Beijing Travel – Beijing Hotel & Tourist Attractions
Travel to Beijing – The Capital City of China
Beijing Hotel reservation and historical and cultural attractions
Beijing, the capital of China, is a city with rich historical and tourist attractions. As the center of China politics, economics, culture and arts, as well as the host city for the XXIX Olympic Games in 2008, Beijing is the most famous city in China and one of the world’s most favorite business travel and leisure vacations destinations.
With a 3,000-year history, Beijing has been a Capital city of China since Mind dynasty (1368-1644). After more than 700 years, the historical sites – Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Summer Palace and the Great Wall are still maintain in good shape. Every year visitors from around the world travel to Beijing to experience the ancient China’s art and culture and today modern urban life.
The XXIX Olympic Games in 2008
With the dream of uniting the world around the Olympic Rings in 2008, the Beijing Olympic Games has a new slogan — One World, One Dream. Beijing Organizing Committee for the 2008 Olympic Games (BOCOG) had hoped the focus of the new slogan would shift from the city itself to the Olympic Spirit of unity, friendship and progress and traditional Chinese cultural value of harmony and peace.
Splendid Historic Architectures and Tourist Attractions
The Forbidden City, one of the Beijing tourist attractions, is located at center of Beijing city. It was the Palace of emperors in Ming and Qing dynasties in ancient China. This 720,000 square meters of land surrounded by palace moat and tall red wall. Inside the city there are 9,000 rooms including a few important halls. Supreme Harmony Hall is the place where the emperor’s carved dragons chair was set for imperial edicts.
Persevering Hall of the Forbidden City is for royal banquets, and Palace Heavenly Purity is the place where the emperors used to live. Ming and Qing dynasties treasures are displayed at east side of the Palace. The Clock Museum displays old clocks which were gifts from the West. There are many courtyards and the Imperial Gardens is a beautiful garden in the huge Forbidden City of Beijing.
Tiananmen is the second most famous structure in China. With 98 acres area, this 34.7 meters high historical structure was built in 1651. From its high balcony the imperial edicts were read in China’s ancient dynasties.
Temple of Heaven, another Beijing tourist attractions, is a great architectural design of Ming Dynasty. The round tower is surrounded by round wall called Echo Wall. The temple is set in the middle of a 667-acre park with many old pine trees and cypress trees with over 500 years old.
Summer Palace of Beijing is the most beautiful imperial park in China. This 717-acre garden was built around the Kunming Lake in 12th century and was expanded in Qing dynasty for emperors vacation. There is a 17-arch bridge across the Kunming Lake. The Long Corridor of Summer Palace extends 728 meters along the Lake to the famous Qingyan Boat.
The Great Wall, the most mighty monument in China, was built in 5th century as defensive ramparts against their enemies. As a tourist attractions in Beijing region, The Great Wall is also one of the wonders of the world, and a world famous land mark. This Great Wall is about 3,946 miles long and is the only object visible from the space.
Other Beijing historic and tourist attractions include the Great Hall of People which is the most important hall for political and economic meetings; Chinese Ethnic Culture Park which shows the traditional culture of Chinese 56 ethnic groups; Grand View Garden which displays the scenes described in the famous Chinese novel “Dream of the Red Chamber”; Ming Tombs which is the burial place of 13 Ming emperors and 23 empresses; Fragrant Hills Park which is used to be the recreational place of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing emperors; Beihai Park which includes famous attractions White Dagoba and Nine Dragon Screen.
The majestic splendour of historic architectures, the unique arts and culture, and the opportunity of economic and trading development have contributed to Beijing tourism and will continuously make Beijing one of the most favorite business travel and leisure vacation destinations in the world.
Beijing Hotels – for business & leisure travel
China economic and trading development in the past decades have led to modernization of Beijing City. Beijing is now one of the world major cities for international conferences, including the Fortune Global Forum. To support its activities, Beijing has many luxury hotels and resorts with advanced business facilities and world-class travel and vacation services.
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There are 670 guestrooms at The Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing. Guestrooms have city or garden views. Dining options at The Shangri-La Hotel, Beijing include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness facility. This 5.0-star Beijing hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Beijing hotel has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. The hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Wedding services, translation services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional hotel amenities include a coffee shop/café, a concierge desk, and multilingual staff. A total renovation of this property was completed in September 2004.
Dining options at The Peninsula Beijing Hotel include a restaurant. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. This 5.0-star Beijing hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and limo/town car service. High-speed Internet access is available in public areas. This Beijing hotel has 1300 square meters of event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, and a ballroom. The hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge). Business services, wedding services, translation services, and tour assistance are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge.
Dining options at Park Hyatt Beijing Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a sauna, and a fitness facility. The hotel’s full-service health spa has body treatments, massage/treatment rooms, and beauty services. This 5.0-star Beijing hotel has a business center and offers small meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This hotel offers an airport shuttle (surcharge).
Dining options at The Westin Beijing Chaoyang Hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The hotel full-service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 5.0-star hotel has a business center and offers secretarial services, a technology helpdesk, and limo/town car service. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Beijing hotel has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, translation services, and tour assistance are available.