Beijing - A mix of old and new culture.
Beijing is AMAZING! A perfect mix of old imperial times and modern day culture. You can tour thousand year old buildings and watch couples dance in public parks. The people are generous and happy and filled with character. The metro is really easy and goes everywhere. The food is amazing.
Insider Tip:Do the Lonely Planet Hutong Walking Tour to see a great side of the real Beijing. Also when you go to Heavenly Palace make sure you stop by the exercise park and watch all the old people working it out!