Beijing, with literal meaning of "northern capital", is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. As a major transportation hub, it is also the center of politics, education, and culture in China.
With a 3,000-year-long history, Beijing is one of the world's most ancient cities. Covering an area of 16,808 square kilometers, it is the second largest city in China next only to Shanghai. The city is divided into 16 districts and two rural counties, with about 13 million people. With rich tourism resources, Beijing is renowned for its famous attractions, unique and delicious food, and abundant night life with colorful entertainments. Among the well-known attractions, some representatives such as Beijing National Stadium, Bystreets, and the temple of heaven will amaze and delight you. All kinds of Beijing snacks, including Beijing Roast Duck, Noodles with soybean paste, and so on, will leave you a special impression on this city. Furthermore, the interesting nightlife activities will offer you opportunities to experience the perfect combination of Beijing's traditional unique culture and modern prosperity....Beijing Overview
Beijing, the capital of china, is the center of politics, culture and international communication. With over 3000-year-long history, Beijing has become the city with the most World Cultural Heritages in China. Famous attractions, such as the Forbidden City, the temple of heaven, the summer palace, the Beihai Park, etc., have added more florid colors to this old city.
Situated in western outskirts of Beijing, the summer palace, named as Qingyiyuan, covers an area of 290 hectares, three quarters of which is made up of shallow lakes.
Temple of Heaven:
The temple of heaven, located in the southeast of old Beijing city, was built in Ming dynasty in 1420. It is the place where china emperors of the Ming and the Qing dynasty have a ceremony for worshipping heaven. The temple of heaven is regarded as the biggest ancient building group for holding ceremony for worshipping heaven in the world.
Hutong Tours in a Rickshaw:
Bystreet is an old style city alleyway only in Beijing. The word"hutong" came from Mongolian, which means back street alleyway. Most of these bystreets are formed in the 13 century, and has experienced several centuries' development up to now.
Located in the warm temperature zone, Beijing has a sub-humid continental monsoon climate featuring four distinct seasons. Spring and autumn is the best time to visit Beijing, especially in the months of April, May, September and October.
Located in North China, Beijing borders the Tianjin Municipality to the southeast and is surrounded by the Hebei Province.
Beijing catering industry has a long history. In its long evolution history, it changes from the initial rice booths, small restaurants to a higher level of restaurants, contributing to the prosperity of this ancient city.