Beijing, a modern capital city with a fantastic historical background, always gives you much more than you expected. There is so much to see, to do and to feel in Beijing that you really need to select. But anyway, that is already one reason to come back to Beijing for a next visit.
Beijing reflects, better than anywhere, the splendid culture of Chinese history. The Tiananmen Square,the Ming Tomb, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace, the Lama Temple, the Peking Opera and even the tiny Hutongs can offer a step back in time to the Beijing of a hundred or more years ago, guiding you to the inside of Chinese history and culture. They are so mysterious that the more is revealed, the less you understand.
Beijing shows, better than anywhere, the rapid development of Chinese society. The depth and breadth of Chinese civilization is laid before you every day in Beijing, neon lights, giant malls, and contemporary architectures. You can see a lot on one day, too little in a week, and not enough in a lifetime.