Beijing, China

The Chinese capital, and, at 21 million residents, one of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing has a history stretching back further than any European city bar perhaps Athens.

Incredibly, Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, the Great Wall, and the Grand Canal. But should you want to eat, drink, or explore modern architecture in the form of ‘the Bird’s Nest’, the options are bountiful bordering on infinite. Modern life and history intersect there to a wondrous extent.

Beijing, China

The Chinese capital, and, at 21 million residents, one of the most populous cities in the world, Beijing has a history stretching back further than any European city bar perhaps Athens.

Incredibly, Beijing has seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven, Summer Palace, Ming Tombs, Zhoukoudian, the Great Wall, and the Grand Canal. But should you want to eat, drink, or explore modern architecture in the form of ‘the Bird’s Nest’, the options are bountiful bordering on infinite. Modern life and history intersect there to a wondrous extent.