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Guide to Beijing tours

If you are thinking of organising a trip to Beijing, China for your next vacation, you should learn more about the city. Read the following article and discover a Beijing travel guide with detailed information about the capital of the People’s Republic of China.

General information

Location Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and is considered by many as it is political, educational and cultural centre.
Yet, Hong Kong and Shanghai are considered as the financial centres.
It is located in Northern China and borders Hebei Province and Tianjin Municipality. Four Great Ancient Capitals Beijing is one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China and it is also known as Peking.
Population According to 2010 statistical data, Beijing has a population of a little less than 20 million residents, referred to as ‘Beijingers’.

Tourism information

Information In Beijing, you can find a vast variety of accommodation types, from luxury to cheap hotels.
You can also find a variety of amazing and unique tourist attractions. Yet, you should keep in mind before your departure that you will need a lot of days to explore a city as large and as full of interesting places as Beijing. Also note that if you are travelling from far away, you need at least two days travelling.
In any case, make sure that you visit as many of the following attractions as possible during your stay. The Forbidden City The Forbidden City is also known as the Palace Museum and is the most magnificent palace complex in China and one of the most famous palaces in the world.
The Ming Tombs The Ming Tombs are located in Changping County, approximately 50 km
north- west of Beijing.
The Ming Tombs are actually a cemetery, where thirteen emperors were buried. It is listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2003.
The Temple of Heaven The Temple of Heaven is also known as the Tiantan Park.
It is an ancient Chinese architectural masterpiece used for worship by the ancient Chinese people.
It covers a little less than three million square meters, which means that it is nearly four times the area of the Forbidden City.

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