BEIJING

Beijing, the Chinese capital, is recognized as its cultural, political and social heart, with a large number of interesting historical sites for visitors. It is home to some of the most famous monuments in the country, such as the Forbidden City and the Great Wall of China. Beijing also offers great opportunities for shopping, enjoying nightlife and the famous Beijing Opera. The old houses, with patios and streets, known as hutong, are worth visiting. The Great Wall area and the perfumed hills park outside Beijing offer opportunities for trekking amid spectacular landscapes.

 

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Activities & Tourist Attractions

 

  • Temple of Heaven
  • Oriental Railway Station
  • Forbidden City
  • Tiananmen Square
  • The Great Wall of China
  • The Ming Tombs
  • Summer Palace
  • Gulou and Zhonglou
  • Beijing Man Museum (World Heritage Site)

General Information

Altitude: 19 masl Surface Area: 16,410 km² Time Zone: UTC +8 Language: Mandarin Chinese Currency: Chinese Yuan Voltage: 220 V

How to get there

The main airport is the Beijing International Airport, near Shunyi, 20 km to the north east of the city center.

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