Beijing ; Chinese: 北京, formerly romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast
Beijing is China's second largest city by urban population after Shanghai and is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most ofChina's largest state-owned companies. Beijing is a major transportation hub in the national highway, expressway, railway and high-speed rail network. Beijing's Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic.
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, capital of the People's Republic of China, is the nation's political, economic, cultural, educational and international trade and communication center. Located in northern China, close to the port city of Tianjin and partially surrounded by Hebei Province, Beijing also serves as the most important transportation hub and port of entry in China.
Beijing, one of the six ancient cities in China, has been the heart and soul of politics and society throughout its long history and consequently there is an unparalleled wealth of discovery to delight and intrigue travelers as they explore Beijing's ancient past and exciting modern development. Now it has become one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, with about 140 million Chinese tourists and 4.4 million international visitors in a year.
For my journey to Bejing started on middle of May 2011.We are so lucky get to Bejing and enjoy the nice weather .First we arrive Tianjin international airport then travel down to Bejing by fast train .We take a taxi from the train station to the hotel . The problem here is if u want to travel in Bejing better need to know how to speak a little bit of chinese word . Because the taxi drive will be more friendly if u can speak chinese and they are really happy to give u a hand.
Mostly the attraction that we need or we should to go and visit in Beijing such as the Great wall, the Tiananmen square, the Forbidden city, the Summer Palace, Birdnest National Stadium, the Temple of Heaven, the Ming tombs,Bejing Zoo to see the panda and the Hutongs ,and the Wang Fu Jing Food street .
For me , the 5 day 4 night trip is enough for me to see all the attraction. The first place that i visit is the Wang Fu Jing food street . Omg ... that is amazing and a lot of the food that we never have and never seen such as the fried scorpion, insects, BBQ bird ,and more can see in my video .....
My second place that i visited is the Mutianyu Great Wall .... my trip started 630 am with a tour car that we rent for this trip the driver come and drove us to our destination .we arrive the great wall around 7.15 am and have to wait for a while because the counter ticket not open yet and is no crowd in that time .We so lucky and took a lot of picture before the place start crowed . Me and my friend spend almost 4 hour to walk on the great wall and took picture we both really enjoy the sincnery.before back to the hotel we stopover at the bird nest stadium and the aquatic center.
The next trip is went to the temple of heaven and the summer palace .the trip take almost one day to walked and visit all the place . After that the next day we went to the tiananment square and the Forbidden city .Suggestion for who want to visit this two place is better to go early because the crowd will starting around 9am-12 p.m.After have a walk in the Forbidden city we took a cab over to the Hutong .Hutong in english is mean a small street.
For the food ,in Beijing the no 1 food u need to tried is the peking duck and the strange street food. Other thing i have remind to all the visitor is please take care for ur belonging when u in the train station or the place is crowded in Beijing .
Anyway this is a nice trip and exciting trip for me .... any info about travel to bejing u can visit this link http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/beijing.htm...
Is a nice experience for me in this trip .
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