A Beijing Vacation

A Beijing Vacation is an amazing trek through a culture that has been around thousands of years!

There are great sites to see on vacation such as: the Summer Palace, the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, and more.

Beijing is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China and the cultural center of China.

Beijing is the second largest city after Shanghai with over 17 million people in Beijing’s jurisdiction. Beijing is located in the northeast quadrant of China.

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Fun things to do in and around Beijing

The Summer Palace started out under Emperor Qianlong. The garden architecture styles of various palaces in China were reproduced by skilled laborers. It is a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.

The Great Wall of China is an amazing architectural masterpiece that was credited to Qin Shi Huang who was the first emperor of China. He connected many parts of the wall. The wall helped establish the Qin Dynasty.

Great Wall of China

The Great Wall of China - Beijing Vacation

The Forbidden City was the Chinese imperial palace from the Ming Dynasty to the end of the Qing Dynasty. It served a home of the Emperor and his household for almost five centuries.

It was built from 1406 to 1420 and has 980 surviving buildings that were made with traditional Chinese palatial architecture. . The Forbidden City It now houses the Palace Museum.

The incredible aesthetic value comes from the natural beauty of the landscape carefully combined with man made pavilions, halls, palaces, temples and bridges. Besides being a popular tourist destination, it is also a recreational park.

Forbidden City Beijing

The Forbidden City - Beijing Vacation

Tian’ An Men Square is currently the largest city square and has been the site of many events. The most famous was in 1989 when a pro-democracy movement in China had thousands of protesters gather in Tian An Men Square. Hundreds were killed by government troops in the streets near the square.

A Cloisonné Factory - Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects and in recent centuries vitreous enamel. The video below shows an overview of how Cloisonné is built!

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