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Exploring Beijing - An Enthralling Experience

By: Pushpitha Wijesinghe | Sep 29 2009 | 389 words | 2591 hits

Being one of the most prominent cities in Asia, Beijing has today become a bustling metropolis with an amazing range of attractions, landmarks and shopping hubs. Home to over 14 million people, the city is considered to be the political, cultural and economic centre of the country with many sightseeing opportunities and things to do.

Being one of the six ancient cities in China, it holds many historic attractions and landmarks dating back to the imperial periods. The legendary Forbidden City which was home to Chinese Imperial rulers for almost five centuries is one of the most popular attractions in the city. Located in the middle of Beijing, it now houses the Palace Museum. The Great Wall, another testament to Chinese architectural brilliance and engineering can also be visited. The Tiananmen Square, which is a symbolic faÃade of Chinese political landscape is located in Beijing and it's considered to be the largest of its kind in the world.

The Ming Tombs, Summer Palace, Temple of Heaven, Sacred Way, Dajue Temple, and Prince Gong's Mansion are also considered to be worth visiting for those who are interested in the historic attractions that Beijing has to offer.

For those who are keener on exploring nature could visit some of the parks located in the city. The Yuyuantan Park, Lianhuachi Park, Xiangshui Lake, Zizhuyuan Park, Qinglong Lake and Hope Park are just some of the places that one could trek into. The Beijing Zoo which is home to over 7000 creatures of around 600 species is also a wonderful place for a family. The Beijing Aquarium, built with remarkable architectural design shaped like a huge conch shell, takes you on a wonderful adventure in to the marine life with the world's largest inland aquarium. The aquarium is located within Beijing Zoo and has risen into popularity ever since it was opened in 1999.

The Peking Man site, China Bee Museum, China Printing Meseum and Beijing Ancient Architecture Museum are also some of the most important places that visitors could explore while in Beijing.

Covering over 16,000 square kilo meters this bustling metropolis is scattered with many attractions. For those who wish to find accommodation, a hotel in Beijing such as Shangri-La hotel Kerry Centre Hotel could be a perfect option. This luxury hotel in Beijingis located in Chaoyang district providing convenient access to diplomatic, commercial and financial hubs.


About author:
Pushpitha Wijesinghe is an experienced independent freelance writer. He specializes in providing a wide variety of content and articles related to the travel hospitality industry.
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