Millions of visitors flock to Beijing every year to see the capital of China, making it one of the most visited cities in the country, so why not take a trip there while dating Asian singles?
The vibrant jumble of neighborhoods, districts, and sights has a long and rich history that goes back more than 3,000 years. It is also a city that was seemingly transformed almost overnight as officials prepared for the 2008 Olympics.
Within the city’s borders, the perfect mixture of old and new abounds. Gone are many of the lively old alleyway neighborhoods known as hutongs, and in their place stand glittering towers reminiscent of soaring diamonds.
Situated in the city’s northwestern suburbs at the feet of the Western Hills, the Beijing Botanical Garden is a great place to visit when dating Asian singles, especially in the spring when the peach trees are blooming. The garden is also home to China’s largest plant collection, a state-of-the-art greenhouse, and a variety of different gardens.
The ancient observatory dating back to the time of Genghis Khan is also a sight to see. To China’s ancient imperial rulers, interpreting the heavens and stargazing was the key to maintaining power. Records of observations at this site date back more than 500 years, making it the world’s longest documented astronomical viewing site.
Taking in the historic charm of the city is an essential aspect of any trip to Beijing, but doing a little shopping never hurts. The quaint old street of Liulichang, also known as “Antiques Street,” was built during the Ming Dynasty and now features a multitude of small shops, boutiques, and galleries. Over the years, the street became the meeting place for intellectuals and today is a prime shopping spot for art, books, antiques, and local treasures