Few cities in the world show the growth, dynamism and organization which Beijing makes seem so easy, and you'll see all of that as soon as you step onto the city's streets and squares. The ramparts of the old city, palaces, official buildings, shopping malls and old mansions all create a synergy between the old and new which is truly impressive. There's a whole host of things to do in Beijing, and the world-famous Forbidden City is the perfect place to start. Here you'll see impressive imperial architecture and be able to explore ancient palaces. Be sure to make time to see Beijing's incredible temples too, which include the Temple of Heaven, Yonghe Temple and Temple of Confucius. Once you’ve enjoyed a day's sightseeing, head over to Tiananmen Square and grab a bite to eat in one of the many restaurants surrounding it.