Beijing is a bustling, busy city full of history, culture and modernity. The dichotomy between the old and new is nowhere as apparent as the historic capital of Beijing
A testament to the greatness of former dynasties, the Forbidden City still stands as the heart of Beijing
This gateway has long been the entrance to the Forbidden City. Today a massive highway runs in front of the structure.
Beijing made the world aware of it's modernity with the 2008 Olympics, and the Bird's Nest remains a popular tourist site to this day.
Though a modern nation, the Chinese remain fascinated with nature and their chief icon, the panda.
The massive CCTV tower was a monument to the city's burgeoning place as a leader in architecture. Sadly, it's safety isn't so concrete.
Built a long while ago, the wall remains a key attraction.
Beijing's many beautiful parks protect small pieces of nature throughout the city.
The old hutongs, or traditional-style homes, remain a popular site in Beijing
The dining and drinking scene in Beijing is as modern as it comes, with elegant decor and cocktails around the city