Beijing - the metropolis, located in northern China Romanized as Peking - China Online
Beijing - the metropolis
Beijing is a metropolis in northern China and the capital of the People's Republic of China. Governed as a municipality under direct administration of the central government, Beijing borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and for a small section in the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.
Beijing is divided into 16 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. 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 recognized as the political, educational, and cultural center of the People's Republic of China, while Shanghai and Hong Kong predominate in economic fields.The city hosted the 2008 Olympic Games.
Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City and Palace, Wanchun Pavilion, the Great Wall of China, Badaling section, Hero slope, Jade factory, Emperor's Ming Tomb and Mausoleum, Temple of Heaven, Yonghe Tibet Lama Temple, Emperor Summer Palace, Beijing streets by night, Donghuamen night food market, deep fried scorpions and centipedes, Olympic Park, Aquatics Centre, Bird's Nest Stadium.
The top ten attractions of Beijing.#10: Hutongs - Old town Beijing atmosphere. Streets and houses as they originated in the Yuan dynasty. A great place to view historical Beijing culture.#9: Beijing Zoo - One of the oldest zoos in China, amongst the largest collections in the country. Many exotic creatures call it home.#8: National Aquatics Center - This attractive complex was built for the 2008 summer Olympics.#7: Ming Tombs - Houses tombs of Ming emperors, a must see for its integrated architecture.#6: Chinese opera - It is a grand spectacle. There are numerous branches of Chinese opera, some with roots back to the 3rd century BC.#5: Beijing Olympic Stadium - Known as the "Bird's Nest". It was constructed for the 2008 Summer Olympics.#4: Beihai Park - An imperial garden built in the 10th century.#3: Summer Palace - A UNESCO World Heritage site and a masterpiece of Chinese landscape garden design.#2: Tiananmen Square - A large plaza near the center of Beijing, it has great cultural significance as the site of key events in Chinese history.#1: Forbidden City - One of China's most popular attractions, it has housed emperors for over 400 years, exemplifies traditional Chinese palatial architecture.
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