About Beijing in China
Beijing, also well known as Peking, is the capital and the second largest city of the People's Republic of China, after Shanghai.
Situated at the northern tip of the roughly triangular North China Plain, It is a main commercial, industrial, political, educational, and cultural center and transport hub of the country. It has a population of
around 10 million people, 4 million of which are temporary residents. Beijing has four distinct seasons.
Spring is often dry but very windy; Summer is often sunny and long;Autumn is cool; and Winter is dry and sometimes very cold. Beijing is the host city of 2008 Summer Olympics.
Beijing is home to a large number of colleges and universities. Peking University and Tsinghua University are the two most
prestigious educatiol institutions in China. Other colleges and universities include Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Beijing Foreign Studies University, Renmin University of China, Beijing Film Academy and
University of International Relations.
Beijing boast itself about its abundant tourist attractions. The city has about 200 places of interest available for tourists. Beijing is known for its artificial lakes and for its parks. Located at the exact centre of Beijing, the Forbidden City or Forbidden Palace was once the imperial palace of the Ming and Qing dynasties.
In front of Forbidden Palace, it is Tiananmen Square, also called "the gate of Heavenly Peace".
World famous as one of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Wall is the longest manmade structure in the world. The Temple of Heaven is a place in which Chinese emperors worshiped heaven. Yuanmingyuan, situated in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing next to the Summer Palace, is a theme park with particularly historic meaning restored on the ruins of the famous imperial garden in the Qing Dynasty. Other attractions include the Summer Place, the RoyalGarden, Mutianyu, Simatai, Peking Man Cave, and Prince
Gong's Residence. The Siheyuan is a traditional architectural style of Beijing. Beijing hutong is an ancient city alley and lane typical in Beijing. Hutongs(Narrow lanes) has been existing for hundreds of years in Beijing. It has become one of the most popular tourist attractions in Beijing.