Beijing is the capital of the People's Republic of China. Its name literally translates as 'northern capital' due to its location on the north China plain and is one of the four Ancient Capitals of the Middle Kingdom. It has been the Chinese capital for most of the previous 500 years with the Forbidden City as the seat of power during the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
 
You’ll find seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites here, so Beijing is a real historical treasure trove, filled with imperial palaces, religious structures, and political relics.
It is also a city of contrasts, where the medieval hutong lanes nestle under the towering skyscrapers of the modern urban centre; where the bustling, vibrant roads clash with the serene calm of the Houhai Lakes; where the majestic Great Wall sits peacefully amongst lush vegetation to the north of the city.
 
Beijing has a seasonal climate, giving the city four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn offer the most pleasant weather for sightseeing; with clear, blue skies, cooling breezes and warm temperatures. Winter, though a bit chillier, offers the clearest skies all year round, perfect for any camera enthusiast.
Whenever you visit, Beijing has something for you!

Beijing at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Beijing:

AEST -2
time difference
12 Hours
flight time
65 MIllion
population
Forbidden
City
famous landmark
Crispy Duck
local food
Spring
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Beijing

Beijing offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

A China Experience Tour

10 days from $3,380pp
  • Sparking Shanghai
  • Xian's Terracotta Warriors
  • Great Wall of China
  • The Forbidden City
Wonders of China Tour

16 days from $5,230pp
  • Great Wall
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Li River and Yangshuo
  • Bustling Shanghai
Magnificent China Tour

22 days from $5,980pp
  • Great Wall
  • Warriors in Xian
  • Yangtze River Cruise
  • Chengdu Pandas
  • Modern Shanghai

What the experts say

Wendy Wu Tours is one of Australia's leading escorted tours specialist and we think it's easy to see why! We are knowledgeable, passionate and innovative about travel in Asia and the world beyond. Combine this with the excellent value, cultural experiences and industry-leading National Escorts that our tours offer and you can trust that you are going to have the best possible experience travelling with us. So, what are you waiting for?

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  • Australia's leading Asia Specialist
  • Over 25 years of experience
  • Friendly, knowledgeable regional specialists
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