Added Apr 29, 2010 by linklinquanTo the east of the Great Wall at Ba Da Ling and 70 kilometers from the city is this restored section of the Great Wall. This three- kilometer stretch has 25 beacon towers, watch towers and lodging houses. Historically, the construction here required the largest number of laborers to construct and produced work of extremely high quality. It requires a more rigorous climb than Ba Da Ling, but the views are more striking and there are cable cars to take you to the top and even the option of an exhilarating toboggan ride back down.
San Du He Village, 101400 Mutianyu, China
+86 10 6162 6873
Added Apr 29, 2010 by linklinquanThe Simatai Great Wall, two hours drive from Beijing in northeastern Miyun County, is renowned for its precipitous topography. Built by the Ming Dynasty general Qi Ji Guang, it is one of the few stretches of the Wall that still preserve the original construction features of that period. It not only incorporates differing characteristics from other Wall sections, but also displays some features not found elsewhere. To the west 20 watchtowers look out over gently sloping hills. To the east are 15 watchtowers atop peaks up to 1,000 meters high. The views are unparalleled.
Gubeikou Town, 101508 Beijing, China
+86 10 8119 1011
Added Apr 29, 2010 by linklinquanThe Forbidden City, also known as the Palace Museum, was the imperial residence of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) Dynasties. The complex has 70 structures and more than 9000 rooms. It is surrounded by a 10 meter high wall dotted with elaborate watchtowers and encircled by a moat. Turned into a museum in the early 20th Century, it houses an extensive collection of fine treasures. The Nationalist Party took a large number of these treasures to Taiwan in 1949 but 900,000 priceless relics remain. Behind the palace is a delightful royal garden that is surprisingly quiet in contrast to the throngs of international visitors at Tiananmen Gate, the museum's official entrance. The Palace Museum that is commonly known as the Forbidden City is actually the inner core of the warren of buidlings and alleys, no longer standing, that made up the imperial Forbidden City that would have take up all the land now enclosed by the First Ring Road. Within the wall of the museum China's dynastic world was centered. The outer buidlings, now torn down, literally housed a city, its inhabitants' occupations made up exclusively by means to serve the emperor and the extensive royal family, including gold and silver smiths, butchers, seamstresses and imperial manufacturers. It is said that the design of the watchtowers that surround the outer walls of the moat were inspired by grasshopper cages. Do you see a resemblance?
4 Jingshan Qianjie, 100009 Beijing, China
+86 10 6513 2255
Added Apr 29, 2010 by linklinquanBuilt in 1694, the Lama Temple (or Palace of Peace and Harmony) was the residence of Prince Yin Zhen, a son of Emperor Kang Xi of the Qing Dynasty. After the prince came to the throne, half of the residence was used as an imperial palace and the other half was converted to a lamasery. For many years it was a the leading center for Yellow Hat Shamanism, a distinctive branch of Tibetan Buddhism. It features five large halls and five courtyards with beautifully decorative archways, upturned eaves and carved details. It houses a treasury of Buddhist art, including sculptured images of gods, demons and Buddhas, as well as Tibetan-style murals.
12 Yonghegong Dajie, Beijxinqiao, 100007 Beijing, China
+86 10 6404 4499
Added Apr 29, 2010 by linklinquan
China, more formally known as the People's Republic of China, is a country in Eastern Asia. It is about the same size as the United States and has the world's largest population. With coasts on the East China Sea, Korea Bay, Yellow Sea and South China Sea, it borders Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Laos and Vietnam to the South. Other bordering countries are Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan to the West; Russia and Mongolia to the North; and North Korea to the East.
Some of the most famous tourist attractions in China are Tibet (which shares Mount Everest with Nepal), the Great Wall of China, the Silk Road and the tropical paradise of Hainan Island. China is also home to dozens of UNESCO World Heritage sites.
Added Apr 18, 2010 by linklinquan
Beijing is the capital of the most populous country in the world, the People’s Republic of China. It was also the seat of the Ming and Qing dynasty emperors until the formation of a republic in 1911. As such it is rich in historical sites and important government institutions.
Beijing hosted the Summer Olympics in 2008. Much of the city was in upheaval as infrastructure was being frenetically constructed and sights were being renovated for the Games. Post-Olympics visitors can look forward to some modern additions to the city’s attractions, including the “Water Cube” and the “Bird’s Nest.”
The Forbidden City is the spot to appreciate the might and grandeur of the Imperial Chinese court during the height of its power in the Ming and Qing dynasties. Despite the transformation of the city around it, the Forbidden City remains mercifully relatively untouched.
Hutongs are Beijing’s ancient alleyways, where you can find traditional Beijing architecture. Rent a bicycle and traverse some of the remaining hutongs. Visit the Temple of Heaven early in the morning to see thousands of people starting the day with tai chi. Or see a Beijing opera at the Laoshe Tea House near Qianmen station. There are always short shows in the afternoon. Admission is free, but you should buy a cup of tea.
Added Apr 18, 2010 by linklinquanTwo towers rise 26 stories high, one with 486 rooms and suites and the other with 205 residences. Spacious guest rooms are a sanctuary with the famous Heavenly Bed, rainforest shower, and more. The Westin Executive Club provides further indulgences. Unwind in the Westin Heavenly Spa. Recharge in the Westin WORKOUT Gym. Or refuel in one of our seven restaurants and bars. You can even take a dip in our indoor swimming pool. Children will stay occupied thanks to the Westin Kids Club. A total of 1,686 square meters (18,142 square feet) of meeting and banquet space will suit every occasion. All offer state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment, an abundance of natural light, and complimentary wireless High Speed Internet Access. The Westin Beijing, Financial Street and The Westin Executive Residence are centrally located just minutes from ''The Forbidden City'' and Tiananmen Square. The city's business, shopping, sightseeing, and entertainment districts are all easily accessible. Beijing international and domestic airport terminals are approximately 40 minutes away and Beijing West Railway Station is just a 20-minute drive. The Westin Beijing, Financial Street will ensure you are rested, energized, enriched, and renewed. National Day Special:-Applies to National Day Special - Westin Room with CNY1000 Hotel Credit only. - Credit of RMB 1000 (for Westin Room) is nett, allocated per room per night and cannot be accumulated. Any unused portion of the credit will be forfeited. -Credit expires at 12:00pm on day of checkout regardless of check in time, cannot be exchanged or transferred for cash, allocated to the guest settling the room charge, valid for use in all food and beverage outlets, spa, laundry, and refreshment centre. -Credit is not valid for use in leased hotel outlets, telephone charges, banqueting, purchasing of SP card and cannot be used in conjunction with other promotions or offers including Starwood Privilege.
9 Financial Street, 100032 Beijing, China
Added Apr 18, 2010 by linklinquanHoliday Inn Central Plaza Beijing is located in the Guanganmen commercial and civic area, adjacent to the new Municipal Government Office Building, and approximately 27 miles from Beijing Capital International Airport. This location is also two miles from Chang Chun Jie Subway Station, three miles from the Temple of Heaven and the Forbidden City, four miles from Beijing West Train Station, 18 miles from Summer Palace, 50 miles from the Ming Tombs, and 75 miles from the Badaling section of the Great Wall. Hotel amenities include the indoor swimming pool, sauna, fitness room, business center, ticketing and tour desk, gift shop, Salt & Pepper (international buffet), Zen (Cantonese restaurant with eight available private rooms), See Thru (romantic lounge with candles and a water fountain), and Piazza D'Oro (self-service coffee bar). The hotel also offers room service, concierge assistance, valet laundry service, currency exchange, babysitting, and parking (for a fee). Small pets are welcome (fee may apply). All rooms feature satellite TV, in-room movies, coffeemakers, minibars, bathrobes, hairdryers, high-speed Internet access, individual climate control, irons and ironing boards, dual-line telephones, and work desks.
1 Caiyuanjie Xuanwuqu, 100053 Beijing, China
Added Apr 18, 2010 by linklinquanThe Grand Hyatt Beijing is on East Chang An Avenue in the business, shopping, and tourist district, walking distance from Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City. The hotel is part of the Beijing Oriental Plaza, China's largest commercial complex that includes eight office towers, four luxury apartment buildings, and a shopping mall.
1 East Chang An Avenue, 100738 Beijing, China
Choose From Top 100 Destinations
- We’re sorry, your destination could not be found. Please check your spelling and try again or choose from our list of top destinations.
- Big Island of Hawaii
- Grand Canyon National Park
- Lake Tahoe
- Las Vegas
- Los Angeles
- New Orleans
- New York City
- San Diego
- San Francisco
Australia and Oceania
- Grand Cayman
- Out Islands
- Saint Croix
- Saint John
- Saint Kitts
- Saint Thomas
- San Juan