Beijing also known as Peking ,is a metropolis in northern China, and the capital of the People's Republic of China.

Beijing has a whole area of 16808 sq km (about 6500 sq mi), stretching 160 kilometres from east to west and over 180 kilometres north to south. 38% of it is flat land and 62% mountains.

Beijing's population has reached 1382 million people, including floating population has reached 303.9 million

Beijing,the most representative city and symbol of China.

1. Tiananmen Square

Tian'anmen Square is a largest City square in the world (440,000 m² - 880m by 500m). located in the centre of Beijing. located to its north, separating it from the Foebidden City . Since it was enlarged four times its original size in the 1950s. It has great cultural significance as it was the site of several important events in Chinese history.

2. Forbidden City

The Forbidden City is located in the middle of Beijing, and now houses the Palace Museum. For almost five hundred years, it served as the home of Emperors and their households, as well as the ceremonial and political center of Chinese government.

3. Summer Palace

The Summer Palace or Yihe Yuan It covers an expanse of 2.9 square kilometers, three quarters of which is Water. The central Kunming Lake covering 2.2 square kilometers was entirely man made and the excavated soil was used to build Longevity Hill. In the Summer Palace, one finds a variety of palaces, gardens, and other classical-style architectural structures.
4. Great Wall

The Great Wall of China is a series of stone and earthen fortifications in northern China, built originally to protect the northern borders of the Chinese Empire against intrusions by various nomadic groups. Several walls have been built since the 5th century BC that are referred to collectively as the Great Wall, which has been rebuilt and maintained from the 5th century BC through the 16th century.

5. Temple of Heaven

The Temple of Heaven, literally the Altar of Heaven The complex was visited by the Emperors of the Ming and Qing dynasties for annual ceremonies of prayer to Heaven for good harvest. It is regarded as a Taoist temple, although Chinese Heaven worship, especially by the reigning monarch of the day, pre-dates Taoism.

6. Lama Temple

Lama Temple Beijing (Yonghegong), or Palace of Peace and Harmony Lama Temple or Yonghegong Lamasery, a renowned lama temple of the Yellow Hat Sect of Lamaism, is situated in the northeast part of Beijing city.

7. Frangrant Hill

The Fragrant Hills Park (Xiangshan gongyuan) is located 20 kilometers northwest of Beijing and not far from the Summer Palace. The name of the park derives not from the fresh air or aroma in the area, but in the shape of the hills themselves. If you look close enough (and with a bit of imagination thrown in) you can just make out t he shape of an incense burner at the peak of the hills.

8. Olympic stadium

Beijing National Stadium, also known officially as the National Stadium, or colloquially as the Bird's Nest, is a stadium in Beijing, China. The stadium was designed for use throughout the 2008 Summer Olympics .

9. 798 Art Zone

798 Art Zone or Dashanzi Art District, is a part of Dashanzi in the Chaoyang district of Beijing that houses a thriving artistic community, among 50-year old decommissioned military Factory buildings of unique architectural style. It is often compared with New York's Greenwich Village or SoHo.

10. Ming Tomb

the Ming Tombs - the general name given to the mausoleums of 13 emperors of the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). The mausoleums have been perfectly preserved, as has the necropolis of each of the many emperors. Because of its long history, palatial and integrated architecture, the site has a high cultural and historic value. The layout and arrangement of all thirteen mausoleums are very similar but vary in size as well as in the complexity of their structures. is a lead of the Beijing tourism travel agency.

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