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Beijing literally means ‘northern capital’ and is recognised as the political, educational, and cultural centre of the People’s Republic of China. Beijing is one of the world’s oldest cities dating back to the first millennium BC. It has been rebuilt several times throughout China’s dynastic history. Today this renewal continues apace. A visit to Beijing offers travellers a kaleidoscope of Old and New. With the Forbidden City at its core, Beijing expands in concentric rings echoing a blueprint from the Ming Dynasty. Old Beijing is found in the temples, palaces and narrow alleyways within the city’s second ring road, the original site of the long-demolished city walls. Around this historic centre, the modern city is a living showcase of contemporary China. Skyscrapers reach for the heavens and the city’s rich culture is celebrated with a wealth of cultural and entertainment options, from traditional opera to fine dining on regional and international cuisine. Travel between Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing and the city centre takes around 30-45 minutes.
Beijing Capital International Airport is one of the main international airports for flights arriving into, and departing from, China. Most international carriers from Europe, the USA and Asia provide services to and from Beijing. Aman at Summer Palace, Beijing is approximately 35 kilometres from the airport. Transfers are available between the resort and the airport on arrival and departure, and the journey takes around 45 minutes each way.
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