Home to the 2008 Olympics, the immense capital city of Beijing, China provides a fascinating mix of old and new. A little more relaxed than other large Chinese cities, Beijing and the surrounding area are home to spectacular temples, ancient cities, and the Great Wall of China.
There are certain sites that all visitors to Beijing will want to see. History's largest man-made structure, the Great Wall of China, is easy to reach from the city. Built during 1405 – 1420, the Forbidden City was once forbidden to commoners. Visitors will want to see the magnificent Summer Palace which is home to one of the most famous and largest royal gardens in the world. See where the Emperors worshipped at the 570 year old Temple of Heaven. A variety of tours, including transportation, admissions, and English speaking guides are available to these and many more sites.
For those looking to do something different and take a new skill home with them, visitors to Beijing will enjoy either a cooking workshop or tea sampling. Cooking workshops are available that teach participants how to prepare the Northern Chinese cuisine of the area. Tea connoisseurs will enjoy a tea sampling tour where they will learn Chinese preparation techniques and same a variety of teas.
An excellent way to end a day of sightseeing in Beijing is by seeing a Kung Fu show. The award winning "Chun Yi - Legend of Kung Fu" show is presented at the Red Theatre and packages, including private transportation are available.