The fascinating imperial capital of China, Beijing is a showpiece city searching for its identity, despite its long and rich history. An enthralling clash of personalities, Beijing is undoubtedly a city of contrasts. Steeped in tradition, yet paving the way for the movement of global technology, Beijing is a micro-managed metropolis marching into the future, while attempting to polish and gloss over the narrative of its controversial past. Offering Peking opera and Szechuan cuisine, Beijing is a treasure trove of sublime culture, art that provokes the imagination, and an endless list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Spinning a remarkable story of triumph, tragedy, traditions, and technology, Beijing is a city born into renaissance and reinvention.