Capital of China, heartbeat of Asia

Beijing is a traveller’s holy grail. The city and its surrounds are studded with landmarks including the Great Wall of China, Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City and the historic Ming Tombs. Shopping plazas, malls, markets and villages are busting at the seams with everything you could want or imagine. The Donghuamen Night Market is a popular hub and offers delicious authentic Chinese cuisine. Beijing is also rich in natural wonders such as the Fragrant Hills and the Baiwangshan Forest Park.

What you'll need

A visa, a passport with six months validity and two consecutive blank pages

Best time to go

September and October as sandstorms in Spring can be unbearable

Travel tip

Check the pollution index daily and avoid exerting yourself in hazardous conditions

Essentials to pack

Plenty of face masks and a protective poncho

Top sights

Check out some of the most impressive landmarks, adrenaline-pumping activities, inspiring views and fascinating exhibits this city has on offer.

1The Great Wall of China
2The Forbidden City
3The Terracotta Army
4The Summer Palace
5Cruising the Li River
6Chengdu Research Base
7The Yangtze River
8The Classical Gardens of Suzhou
9The Potala Palace

Beijing Hotels

Whether you want prime location, superior views or budget bliss, we can help you find the accommodation that suits your every need.