Beijing, capital to the People's Republic of China is one of the largest metropolises in the world with an ever growing population. Beijing is a place where life is constantly on the move- a fact which is reflected in the constant construction- the building and the rebuilding of restaurants, offices and shopping malls ever so often. It is a perfect fusion of ancient meets modern. Juxtaposed with the temples and royal halls built as early as the 8th Century and other historic structures such as the Museums and the Royal grounds, are other recently built modern structures such as the numerous sky scrapers and high rise buildings. Beijing is quite simply the historical, cultural and political capital of China. Its significance will only increase manifold now that it has played host to the fantastic Olympic Games for the year 2008.