Beijing has more than 22 million inhabitants. Compared to the population of 25 million in Shanghai. Beijing occupies the northern edge of Chinese Qibao’ culture. Here the Ming and Qing dynasties left their marks on the country as well as the history of China.
In Beijing, there are many historical sights to see like the ancient and famous Capital City District – the historical center of Beijing, the Mansion of Prince Gong, and the Temple of Heaven. The Capital City (see above), was originally built on the north-west frontier of the city. It was called Capital of the Empire and then the Capital of China, it lies in the heart of the city. It was between 7ttle and 15ttle the old capital (see above), and this served as the imperial capital during the Ming and Qing dynasties. Today, the city is again the epicenter of Chinese Culture and it is the biggest and most populated city in China.
Main places to see in Beijing
The first thing that comes to mind upon seeing Beijing is probably the Forbidden City – the imperial palace. It was said that the palace was built to humble the grandeur of the Ming and Qing dynasties. Now, it is one of the world’s biggest attractions, and each year some 6 million people visit the Forbidden City.
Tiananmen Square is the center of modern Chinese capital. In the center of the square, there are great halls in which information about the history of the city can be studied. China Traveller’s cheques can be used to pay for entrance to the Square.
Go to the Great Wall of China. The Great Wall of China has significance in Chinese history and it is known to be the longest presided guarded city in the world.
Shopping in cities like Beijing and Shanghai will be fun but it will be better if you combine it with some relaxing evenings. If you decide to stay close to the Chinese cities, then the nightlife will be a great experience.
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