Book first class flights to Beijing for a cheap price with Fly World Class for a relaxing journey to China’s sprawling capital. The history of Beijing stretches back 3 millennia and yet it is currently known for modern architecture as much as for ancient sites. Plan your trip carefully because there is a lot that you may not want to miss out on.
One of the best reasons to travel first class to Beijing is purely for pleasure to visit the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall is actually about two hours away from the capital city, and you can take a taxi or a hired car. Because the best time to avoid crowds is in the late afternoon, you may want to book an overnight stay at a resort in a village at the foot of the Wall’s Mutianyu section, the Schoolhouse at Mutianyu. At earlier times of the day, the teeming crowds and souvenir vendors can sometimes interfere with the sublime experience of taking in the massive stone wall snaking across the mountains and into the horizon.
At Beijing’s city center, called Gu Gong in Chinese, is the Forbidden City, now called Palace Museum. The awe-inspiring structure was built over a 14-year-period during the reign of Emperor Chengzu in the Ming Dynasty, which ruled from 1368-1644. The Palace Museum is the largest palace complex in the world. The 8,700-room palace is surrounded by a moat that is 170 feet wide and a wall that is over 32 feet high. On each of the four corners of the curtain wall are unique towers of delicate structure which provide views of the palace and of Beijing.
Many travelers to Beijing visit the infamous Tiananmen Square; in fact, most wouldn’t miss it. The site is now most famous worldwide for the shocking massacre that took place in 1989, when the Chinese government brought nearly three weeks of daily pro-democracy protest vigils to an end by indiscriminately shooting into crowds of protestors and killing at least 300 people but possibly thousands. Centuries ago, the square was the front door to the Forbidden City. The largest monument in China’s history is at the center of Tiananmen Square. It was built in 1952, and it’s a Monument to the People’s Heroes.
Another spot to visit while traveling to Beijing is the Summer Palace, which is “Yiheyuan” in Chinese. This is China’s largest and most celebrated imperial garden, and there is much to astound. Work on the garden began in the 1750s, and it was once a summer resort for emperors. There are many architecturally distinct buildings in the Summer Palace, including pagodas, bridges, halls, pavilions, and corridors. There are three unique areas, those being the Kunming Lake Area, Court Area, and Longevity Hill Area. Each is an unforgettable experience in itself. For example, in the Kunming Lake Area, there are approximately 14,000 paintings of landscapes, historical figures, flowers, and birds in a one-of-a-kind gallery. There are also 564 stone lions, each with unique gestures and expressions, in the Kunming Lake Area.
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