A Colourful City
Beijing’s ancient and modern landmarks complement each other and turn the city into a place filled with colour. It now boasts numerous new landmarks that are admired the world over.
Beijing is an ancient city with unique historic and many cultural sites and relics. Places such as the imposing Forbidden City dating back to the Ming (1368–1644) and Qing (1644–1911) dynasties, the magnificent Great Wall and the Grand Canal with its exquisite scenery, demonstrate both the antiquity and magnificence of the city. China's capital is also a centre for fashion, art and design, full of modern touches, and boasts numerous new landmarks that are admired the world over.
The city's deep culture and history commands the respect and admiration of visitors, and its modern buildings showcase the city's prosperity and advancement into the new era. The National Centre for the Performing Arts, known locally as the “Giant Egg,” resembles a sparkling silver water drop; the National Aquatics Center, nicknamed the “Water Cube,” embodies the charms of shades of blue; the National Stadium, also known as the “Bird's Nest,” appears robustly white in the daytime and is lit by an array of vibrant colours by night; and Wangjing SOHO'S flowing lines amaze and astound all those who see it. Beijing's ancient and modern landmarks complement each other and turn the city into a place filled with colour.