From the Forbidden City (China's imperial palace during the Ming Dynasty) to Heavenly Park and the Summer Palace, the Beijing area is loaded with a wide-variety of attractions for visitors of all ages.
On the following photo pages we reflect on trips to Beijing, China, and some typical venues for you to enjoy and explore.
Come visit China; you will not be disappointed.
An artist applying her craft on a side street in Beijing.
Coca-Cola is a carbonated soft drink sold in stores, restaurants and vending machines in more than 200 countries, and China is no exception.
A quiet corner on a Beijing street.
Early morning mist on a Beijing canal.
The Chinese love to play games, especially the men. This group is enjoying a game of Xiangqi Chess. It is one of the most popular board games in the country, and besides China, it is also a popular pastime in Vietnam.
All across China dogs are a very popular pet. This is a Chow Chow, one of the most unusual dog breeds, as it has the mane of a lion, the (unusual black) tongue of a bear and the fur coat of a dowager. In China it has been bred for more than 2,000 years for its flesh and its fur, and more recently as a hunting and companion dog.
The Beijing Zoo is home to nearly 15,000 animals. More than six million visitors (on average) visit each year because of its collection of rare animals endemic to China, including the Giant Pandas.
One of dozens of interesting shops on Liulichang Street in Beijing, a shopper's paradise.
The Chinese culture considers the color blue to reflect calmness and immortality, as well as having healing and relaxing attributes. This series of tiles was on display in a local museum in Beijing.
Ancient sculptures on display in a Chinese garden.
When you see this sign in your travels across Beijing, you might consider visiting the recommended toilet. Beijing hotel toilets are usually Western style (sit-down toilets) but can be a little aged and shabby. In many situations, Chinese toilets are normally the squat style, which do take some getting used to. However, in recent years China had really improved their public toilets, but my wife still carries her own toilet paper.(Beijing - Page 4) 1 | 2 | 3 | 4