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Beijing Holidays

Modern China melts into its cultural history in the country's magnificent capital. With your holiday to Beijing, you'll discover some of the world's most exciting monuments, architecture and scenery. Kenwood Travel are always here to take you there.

Beijing Hotels

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Grand Hyatt Beijing

Grand Hyatt Beijing

Right in the middle of Beijing's main commercial complex, this luxury hotel provides you a decadently perfect base from which to explore the city.

  • Swimming Pool
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Fitness Centre
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Shangri-La Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel

Stylish decor, ultra-modern amenities, and delicious meals await you at Beijing's Shangri-La. Features a rooftop garden and a massive heated pool.

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  • Health Club
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The Regent

The Regent

Situated just by the iconic Forbidden City in Beijing, the 5-star Regent Hotel offers easy access to the city's main attractions and the business district.

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  • Fitness Centre
  • City Hotel
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The capital of the People’s Republic of China and a meeting point of cultural history, Chinese politics, international trade and modern China, it's no wonder holidays to Beijing are becoming a tourism must-do. Fascinating insights, humbling histories, exquisite artefacts, architecture and of course the Great Wall of China, the capital of China is a marvel at every turn.

Beijing, formerly known as Peking, is not only one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, along with Xi'an, Luoyang and Nanjing, it is also one of the world’s most advanced international hubs, from the narrow alleys of ancient Hutong to the party district of Sanlitun Barstreet. City transportation is extremely reliable, though a classic rickshaw ride through the city is a wonderful way to experience Beijing.

Luxury Holidays to Beijing

As an international centre, Beijing is awash with modern, luxury hotels of world-class standard. State of the art, exquisitely designed towers offer staggering views over this amazing city. Because much of the city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the surroundings to your super-modern accommodation is perfectly encapsulate elements of traditional China.

10 Great Reasons to Holiday in Beijing

  • Visit Tiananmen Square – site of numerous iconic political and cultural events.
  • See the Forbidden City – a spectacular palace complex surrounded by a moat, where Ming and Qing dynasty emperors called home. Includes the Palace Museum.
  • Visit the Hutongs, a series of 7,000 tiny alleys that tell China’s history. Includes open-air museum.
  • See The Great Wall of China. Sections from different eras are within easy reach of Beijing.
  • Visit the beautiful Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), a Chinese royal park and home of staggeringly beautiful gardens.
  • The Temple of Heaven – a magnificent Ming dynasty building.
  • See Beijing Zoo including the famous Panda Hall and Gorilla Hall, or one of the country’s proudest attractions – the Beijing Aquarium.
  • Experience the famous Peking Opera, a traditional mix of theatre, music, dance and acrobatics.
  • Visit the Beijing Olympic Park, including the National Stadium.
  • Visit the Ming emperors’ tombs, about an hour’s drive north of the city.

Weather in Beijing

Best time to visit is probably the mild autumn, around September or October. Beijing enjoys extremes at both ends of the spectrum. Long hot summers where July and August temperatures regularly reach the 40 degrees Celsius mark, contrast bitter winters which get as low as –20 degrees in January. Spring is variable and frequent sandstorms occur.

Interesting Facts About Beijing

  • Population – 12,500,000
  • Beijing is a ‘cradle of humanity’ as ancestral ‘Peking Man’ inhabited Beijing’s Zhoukoudian region some 700,000 years ago.
  • The city was known as ‘Jin City’ when it was founded over 3,000 years ago.
  • There are two schools of thought about the signature Beijing Roast Duck’s origins. One may have been the influence of Western travellers that brought their customs, including roasting poultry, to China during the Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368). Another is that the dish actually originated in former capital Jinling, around 500 AD, where duck was popular. It was then brought to Beijing when Yuan Dynasty emperors moved the country’s official capital.
  • The National Stadium was built for the 2008 Olympic Games and made to resemble a bird’s nest – as a cradle for humans that would give them strength, support and hope for the future.

Beijing Holidays 2016

Our customers benefit from over 35 years’ experience in booking luxury holidays, and China and Beijing in particular have become increasingly popular destinations. Allow us to tailor for you a perfect holiday to Beijing and find the best deal possible. We can arrange luxury Beijing hotels, as organised tours around Beijing and the surrounding area. Call one of our experts today and see what sort of holiday we can find for you.

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