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The Forbidden City, Beijing
The Forbidden City, Beijing by Francisco Diez @flickr
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China
Temple of Heaven, Beijing, China by Ivanwalsh.Com @flickr
Beijing's National Stadium "Bird's Nest" by Francisco Diez @flickr
Beijing, China
Beijing, China by Philip Larson @flickr
Beijing by Ivanwalsh.Com @flickr
Beijing West Train Station
Beijing West Train Station by Knittymarie @flickr
The Forbidden City, Beijing
The Forbidden City, Beijing by Francisco Diez @flickr
The Forbidden City, Beijing
The Forbidden City, Beijing by Francisco Diez @flickr
The Forbidden City, Beijing
The Forbidden City, Beijing by Francisco Diez @flickr
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Top sigths of China

China is a country that is rich in culture and historic sights. Almost a hundred of Chinese cities are home to priceless landmarks such as ancient monasteries, squares and museums. Beijing, the capital of the country, is the location of the famous heritage site – Forbidden City. The buildings in this city were constructed mostly in the 15th century and amaze visitors with their elegant and sophisticated style. This part of Beijing is surrounded by a thick wall. Inside the wall, there are several thousand different buildings, many of which have been turned into museums. Their exhibitions include a collection of emperor’s artefacts, marionettes, watches, ceramic items, paintings, statues and other pieces of art. There are many more interesting sights in the city, for example, Tiananmen Square, which is one of the biggest squares in the world, the Mausoleum of Mao Zedong, the White Could Temple, Zhengyangmen, Summer Palace, Zhoukoudian and Ming Tombs. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Beijing

Beijing sightseeing

Beijing is the second largest city of China. However, if Shanghai, which occupies the first place, is an economical and entertainment centre of the country, Beijing is its cultural and political capital. The city is growing and changing at a fantastic speed. Sometimes the whole districts change their look at once; when Beijing got the status of the capital of Olympic Games, this process became even quicker. The … Open

Cultural excursion through Beijing - things to see

Beijing never stops attracting tourists with its unique historical monuments. Holiday-makers are always offered to participate in numerous fascinating tours and extensive cultural programs. Here everyone can choose the entertainment to fit one’s taste. Temple of Heaven is one of the most remarkable architectural ensembles. The temple was erected more than five centuries ago. The roof of the temple is decorated … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Tourists will never be bored in Beijing. This city features a widest choice of prospects for exciting and memorable pastime. Some entertainments may seem very unusual and original for visitors. So, instead of usual evening trips to elite restaurants and clubs we suggest travelers to visit a tea house. In this facility they can not only try the rarest species of drink, but also watch the tea ceremony. This is a truly … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

You will find restaurants for every taste and budget in Beijing. There is nothing strange in this as this city is one of the most popular holiday destinations for travelers who seek new culinary experiences. The most demanding gourmets are delighted to try oriental delicacies. Fans of European cuisine will be pleasantly surprised by the skills of local chefs. Quan Ju De restaurant opened in 1864 is a favorite place … Open

Unusual hotels

The Emperor Hotel is located in the building of the former club of Tsinghua University. Having left the façade of the building nearly untouched, designers decided to work thoroughly with inner premises. Here they unleashed their creative vision and made something truly unforgettable. Curves and bright colors are the two main aspects of the design. Unusual curvy shapes can be seen everywhere – walls “flow” into … Open

Traditions and mentality of Beijing

Residents of Beijing are distinguished by kindness and hospitality. They treat tourists from European countries with great curiosity. While walking on suburban areas of the city, local people may approach you with quite an unusual, at first glance, request – they will ask you to take a picture. As a rule, such behavior is typical for travelers who want to memorize their trips, so this national trait looks quite … Open

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