About Beijing

北京,中华人民共和国首都、中央直辖市、中国国家中心城市,中国政治、文化、教育和国际交流中心,同时是中国经济金融的决策中心和管理中心。

北京位于华北平原北端,东南与天津相连,其余为河北省所环绕。北京有着3000余年的建城史和850余年的建都史,是“中国四大古都”之一,具有一定的国际影响力,其最早见于文献的名称为“蓟”。北京荟萃了自元明清以来的中华文化,拥有众多名胜古迹和人文景观,是全球拥有世界文化遗产最多的城市。北京也为华北地区降雨最多的地区之一。历史悠久的国际高等大学北京大学、清华大学也坐落于北京。北京是全球拥有世界遗产(6处)最多的城市,是全球首个拥有世界地质公园的首都城市。北京旅游资源丰富,对外开放的旅游景点达200多处,有世界上最大的皇宫紫禁城、祭天神庙天坛、皇家花园北海、皇家园林颐和园和圆明园,还有八达岭长城、慕田峪长城以及世界上最大的四合院恭王府等名胜古迹。全市共有文物古迹7309项,99处全国重点文物保护单位(含长城和京杭大运河的北京段)、326处市级文物保护单位、5处国家地质公园、15处国家森林公园。世界文化遗产:故宫、长城、周口店北京人遗址、天坛、颐和园、明十三陵。世界地质公园:北京房山世界地质公园。国家级风景名胜区:八达岭―十三陵、石花洞。中国历史文化名街:国子监街、烟袋斜街。中国历史文化名镇:密云县古北口镇。中国历史文化名村。门头沟区:斋堂镇爨底下村、斋堂镇灵水村、龙泉镇琉璃渠村。

Beijing , also known as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's largest state-owned companies. The metropolis, located in northern China, borders Hebei Province to the north, west, south, and a small section to the east, and Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.

Governed as a municipality under the direct administration of the national government, Beijing is the destination of many international flights to China. Few cities in the world have served as long as the political and cultural centre of an area as immense. Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. It has been the heart of China's history for centuries, and there is scarcely a major building of any age in Beijing that does not have at least some national historical significance. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, and huge stone walls and gates. Its art treasures and universities have long made it a centre of culture and art in China.

Beijing is definitely one of the most visited cities in the world. Every year, millions of visitors flock to Beijing to see the capital of China, a great blend of old and new. Beijing is a city for all seasons. You can always find something for you no matter what time you are in Beijing and and whatever your interests are. There are actually hundreds of tourist scenic spots and historical sites in Beijing. Some are walkable. Some are a little far from the city center. It takes time to enjoy everything that Beijing City has to offer. If you only have a few days to spare, you can highlight your Beijing trip by visiting the top 10 attractions or doing the top 10 things in Beijing. In that way, you can say that you have experienced Beijing City, even if your stay there lasts only for a few days or just the weekend. What you should do or see in Beijing largely depends on your time, budget, personal interest and tolerance of the crowds. We offer two choices of Beijing Top 10 ( Red Top 10 & Blue Top 10 ), totalling 20 attractions based on the past 10-year internet tourism experience, only for your reference