The capital of the People's Republic of China, Beijing is the nation's political, economic and cultural center. Being the capital of the country for about 850 years, Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, offering China's most wonderful array of attractions. Despite comparatively high air ticket prices, the tours of Chinese destinations are incredibly popular, but no other city in the nation persuades more travelers to visit it, like Beijing. The majority of tourists come to experience the centuries-old culture, which sets the whole country of China so far apart from the rest of the world. Food lovers from the ends of the earth are craving to come for countless exotic delicacies. For history enthusiasts, the city is prescious from the point of view of its unique heritage, the most famous object of which is the Great Wall of China. This is, arguably, one of the greatest constructions in the world.
As the ancient saying goes, one who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a true hero. A new saying would probably be something like "no trip to Beijing is complete without the tour of the Great Wall". Among many historical ruins of the Great Wall in Beijing, the wall built during the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) is the most often seen and best preserved, stretching away as far as the eye can see and containing about 71 passes and countless towers.
However, the wall is not all Beijing is worth visiting for. There is no building in the city that doesn't have at least some national historical significance. Located right at the heart of Beijing is the Forbidden city, the ancient home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties and the largest palace complex in the world. The Forbidden City also hosts the Palace Museum with imperial collections of Chinese art. This is another must-see site in Beijing.