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Beijing, China

Beijing is an international city and a leading center for culture, business, education, research and tourism. It is home to the many international company headquarters and hosts the largest number of Fortune Global 500 companies in the world, as well as the world's four biggest financial institutions. The city is a major transportation hub for highways, high-speed rail networks and air travel. Beijing is one of the oldest cities in the world and one of the most important tourist destinations of the world.

Cultural and Historical Attractions

Beijing is rich with history dating spanning 3,000 years. Beijing was the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and has been the political center of the country for centuries. The city is known for its decadent palaces, temples, parks, gardens, tombs, walls and gates. There are many places to explore their dynamic history. Some of the top attractions are:

Food and Cuisine

Beijing is famous for its cuisine that blends flavors from it's imperial court history and international influences. From Michelin star restaurants to bustling night markets and street food, there are many food experiences to explore. Learn more about the history of their cuisine.


Beijing offers many places to shop for goods and souvenirs. Beijing's markets are a distinctive feature of the city where you can find unique items such as silk, cashmere, carpets, jewelry, and souvenirs. Some popular markets to shop at are Qianmen Street, known for shopping and dining, Silk Street (Xiushuijie) for silks, Hongqiao Market (Xiushui) for pearls, and Panjiayuan Antique Market for antiques and collectibles.

Family Friendly Activities

Beijing is a family friendly city, with many attractions for all ages. For thrill seekers, visit Universal Beijiing Resort and ride the exhilarating rides and roller coasters. Animal lovers will enjoy a trip to one of Beijing's three zoos. See the giant pandas at Beijing Zoo, and be sure to stop by the aquarium, the largest in land aquarium in the world. Get up close to local wildlife at Beijing Wildlife Park. Drive through the 6,000 acres of park at Badaling Wildlife World. For your budding scientists and engineers, explore the interactive exhibits and educational shows at the China Science and Technology Museum

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