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The National Grand Theatre
Designed by renown French architect Paul Andreu, the National Grand Theatre (also known as the National Centre of Performing Arts) is one of many architectural marvels in located in the capital of China. Made of up glass and titanium, this egg-shaped spectacle appears to rest upon a body of water. It seats over 5,400 people and holds an opera house, concert hall and drama theatre. From symphony orchestras and world famous pianists to touring performances and classical opera, the National Grand Theatre is a perfect option for a night of refinement and splendor.
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The Forbidden City
Distance from hotel: 5km (15 min by car)
Closest metro: Tiananmen East Station (Line 1)
Lying at the centre of BeijingLocated in the centre of the city, the Forbidden City, called Gu Gong in Chinese, served as the Imperial Palace for 24 emperors during the Ming and Qing dynasties. It is the world’s largest palace structure covering over 74 hectares and has been designated as a World Heritage Site. The complex includes 9,999 buildings and is surrounded by a 6m deep moat and a 10m high wall.

Tiananmen Square
Distance from hotel: 5km (15 min by car)
Closest metro: Tiananmen East Station (Line 1)
Tiananmen Square is located at the centre of Beijing directly across from the main entrance to the Forbidden City. The main features Covering an area of 440,000 sq m of the square include includes Tiananmen Tower, Monument to the People’s Heroes and, Mao Zedong Memorial Hall as well as theand hosts daily national flag raising ceremonies. At 440,000 square meters the square is popular with Beijing residents as well.

Temple of Heaven
Distance from hotel: 6km (15 min by car)
Closest metro: Tiantandongmen Station (Line 5)
In ancient China, the Emperor was regarded as the “Son of Heaven”, who administered matters on earth on behalf of the heavenly authority. To show respect to heaven, ceremonies of sacrifice were extremely important to the Emperor. The temple was built for the worship of heaven and prayers for good harvests. A double wall encloses the temple. The upper northern half is circular, representing Heaven and the southern half is square, representing Earth.
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Summer Palace
Distance from hotel: 30km (50 min by car)
Closest metro: Beigongmen Station (Line 4 Daxing)
This extraordinary palace is situated northwest of Beijing and was built during the Qing Dynasty. It covers an expanse of 2.9 sq km, three quarters of which is water. In 1888, Empress Cixi diverted millions of tales of silver for its reconstruction.
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The Great Wall of China
Distance from hotel: The Great Wall has three main sections
Badaling – 90km (1.5 hr by car)
Mutianyu – 90km (1.5 hr by car)
Simatai – 120 km (2.5 hr by car)
A visit to Beijing is incomplete without a side trip to the Great Wall, one of China’s most important and magnificent sites. Three different sections of the wall are easily accessible from the city, offering the chance to see this spectacular Beijing site.