Imagine waking up in the middle of the capital of the most populous country in the world, where neon skyscrapers almost outnumber people and the pace of life moves like a time-lapse photograph.
Beijing is about as modern as cities get, but a trip back in time is just a short drive away when you arrange car hire in Beijing through Wotif.
Since this is the capital of China and it’s freaking massive, forget about walking anywhere. Get one of Wotif’s Beijing car hire options and drive yourself to the Xicheng district to pay a visit to the White Cloud Temple. Then see what’s going on at Guanghua Temple and hey, may as well check out Guangji Temple while you’re around.
Next, cruise about 8km to Dongcheng and take a peek inside the walls of the Forbidden City. From the Ming to Qing Dynasties, this place served as the imperial palace for emperors and their households. Don’t forget to stop off in the Palace Museum. This is the most heavily visited museum in the world; you’ll see why when you look at the blinding blue porcelain wares. Road Trip!
How can you go to China without seeing the Great Wall? You can’t! Take your Beijing car rental 75km north until you get to a wall that makes the one in your backyard look like it was made of LEGOs.
You don’t have to travel down the Silk Road to visit China these days—that was so Han dynasty. Nowadays, all you have to do is browse our offers on Beijing holiday packages, so book one and get moving.
But we’re going to guess you want to see more than just the capital, right? Check out Wotif’s deals on Shanghai accommodation and take the 2-hour flight to the city where modern amenities and ancient traditions exist in harmony.