English Name: Beijing, Peking

Chinese Name: 北京 (běi jīng)

Government: Municipality; Capital of China

Location: Northern China (39°54′N, 116°23′E)

Postal Code: 100000

Area Code: 010

Airports: Beijing Capital International Airport, Beijing Nanyuan Airport

Railway Stations: Beijing Railway Station, Beijing South Railway Station, Beijing West
Railway Station

Beijing History  

Suburban Districts:
Changping    Daxing    Dongcheng    Fangshan    Fengtai    Huairou    Mentougou    
Miyun    Pinggu    Shijingshan    Shunyi    Tongzhou    Yanqing

Beijing, Jing for short, is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of China. Lying
102km (70miles) west of Bo Hai Sea, it borders Hebei Province to the north, west,
south, and for a small section in the east and Tianjin to the southeast. Beijing is a
major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and motorways passing
through the city. It is also the destination of many international flights arriving in China.
Beijing is regarded as the political, educational, and cultural center of China.
With a history of more than 3,000 years, Beijing has been an integral part of China's
history. There is scarcely a major building that doesn't have at least some national
historical significance. Being the capital of China for about 850 years, it is one of the
Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, offering China's most wonderful array of
attractions. No other city in the nation attracts more travelers.

As the saying goes, one who fails to reach the Great Wall is not a true hero. Without
visiting the Great Wall, no trip to Beijing or the country is complete. The Great Wall of
China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built, rebuilt and
maintained between the 5th century BC and the 16th century to protect the northern
borders from Xiongnu attacks during various successive dynasties.

At the heart of Beijing is the Forbidden City, home to the emperors of the Ming and Qing
dynasties, the largest palace complex of the nation and the world. The Forbidden City
also hosts the Palace Museum with imperial collections of Chinese art. The Forbidden
City is, by any measure, a must-see site in Beijing.

Siheyuan (Courtyard houses) and hutong (alleys) only grow in charm as they decrease
in size. Beijing courtyard houses are typical of houses of northern China, a full
embodiment of the Chinese philosophy of "the unity of man and nature." Courtyards
visitors can see today were mainly built from the Qing Dynasty to 1930s. Hutong is the
most typical type of houses in Beijing. More than 7,000 alleys are scattered throughout
the city, each has a story to tell. Those narrow lanes twist through older sections and
form an open-air museum where you can happily wander aimlessly for hours. To
experience the old Beijing, a Hutong tour is a must.

Old Beijing is wonderful and amazing while New Beijing is fantastic and exciting.
Economic reform and the preparation of the 28 Olympic Games have accelerated the
pace and scale of change and outfitted the city with a sense of modernity. Present-day
Beijing offers an endless mixture of theatres, discos, bars, business centers, all kinds
of restaurants and shopping malls that will delight visitors.

Beijing 798 Art Zone, the exhibition center of modern Chinese art, hosts the annual 798
art festival. Beijing International Music Festival was initiated in 1998 and held in Beijing
each year. Beijing boasts more than a hundred shopping malls, including the
traditional shopping areas like Wangfujing, Qianmen Dazhalan, and Xidan and the
newly emerged business areas like Guomao, Oriental Xin Tian Di and Zhongguancun
Square. If you search for international trade clothing, you can not miss Xiushou and
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