Top 50 in Travel

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    Across all continents, Forbes has selected their pick for the top 50 travel destinations. Explore the gorgeous hues of Jaipur or the bustling neon glow of Seoul, relax beachside after partying all night in Ibiza or try on eclectic Harajuku fashion in Tokyo. Across our planet there is so much to see and discover, so come on seekers as we explore this awe-inspiring list of destinations.
  • World's Most Popular Destinations

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Beijing Articles

  • 35 Essential Things to Do in Beijing

    Beijing is a city of contrasts and a metropolis in constant flux. The Chinese capital’s wide boulevards and modern skyscrapers have been rapidly eclipsing the charming hútòngs (alleyways) and sìhéyuàn (courtyard homes) for decades, but there is still plenty of history and culture in the ‘Jing. From exploring the Forbidden City and riding bicycles through […]

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  • The Best Places to Celebrate Chinese New Year 2022

    Ready to celebrate the Year of the Tiger? Here’s your ultimate guide to the biggest Chinese New Year celebrations around the world. Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) means a lot of different things to folks across the globe, but one thing holds true no matter where you’re from: […]

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  • The Ultimate 11-Day China Itinerary: Beijing to Kashgar

    The Silk Road was the traditional route through which caravans carried products from the East and the West for centuries. More than that, it was a corridor through which philosophical ideas, scientific knowledge and the foundations of Buddhism and Islam were transmitted. Want to go, but not sure where to start? We’ve created the ultimate […]

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