Beijing, situated in the heart of China, is the political and cultural centre of the country and the hub of international relations. Rich with a history dating back 170,000 years, Beijing is a huge city which lives between the past and the future with its ancestral traditions combined with a modern, multicultural lifestyle. The city is divided into 14 districts and 2 provinces with the oldest areas being Dongcheng and Xicheng. Thanks to the economic boom of the last few years and the influx of the international elite, the luxury property market has been enjoying great success. Wealthy buyers can buy a Hutong, a typical luxury home built in the Siheyuan style which offers both space and privacy. Prestigious apartments can be found in the neighbourhoods of Haidan, Chaoyang, CBD and the embassy district where there are luxurious duplexes and modern serviced apartments. Another elegant area is Lufthansa which boasts exclusive villas immersed in green surroundings. These districts form the wealthy section of Beijing and are particularly popular thanks to the presence of multinational organizations, embassies, amenities and quality services. Many of the clubs and services and exclusively reserved for the international community. For lovers of more peaceful locations and large villas head to the areas of Huairou and Shunyi in the north-east of the city where there are spacious townhouses and villas with gardens far from the noise and pollution and close to the airport.