Beijing: site of the 2008 Olympics, home of Tiananmen Square, birthplace of the Qing and Ming dynasties and long, winding and majestic Great Wall.
There are so many sites to behold here – but which one’s make your “can’t miss” list?
Here are our top fifteen.
1. Tiananmen Square
Tiananmen Square is the largest square of its kind in the world. Millions of people each year gather there to hold massive parades and rallies. At this location in 1949, Chairman Mao Zedong formally announced the establishment of the People’s Republic of China.