Our Beijing hotels are a great base for exploring China's major tourist attractions including Tian'an men Square, the Great Wall, the Summer Palace and the Beijing Zoo. While you are staying in our Beijing accommodation, visit the largest royal palatial complex in existence in China, Forbidden City, which is also known as the Former Imperial Palace or the Palace Museum. Forbidden City was built in the beginning of the 13th century and was the imperial residence of the Ming and Qing Dynasties, and today boasts an immense collection of cultural artefacts of various dynasties. While you are in the area, tour the hutongs which surround the palace. A hutong is an ancient city alley or lane, typical in Beijing, which tells the story of life in Beijing in days gone by. Also nearby is Beihai Park, which is an example of a typical imperial garden dating back more than 800 years.
Stay in our Dong Cheng accommodation for easy access to such tourist attractions as Tiananmen Square and the National Museum of China. Or stay in our Ching Wen hotels to visit China's largest temple, the Temple of Heaven, built in 1420, where Ming and Qing monarchs prayed for good harvests. Soak in some Chinese culture, while staying in our Beijing accommodation, by attending a performance of the famous Beijing Opera, also known as the Peking Opera, where bright costumes, singing, dialogue and acrobatic combat combine to make a fascinating show. If you are travelling to Beijing for business, stay in our Chao Yang hotels in the heart of the diplomatic and business district, and an easy walk to some of the city's nightlife, or stay in our Guanganmen accommodation at the centre of the commercial and government area.
Another popular region to stay in China is Shanghai.