The capital and political epicentre of China serves up strikingly different insights into what once was, the coming of what will be and the most amazing Peking duck you will ever have in your life. Look below the surface and you can really feel the power of the communist state in Beijing, which makes visiting an experience on its own. The World Heritage sites are among the most impressive in the world, while the local charm of restaurants and bars hidden away in traditional hutongs will have you coming back for more. Journey along as we share our favourites in our ultimate guide to Beijing.
Writer: Louise Yoo
Photographer: Louise Yoo