Beijing is not only the capital of China, but it is also where you ll be able to visit incredible attractions like the Forbidden City, the Great Wall of China, Temple of Heaven and Beihai Park. You can fly from Vancouver to Beijing from the Vancouver International Airport (YVR). The Canada Line train can take you from downtown Vancouver to the airport in about 18 minutes. For a direct flight, you will reach Beijing in about 10 hours and 30 minutes.
The Great Wall of China is one of the oldest standing walls in the world, and it stretches thousands of miles. You ll be able to take tours of the wall by entering at one of the access points. You also can visit popular sections of the wall such as Mutianyu, Juyongguan, Simatai and Jinshanling. The Forbidden City is another location that offers tours as well as a museum inside the palace that has exhibits showing artifacts from the Qing dynasty.
Your flight from Vancouver will take you to Beijing Capital International Airport (PEK). There are annual events throughout the year in Beijing that you ll be able to attend, including the Mid-Autumn Festival, Christmas Festival and the Baiyun Temple Fair. Some of these festivals last for weeks, such as the Daxing Watermelon Festival during June and July and the 798 Art Festival in September and October. You can get to these events and other attractions by using the train or subway system.
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