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Beijing Travel Guide

Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China, is a mysterious and exotic city to most of the visitors. Beijing has a population of over 14 million. It covers an area of 16800 square kilometres, and was first built as a small garrison town. It was not until 720 B.C. that the city emerged from town to a capital for the first time.
At the beginning of the 10th century, it was the second capital of the Liao Dynasty. From then on ,the city had been the capital of the Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties until 1911.It has changed its name at least 8 times. It has been sacked, demolished and rebuilt.
Today Beijing is not only the political and cultural centre of a resurgent China, but also a popular tourist destination. 
Being a world-renowned ancient cultural city, boasting many scenic spots and historical monuments, such as the Forbidden City, known as the Palace Museum, which was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Summer Palace, the largest garden in the world. The Great Wall, with a history of over 2000 years, being one of the 7 great wonders in the world, the only man-made construction visible from the moon. The Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests. The Tiananmen Square, known as the largest one in the world.

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Beijing Travel Guide

Beijing Attractions

Beijing, the capital city of the People’s Republic of China, is a mysterious and exotic city to most of the visitors.Being a world-renowned ancient cultural city, boasting many scenic spots and historical monuments, such as the Forbidden City, known as the Palace Museum, which was the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties. The Summer Palace, the largest garden in the world. The Great Wall, with a history of over 2000 years, being one of the 7 great wonders in the world, the only man-made construction visible from the moon. The Temple of Heaven, where the Ming and Qing emperors worshipped heaven and prayed for good harvests. The Tiananmen Square, known as the largest one in the world.

Beijing Transportation

Beijing is a transport hub with a modern system of roads, railways and major airplane terminals. There are two airports, four railway stations and many long-distance bus stations serving in Beijing. Six finished ring roads circle a city with nine interstates heading in basically all compass bearings, supplemented by eleven China National Highways. Getting around Beijing via trams, city busses, taxis, rental bikes and tourist busses are all accessible, and the Beijing Transportation Smart Card can present to you an awesome helpful when traveling in Beijing urban zone.

Beijing Shopping

Beijing is not only the political and cultural centre of China, but also a metropolis with well-developed businesses and a prosperous economy dates back to thousand of years ago. Cloisonné, Ivory Carving, Jade as well as Lacquer are well-known as the four best traditional arts and handcrafts of Beijing.

Other handiworks such as Curios, Silk, Pearls, Snuff Bottles with Pictures Inside, Artificial Flowers, Candied Fruits and confectionaries of all kinds are also worth buying and are great presents for friends.

Beijing Nightlife

Varying from traditional performances to modern concerts, pubs and clubs, Beijing's night time can be surprises for you.

Beijing Food

Being capital city of China, Beijing congregates the delicacies of different parts of China such as Chinese four major cuisine-Cantonese cuisine, Shandong cuisine, Sichuan cuisine , and Huaiyang cuisine. Restaurants of different flavors can be easily found here and there in Beijing and are comparably affordable...

Travel Tips

For the first-time visitor to Beijing, planning a trip to the most populous city on earth can be an exercise in trying to tame the infinite. We've recorded some helpful Beijing travel tips here. We trust these travel tips will help you mastermind an impeccable traveling to Beijing. These tips range from banks, visa , weather, useful telephone numbers, transportation, vacationer tricks to Electricity and China electrical outlets, postal, water and Foreign Embassies and Consulates in Beijing.

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