China’s capital, Beijing is the country’s political, cultural, economic and educational center. It is the focal point in China for communications and international trade. Many pivotal moments in Chinese history have occurred in Beijing. Beijing’s role in the history and growth of China, has resulted in an unequalled wealth of things to discover and learn about. Learn about its ancient past while enjoying its exciting 21st Century world. In 2008 when Beijing hosts the Olympic Games, Beijing will show the world its latest accomplishments combined with its ancient history.
There are many awesome sights to behold while in Beijing. Check out photos of Beijing! There are several excellent locations for observation of one of China’s biggest attractions – the Great Wall. The architecturally astonishing Temple of Heaven is another sight that can be seen in the city. Also at hand in Beijing, are amazing acrobatic troupes, the ancient observatory (Guguanxiangtai), the beautiful Summer Palace Garden also known as the Garden of Harmonious Unity, and the Ming Tombs. The Imperial Palace, which is also known as the Forbidden City, is another architectural wonder that lets the visitor taste the beauty of Chinese art throughout its halls.