- Forbidden City Slide 1 of 3: The Forbidden City is where the emperors of China lived amongst great beauty and wealth.
- Tiananmen Square Slide 2 of 3: Mao Zedong's portrait hangs in Tiananmen Square, a huge meeting point and place for modern celebrations and festivals.
- The Great Wall of China Slide 3 of 3: Spend the day exploring one of the greatest man-made wonders on Earth, the Great Wall of China, built 2000 years ago.
Not far from Beijing, you can stroll along the famed Great Wall. This snaking work of ancient architecture, winding through lush green hills, makes a perfect day-trip destination. Don’t miss walking on top of the country’s most iconic symbol to take in unprecedented views of China’s natural splendor. For an unforgettable evening, check out the 798 Art District with its galleries, bars, art shops and hotspots. Trek through Tiananmen Square, against the backdrop of The Forbidden City. Take the subway to the centuries-old Temple of Heaven Park. Or add a tour to your package to one of Beijing's famous sites.
The most ancient and famous shopping street in Beijing is Wangfujing Shopping Street, which boasts large department stores. Or, for a more quaint experience, visit Qianmen Street for little shops with priceless knickknacks. Pick up ancient treasures at a local antique market, or visit high-end stores on a popular street.
Beijing is a huge, modern city with a melting pot of cuisine. You’ll find all types of eateries for authentic Chinese dishes, as well as British pubs, Italian restaurants, and American hamburger joints. Nightclubs, discos, bars and pubs attract foreigners and locals alike, and some keep the party going till dawn. One of the hottest areas is the Sanlitun diplomatic district.
Delta Vacations packages include round-trip airfare aboard a Delta Partner Airline to Beijing International Airport (PEK). Add private-car or shared-ride transfers to your vacation for a comfortable, convenient way to travel between the airport and your hotel.