Admire intricate Ming architecture at the Temple of Heaven as you climb the steps to the Hall of Prayer for Good Harvests, just as emperors used to during ceremonial visits. If you look up you'll see striking blue roof tiles which symbolise the heavens.
For souvenirs and traditional Chinese sweets, pay a visit to the stalls dotting Qianmen Walking Street. Just 20 minutes by taxi from the hotel, this pedestrianised street is a good place to mingle with locals and soak up the atmosphere of old Beijing.
Paying a visit to Tiananmen Square, 20 minutes' drive from Holiday Inn Beijing Temple of Heaven. Have your photo taken in the symbolic heart of China, also the world's largest public square. From here you can easily visit the adjoining Forbidden City.
Before heading out to meetings, ensure that you have your destination address written down in Chinese to show to your taxi driver. Feel free to approach Holiday Inn Beijing Temple of Heaven's friendly Concierge staff, who are happy to help you with this.