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Discover Beijing, the Chinese capital
Visit the Asian continent by visiting Beijing, the capital of the People’s Republic of China. Located in the north of the country, the city is not far from the Great Wall and is home to some landmarks such as the Forbidden City. Considered as the political and most importantly cultural centre of China, Beijing is inhabited by more than 21 million inhabitants.
Useful information about Beijing
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Entering the Forbidden City
It is in Beijing (or Peking) that you can visit the legendary Forbidden City. Immerse yourself in the history of the Middle Kingdom in this six-century-old palace, now converted into a museum. Considered one of the five great palaces of the world, the Forbidden City gets its name from the fact that at the time no one had the right to cross its walls.
Walking the Wangfujing
Wangfujing is one of the main shopping streets of Beijing. It is also one of the most famous. The majority of the street is limited to pedestrians, and it is lined with about 280 shops, enough to satisfy the most demanding shopping enthusiasts. Walking the Wangfujing is also a good way to taste Chinese street food, especially at the night market.
Admiring Tian’anmen Square
Tian’anmen is located in the centre of Beijing. Gigantic, this square that was designed to accommodate 1 million people is mostly known for being the scene of many events that marked the history of China. Close to the important sites of communist power, you can attend the raising of the Red flag ceremony every morning at sunrise.
Relax With the Tui Na Massage
Practised for more than 4,000 years, the Tui Na massage is part of traditional Chinese medicine and is even taught in hospitals. This energy massage aims to circulate your vital energy, qi, in order to stimulate your body and your mind. Many massage parlours provide this invigorating treatment, like the Dragonfly.
Savour an Authentic Lacquered Duck
Gourmets will be able to enjoy themselves in Beijing, as the cuisine is rich and varied. Take advantage of your visit to the Chinese capital to taste a tasty lacquered duck, a traditional Peking recipe. Originally prepared at the Imperial Court of the Ming Dynasty, the authentic lacquered duck is served in several dishes. Convenient for a complete gourmet break!