Beijing is China’s economic, cultural and transportation center as well as a famous historical capital. Located in northwest North China Plain, Beijing is the second largest city in China with a population of more than 11 million and is ideal to visit all year. You’ll discover museums and libraries with the largest collection of books in the country. It also serves as a center for science and technology. It is a hub of communications, with good railroad and air links with all parts of China and with major cities of the world, thus facilitating the rapid development of tourism as an important industry in Beijing. Beijing is an ancient city with a long cultural history. The four feudal dynasties–Jin, Yuan, Ming, and Qing had all set up their capital here and it became a most concentrated place of the country’s scenic spots and historical sites. The best known are the Palace Museum, the Summer Palace, the Great Wall and the Temple of Heaven. Today, the best writers, performers, musicians are architects all gather here, making Beijing the hub for happenings in China. Beijing aims to develop into a modern international metropolis and if you are looking to visit an up and coming city, our travel agents specializing in travel to Beijing can offer recommendations on the best Beijing vacation and tour itineraries for your travel style and preferences.