You and your family will love Beijing! Contrary to what you might expect, the city has amazing green parks and lakes, where emperors and empresses once composed poetry amidst nature. Kids will love climbing the Great Wall, watching an acrobatic or Kung Fu show or having a rickshaw ride through the hutongs.
As you would expect, hotels with family rooms to sleeps 5 or more persons are very hard to come by in this great city but they are not non existant and we have managed to compile a list of all we have found here: http://www.roomfor5.co.uk/list/258269
Must-see attractions whilst visiting Beijing are:
- The Forbidden City – Consisting of over 9,000 rooms and spread over 250 acres, this large palace complex was built between 1406 and 1420, but was burnt down, rebuilt, sacked and renovated countless times, so most of the architecture you can see today dates from the 18th century and on wards during the Qing Dynasty.
- Tiananmen Square – Located in the heart of Beijing City, it is the site for massive parades and rallies, which is the largest square of this kind in the world. This was the site when in 1949, from a rostrum on Tiananmen (the Gate of Heavenly Peace), Chairman Mao proclaimed the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.
- Temple of Heaven - Located in the southern part of Beijing, the Temple of Heaven has been one of the most holy places for the whole country for more than five centuries.
- The Great Wall of China – The Great Wall snaking across Beijing in its northern part is about 600 kilometers long. Along the total length of the Great Wall around Beijing, there are major eight sections including Badaling, Juyongguan, Huanghuacheng, Jiankou, Mutianyu, Gubeikou, Jinshanling, and Simatai. Most of the sections of Great Wall in Beijing are well-preserved and mainly the remains from the Ming Dynasty, an era of huge construction.
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