Take time to stop and smell the flowers in China this Sunday. This flowering tree overlooks Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Did you know? – Over history, Beijing has been called Peking, i, Yanjing, Guangyang, Youzhou, Fanyang, Nanjing, Zhongdu, Dadu (Daidu), Khanbaliq (Cambaluc) and Beiping.
Frommer’s travel guide says this capital of China is a city “of exhilarating extremes with its glittering skyscrapers, mazy hutongs and enigmatic Forbidden City — nowhere is China’s rapid progress and rich imperial history more tangible.”