History in Beijing

Beijing boasts a proud history of over a thousand years and is rich in cultural heritage and relics.

A History group study trip with Further and Higher Travel will take you to the most popular sites around the city. You will be able to see the magnificent Great Wall, sacred Tiananmen Square, majestic Forbidden City as well as the verdant gardens of the Summer Palace.

If you wish you can combine the trip with a fascinating visit to Xian to see the ancient terracotta warriors, so contact our experts today and we will provide you with the best possible itinerary at the best prices.


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Forbidden City

The Forbidden City or Imperial Palace Museum sits behind the Tiananmen Gate and was the former imperial palace. Home to no fewer than twenty four Chinese emperors between 1420 and 1911, the Forbidden City is open to Beijing’s visitors offering a fascinating insight into the imperial past of China. It is a huge building just short of 1km long and 750m wide with a 10m high wall and 50m wide moat surroundin read more ...

The Great Wall of China

The Great Wall is an iconic symbol of China. Said to be the only man made construction visible from space, it was a series of fortifications built east west to protect the Northern borders of China during the Ming Dynasty. No student group visit to Beijing is complete without a visit to the Wall and it will prove an undoubted highlight of the trip A number of different sections of the wall can be visited on a day trip from Beijing. Badalin read more ...

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace is located less than 10 miles from the centre of Beijing. Initially constructed in 1750 as the Summer residence of the Emperor, it is the largest and best preserved Royal Park offering excellent views of the city. The Palace was burnt down in 1900 by British and French armed forces but was rebuilt shortly thereafter. Now a UNESCO world heritate site it offers a relaxing and historically interesting day excursion and provi read more ...

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square is the heart and one might argue the symbol of Beijing. A huge square (the world's largest) with buildings of great importance on all sides. Student groups will see the Tiananmen Gate ( the Gate of Heavenly Peace ) and the Rostrum from where Chairman Mao announced the declaration of the Chinese Republic in 1949.  The Gate leads on to the Imperial or Forbidden City of the ancient Ming and Qing Dynasties. Looking t read more ...

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