From the ancient history up to the 21st century, Beijing maintained their cultural heritage of imperial relics and remnants of China's imperial past that is why it is one of the world's great ancient capitals. Beijing offers different cultural heritage attractions and scenic beauty sights. Shanghai is considered as the gateway to China and the China’s cultural center. It is China’s largest and richest city shining with colorful lights every night as you wonder around its streets. Western customs and Chinese traditions combined and formed the city’s culture, making a memorable stay for all the tourists and visitors. While, from the ancient history up to the 21st century, Beijing maintained their cultural heritage of imperial relics and remnants of China's imperial past that is why it is one of the world's great ancient capitals.
Beijing can be described as the heart and soul of China for it has witnessed all the past dynasties in the Chinese history, which made it more attractive and interesting for the tourists. While, Shanghai is known as being the most developed city in China. One of the famous tourist spots in Beijing is the Forbidden City which is one of the world's most magnificent palaces. Second is the Tiananmen Square which is the fourth largest city square in the world. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history. Next is the Temple of Heaven, which is a complex of religious buildings situated in the Southern Part of Central Beijing. Lastly is the famous Great Wall of China which is built to protect the Chinese empire or its prototypical states against intrusions by various nomadic groups or military incursions by various warlike peoples or forces.
In Shanghai, there are several attractions offered such as The Bund which is the most famous landmark in Shanghai. Next is the Yuyuan Garden which is the largest of Shanghai's ancient gardens with architectural styles of the Ming and Qing Dynasties. A trip to Shanghai won't be complete with a visit in the Jade Buddha Temple composing of halls such as the Halls of Heavenly Kings, Hall of the Sleeping Buddha and the Hall of the Jade Buddha. Last is the Nanjing Road which is the main shopping street of Shanghai and is one of the world's busiest shopping streets.
Events & Festivals
China has traditional Chinese Festivals which is the Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival, the Qingming Festival, and the Winter Solstice which is celebrated annually. Other traditional Chinese festivals include Chinese Spring Festival, Chinese Dragon Boat Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and the Hungry Ghost Festival. They also celebrate Modern Festivals nowadays. Some of it is the Beijing International Beer Festival, Beijing Changdian Temple Fair, Baiyun Temple Fair, and the Longqing Ice & Snow Festival.
CULTURE & HERITAGE
Chinese culture is one of the oldest cultures in the world where customs and traditions are highly respected and was given a huge importance to their lives. Their culture includes their language, literature, music and dance, arts, martial arts, clothing and fashion, architecture, cuisine which includes the tea ceremony, and their religion.
tours & walks
Walking around the city of Beijing makes your tour more complete. But you will not see your most desired attractions just by walking around the main city for you will see more buildings nowadays. But taking a walk will make you better familiar with the cities people and culture. Of course, a tour won't be complete without the taste of the Chinese Cuisine offered in all the Chinese Restaurants found in the area. And lastly, for every tourist, your one last stop is the shopping area.
The official language of China is the Mandarin, which is the very name of 'Hanyu' or 'Putonghua', belonging to Sino-Tibetan.