Welcome to Beijing, the city that reinvented itself in one generation and is still pulsing with future possibilities. Constantly redefining and reinventing itself, Beijing gives you the opportunity to peel back the layers of history of one of the world’s greatest empires and a chance to see China’s haphazard launch into the future.
The physical and metaphorical centre of Beijing is the Forbidden City, the vast former complex that once was the humble abode to both the Ming and Qing dynasties, and is now one of the greatest museums in the world. Its series of wooden structures and courtyards full of imperial treasures make for a breath-taking view. To get a birds-eye view, go atop one of the four towers at the corners of the curtain wall where your view extends over the palace and the city outside.