Beijing: a cultural hub of fine arts, entertainment, technology, science and politics in China’s fascinating landscape. A world-class metropolis, the array of experiential flavours it offers visitors is many and varied. The luxury hotels in Beijing are vibrant oases of hospitality, serving up a stellar host of facilities to make any visit special. Of the many 5 star hotels Beijing offers, the grandeur of the REGENT BEIJING is unsurpassed in the quality of service and amenities, which is perfect for any business or leisure visitor. In the centre of the city, one can ascend into heaven…or close to it with a visit to the Temple of Heaven. It is a religious complex set in the southeastern central part of the city, and was patronized by leaders from the Qing and Ming Dynasties who sought heavenly favours of good harvests and abundance. Although long regarded as a Taoist temple, the concept of heaven worship in the country predates Taoism. The temple was constructed in the early fifteenth century by the Yongle emperor who was also the mastermind behind the Forbidden City. The complex itself was extended and renamed as the Temple of Heaven by the Jiajing emperor in the sixteenth century, and underwent extensive renovation in the eighteenth century, the last major refurbishment to this day. It was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 as a focal point that influenced the architectural styles of the Far East for many centuries. It was opened to the public in 1918 and exudes a fantastic air to undertake exercise, inducing meditation and yoga. However, even non-fitness buffs will enjoy breathing in the historical impact of the site, which is perfect for a stroll anytime of the day with friends and family.