Cul­ture Cap­i­tal Bei­jing Fam­ily First

World Travel Magazine - - Just In - CHRIS­TINE LEE

China’s cul­tural cap­i­tal, Bei­jing, com­bines lo­cal cus­toms and tra­di­tions with the fast pace of a con­tem­po­rary city – mak­ing this ex­otic des­ti­na­tion an ideal lo­ca­tion to build mem­o­ries with the en­tire fam­ily. From a visit to the Great Wall to some of Bei­jing’s tra­di­tional mu­se­ums, or from bustling mar­kets to strolling down the city’s wind­ing hu­tong lanes, a trip here is truly a multi-gen­er­a­tional af­fair.

A stay at the Four Sea­sons Ho­tel Bei­jing pro­vides the per­fect op­por­tu­nity for both young and old to take ad­van­tage of ev­ery­thing this fas­ci­nat­ing city has to of­fer, thanks to their Fam­ily First pro­gram. This unique pack­age brings a bet­ter ap­pre­ci­a­tion of the lo­cal cul­ture by tak­ing fam­i­lies on pri­vate guided tours through­out Bei­jing – learn­ing about the tu­mul­tuous 1930s in Old Pek­ing from a renowned his­to­rian, or meet­ing the in­spir­ing res­i­dents of Bei­jing’s mod­ern arts dis­trict, Song Zhuang, ac­com­pa­nied by the ho­tel’s artist in res­i­dence.

While Bei­jing of­fers plenty of con­tem­po­rary ameni­ties, the city’s rich her­itage shines through in its lan­guage, art, food, and spirituality – some­thing the whole fam­ily can en­joy and ap­pre­ci­ate.

From top, an el­derly man walk­ing past the walls of the For­bid­den City; rooftop of an an­cient tem­ple in Bei­jing

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