The host city of the 2008 Summer Olympics, Beijing is China’s second largest city and home to 17 million people. Center of the Ming and Qing dynasties, the city’s history goes back centuries, and present-day Beijing is a seamless fusion of the ancient and modern. Guests staying atBeijing Marriott hotels can explore the Great Wall of China, shop designer-label stores and dance the night away at lively clubs, all in the same trip.
Beijing is a city of landmarks, not the least of which is famous Tiananmen Square, the world’s largest public plaza. In the square itself, visitors will find the Monument to the Peoples Heroes and the mausoleum of Mao Zedong. Also located within the walls of the square, the intriguing Forbidden City (off limits to the public for over 500 years) is an ancient palace that provides a glimpse into China’s imperial past. Our Beijing hotel guests will also enjoy a visit to the serene Temple of Heaven–a 15th-century temple used by Ming and Qing emperors to perform sacrifices on the winter solstice.
Visitors can also enjoy shopping in the upscale Wangfujing district, followed by a traditional meal on Ghost Street before returning to their hotels in Beijing.