With more than 3,000 years of history, Beijing is an ancient imperial capital and now a sleek, modern showcase of China’s economic power.
China World Summit Wing, Beijing, Shangri-La, is strategically located in the heart of the city's modern centres of commerce in the Central Business District. The hotel is also close to the city’s ancient heart, where you’ll find traditional old neighbourhoods with bustling markets.
The magnificent Forbidden City is a preserved imperial palace complex.
The Forbidden City is so called because it was off-limits to the public for 500 years. It was home to two dynasties, the Ming and the Qing, and functioned as the administrative centre of the country.
Tiananmen Square in Beijing can be described as Beijing's heart and soul. Located at the centre of the city, a 15-minute drive from China World Summit Wing, Beijing, Tiananmen Square is among the frequented tourist attractions of the city.
Within the limits of the square, visitors will be able to see a number of cultural attractions with the likes of Tiananmen Tower, Monument of People's Heroes, Great Hall of the People, Memorial Hall of Chairman Mao and the National Museum of China.
Located at the northern section of Tiananmen Square, Tiananmen Tower was built in 1417. It is said that only members of the royal family and a selected number of aristocrats were allowed access to the tower up until the early 1900's. You can also catch the daily flag-raising ceremony at the square.
Temple of Heaven
An example of Ming architecture, the Temple of Heaven was built specifically for prayers for good harvests.
The temple complex is a treasure trove of ancient Chinese architectural design and art. Seen from above, the temple halls are round with square bases, deriving from the ancient Chinese belief that heaven is round while the earth is square.
Originally built to defend against marauding nomads, the Great Wall spans five provinces, winding across deserts, grasslands and mountains.
Visitors see the Great Wall at Badaling, 70 kilometres northwest of Beijing. The surrounding scenery is raw and impressive, and visitors can climb the wall and enjoy memorable, panoramic views.
Located approximately 70 kilometres northeast of Beijing, Mutianyu is one of the best-preserved sections of the Wall.
Simatai, located approximately 120 kilometres northeast of Beijing, is the only section of the Wall that still retains its original structure from the Ming Dynasty (from 1368 to 1644).
Proud host of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, Beijing's skyline is punctuated with some of the world's stunning architectural marvels, while the city resonates with business activity, designer shopping, fine dining, nightlife and cutting-edge contemporary art.
At the same time, the city's historical attractions are reminders of its imperial past's breathtaking feats of ingenuity and beauty - the Great Wall of China, the Forbidden City, Summer Palace and Temple of Heaven.
One of Beijing's many beautiful parks, Beihai Park and its surrounding lake is a peaceful place to stroll, grab a snack, rent a boat, and watch calligraphers practicing characters on the paving slabs with brushes and water.
The park was built by the Great Khan centuries before the Forbidden City.
Constructed upon the arrival of the Olympic Games to Beijing, the Olympic Park, or the Beijing Olympic Green as it is commonly known, is one of the eye-catching areas of the city and covers an expanse of approximately 1, 135 hectares.
Landscaped and designed to perfection, the Olympic Park houses several stadiums which were utilized during the 2008 Beijing Olympics such as the National Stadium or the Bird's Nest and the Water Cube which is also called the National Aquatics Centre.
The National Centre for Performing Arts is a state-of-the-art opera house located in Beijing. This eye-catching building is one of the attractive man-made structures in the country.
Recognized as one of the memorable attractions in Beijing, this arts centre is fondly known as the Egg by the locals for its elliptical shape. As the structure is surrounded by a man-made lake, its reflection on the water, together with its actual form, resembles the shape of an egg which explains the origin of its nickname.
Covering approximately 118,900 sqm, this multi-faceted building consists of a fully equipped opera house, a state-of-the-art concert hall and a grand theatre.
From the strategic hub of the Central Business District, China World Summit Wing, Beijing is approximately 45 minutes to one hour away from Beijing Capital International Airport via the expressway.
The hotel has instant access to the China World Trade Centre complex, which also houses the underground Guomao subway station.