Beijing Ranked 5th by Lonely Planet
Beijing is ranked 5th in Lonely Planet's "Best in Travel 2013 – Top 10 Cities", following San Francisco, Amsterdam, Hyderabad, and Londonderry in Northern Ireland. It is praised as " Capital on cusp of greatness", continuing its high popularity among world tourist destinations.
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Beijing, the capital of China, is its cultural, historic and political center. It is the first-choice among must-visit places in China, with a collection of popular attractions, such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall. Beijing has a variety of characteristic Chinese food. You can have a taste of different cuisines without traveling around the country.