In Beijing one can experience a rapidly changing city that blends historic grandeur and modern architectural feats. An absolute must is Beijing´s Forbidden City, a UNESCO world heritage site that takes us back in time to the Ming and Qing dynasties while exploring its stunning courtyards and eye-widening palaces. To understand historic Beijing´s more humble beginnings, explore one of several remaining "hutongs", older neighbourhoods composed of intricate mazes of traditional homes and narrow alleyways. Wander in and out of small traditional shops and sample the food from eye-catching stalls. But hurry, as bulldozers are clearing away many with breakneck speed to make way for ultra-modern skyscrapers. When you´re tired of temples and historic sites, head to one of Beijing´s many green areas to practice a traditional Chinese sport, sip tea, or just relax. fly with Austrian Airlines to Beijing for an incredible journey to China´s past and present!