Great emperors and historic hutongs
The Forbidden City is located right on the immense Tiananmen Square. During the Ming and Qing dynasties , it served as the administrative centre and residence of the 24 emperors. This makes the Forbidden City one of the most important monuments left over from China’s imperial era. Golden lions, red walls and characteristic Chinese roofs form the backdrop to Beijing’s main attraction. Also unique are the historic hutongs, walled neighbourhoods with narrow streets and small houses clustered around courtyards. They give a great impression of how the city must have looked in the past. Beijing is the ideal destination for a city trip and the perfect starting point for a tour of China. Let yourself be amazed: book a flight to Beijing now!
Barter over china and authentic jewellery
Shopping is a favourite pastime of many Chinese and the possibilities are endless in Beijing. The young and trendy frequent Sanlitun Village, a shopping centre in the entertainment district of Beijing. The Panjiayuan Market has a more traditional slant as one of the largest antiques markets in the country. Here you can haggle for Mao-era china, handmade furniture and jewellery from bygone days.
Flights to Beijing for a unique holiday
Looking for a cheap flight to Beijing? With KLM, your holiday begins the moment you step onboard. Your journey will fly by with your own entertainment set on intercontinental flights: free films, games and music. Enjoy our selection of snacks or a tasty dinner and drinks. Add in our many handy extra services (some available for a supplement) and you’ll be in China before you know it.
The Chinese used to view the Forbidden City as the centre of the universe, and with good reason! While Europe was still stuck in the Middle Ages, Beijing saw a huge palace complex arise with thousands of alcoves, rooms and halls. Not only was the Imperial City forbidden to commoners, it was also invisible, hidden behind walls…
The Great Wall of China twists through deserts and plains, over mountains and plateaus like a Chinese dragon. The structure’s length is estimated at 8,852 kilometres. Not all parts of the Great Wall have been preserved in good condition and thousands of years of history have obviously left their mark. Beijing is a great…
Obviously a metropolitan city such as Beijing has plenty of great places to shop, but there are always some locations that stand out. Take Wangfujing, for instance. As well as being the most famous shopping street in the city, it’s also the busiest. On an average weekday you’ll…
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